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How to Seal Wood With Epoxy

Epoxy can be used to seal wood furniture that has hairline cracks, splinters, or large gouges in the wood. Epoxy is a strong substance that can seal most wood furniture suffering from cosmetic flaws, and also help strengthen the wood around the damaged part. Once the wood is strengthened, it can be ...More...

How to Get Rid of Dog Odor in a Yard

Having a yard is convenient for dog owners who lack the time or energy to walk their furry friends. With dog urine and feces comes dog odor, however--and this odor often becomes a big problem if left untreated. Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to neutralize dog odor in your yar...More...

How to Repair a Polyresin Statue With Glue

When statues and other polyresin items get broken, repairs take a lot of time. Some polyresin figures that break end up with dozens of fragments, missing pieces and rough edges. School glue, tissue paper and acrylic paints can repair most damaged statues, but it is a long, arduous process that requi...More...

How to Remove Alcohol Stains From Granite Tile

Some alcohols, such as red wine or margaritas, contain a high acid content that can stain expensive granite tile. Keep a few simple items on hand to make sure any accidents can be cleaned up quickly to prevent any further damage....More...

How to Neutralize Essential Oil Scents

Essential oil scents can be very strong because they are concentrated and they can linger a long time in a closed room because they are highly volatile. Mass-market products usually are not effective enough to remove the smell of essential oils because they merely cover up odors with other scents. T...More...

How do I Clean Snap Lamination Flooring?

Dirt on the surface of snap lamination flooring causes minute scratches. These scratches multiply over time and make the finish of the floor look drab or dull. Frequent cleaning preserves the original luster of snap lamination flooring. "Snapping" the boards together during installation creates a ti...More...

About Cloth Shrinking

Cloth shrinking is not just a problem for the age of washing machines and tumble dryers. It goes back millenia. There is a Bible saying about not sewing a piece of new cloth onto an old garment, because sooner or later it will shrink and tear away. But shrinking is sometimes a desired result, as whe...More...

Spray Paint Ideas

Spray paint is a versatile paint product that comes in a rainbow of colors, from earth tones to metallic. It is easy to use and apply, making it an appropriate choice for both professional artists as well as beginners. While there are many uses for spray paint in outdoor and industrial applications,...More...

What Causes My Hummingbird Food to Get Cloudy?

Placing hummingbird food --- either store-bought or homemade --- in a specially designed feeder to attract the tiny birds is a beloved backyard pastime. No matter what type of liquid food you use, you must clean and change it if it becomes cloudy....More...

How to Clean Hagerty Silver

When the sulfur in the air chemically binds to the surface of silver, it creates an unsightly black layer known as tarnish. This disgusting, black coating can distract from the beauty of even the most stunning piece of silver. Luckily, even the most drastically tarnished silver item can be returned ...More...

Tile Floor Cleaning Tools

Tile flooring is available in a variety of patterns and color schemes that can add class and sensibility to any space. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, tile flooring is more durable than carpet, linoleum or wood and is easier to clean. Dirt and debris that would have seeped deep into the fibers of...More...

How to Get Organized With Home Cleaning

Giving your home the care and attention in needs to keep it in good shape and running smoothly need not be an unwelcome chore. Organization is the first key to performing the cleaning chores in an efficient and highly effective way; the second key is delegation of tasks to family members. All that r...More...

How to Deter Raccoons From Digging in Your Yard

If raccoons are digging in your yard, not only are they making your lawn an eyesore, but they are also putting you at risk of contracting disease. Raccoons can carry the deadly disease rabies and many also have parasites, according to the Audubon Society of Portland. If raccoons are in your yard, yo...More...

How to Get White Circles Out of Wooden Furniture

In a perfect world, everyone would use coasters, and ugly white rings on furniture would never be a problem. Unfortunately that's not reality. Almost everyone has discovered a white ring under a glass left too long with no coaster. Whether it's Grandma's heirloom sideboard or your brand new coffee t...More...

How to Recycle Styrofoam Egg Cartons

Styrofoam egg cartons are made of foamed polystyrene, also known as PS or plastic number 6, since its recycling symbol features the number six. Polystyrene can be recycled into a number of applications, including reforming into egg cartons once again, license plate frames, foam utensils or packing p...More...

How to Remove Orange Glo Buildup

While hardwood floors are naturally beautiful, they become soiled and lose their appealing luster over time. Orange Glo brand products are designed to remove accumulate grime from hardwood floors, protect hardwood from damages, and add shine. Although simple to use, Orange Glo is capable of leaving ...More...

How to Get Rid of Sulfur Smell in Water

Anyone who has ever turned on a water faucet and experienced a rotten-egg smell knows that sulfur odor is extremely unpleasant. The odor is the result of an interaction between sulfur, electrons and bacteria that create a buildup of hydrogen sulfide gas in the water. While not harmful if consumed, t...More...

How to Clean a Thomas Kinkade Painting

Thomas Kinkade is one of the most well known and prolific American painters living today. His work can be seen hanging in homes, churches and galleries across the country. His deeply spiritual background emanates from his work and his subtle use of color and light brings dimension to the depictions ...More...