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How to Refinish Shiny Brass Lighting

How to Refinish Shiny Brass Lighting

Brass lighting can add to the ambience of a room while reflecting the light, be it from light bulb or candle. However, if that brass fixture becomes tarnished, the benefits are lost. Proper care and maintenance of any brass item is necessary to preserve the luster and shine. When dealing with brass,......[Read More]
How to Clean Your Oriental or Persian Rug

How to Clean Your Oriental or Persian Rug

Oriental and Persian rugs are available in a wide spectrum of colors and patterns. They can help you add a touch of class to your home. To keep your Oriental or Persian rug looking bright and new for years, follow a routine maintenance plan. Placing Oriental or Persian rugs away from high-traffic ar......[Read More]
What Do You Do When You Spill Liquid on a Leather Couch?

What Do You Do When You Spill Liquid on a Leather Couch?

You're enjoying the comfort of your beautiful leather couch when disaster suddenly strikes: a spilled drink lands on the leather, slowly seeping into the couch. Now isn't the time to panic, but it's also not the time for inaction. Immediate attention can help mitigate the spill and keep your leather......[Read More]
How to Get the Musty Odor Out of Furniture in a Basement

How to Get the Musty Odor Out of Furniture in a Basement

Mold and mildew settle easily into damp upholstery. These fungal growths are the culprit behind the musty smell common to basement furniture. Whether your basement has had visible moisture or is simply humid, musty odor in the furniture is almost inevitable. After you've dried the basement and fixed......[Read More]
How to Get Hair Dye Out of Wood Cabinets

How to Get Hair Dye Out of Wood Cabinets

A mix of color pigments, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, hair dye "stains" your hair, and if it drips, it may also stain anything else it comes in contact with. If it so happens that the hair dye oozes onto your wood cabinets, it may take more than a quick wipe-down to remove it. More times......[Read More]
Can WD40 Be Used to Polish Silver Plates & Trays?

Can WD40 Be Used to Polish Silver Plates & Trays?

WD-40 works quickly to polish and protect fine silver plates, platters and even silverware. The oil compounds in WD-40 break up grime, leaving a thin layer of protection against tarnish.......[Read More]
What Is Hue in Photoshop?

What Is Hue in Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop is software that allows you to take an image and manipulate it in various ways. Enhancing, enlarging and cropping photos is one way that decorators and interior designers help to reduce costs of artwork while creating drama and interest in an interior space.......[Read More]
How to Naturally Clean Fire Door Glass

How to Naturally Clean Fire Door Glass

Fire door glass is a type of glass commonly found on the doors of fireplaces and stoves. Designed to withstand high levels of heat, this type of glass can provide a transparent barrier on a fireplace, allowing you to watch the fire, while providing a protective barrier that will prevent ashes or fla......[Read More]
How to Remove Paint From Vertical Surfaces

How to Remove Paint From Vertical Surfaces

Removing or stripping old paint can be a chore. Of course, removing paint from a vertical surface only increases the level of difficulty. The task, however, is not impossible. In fact, if you can apply paint stripper to a horizontal surface, such as a table top, you can effectively remove paint from......[Read More]
Custom Garage Ideas

Custom Garage Ideas

Customize your garage to your taste and needs.executive home image by Lise Powell from Fotolia.comGarages don't have to be cluttered or ugly, with exposed beams and dusty concrete floors. Finish off your garage with a new floor or wall treatment, modular storage and shop lighting to.........[Read More]
How to Remove a Coffee Smell From a Plastic Pitcher

How to Remove a Coffee Smell From a Plastic Pitcher

A plastic container is a convenient holder for iced coffee that is kept inside of your refrigerator. If the coffee is left inside the container for a long period of time, though, the odor from the liquid lingers on the pitcher even after washing the item by hand or in a dishwasher. While dish soaps ......[Read More]
How to Insulate a Basement to Prevent Mold

How to Insulate a Basement to Prevent Mold

Insulating your basement is an effective way of saving on energy costs during the winter and summer months and eliminating the threat of insect infestation, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Because basement walls and floors are prone to retaining moisture, you should properly insulate you......[Read More]
How to Remove Mold from Wood Windows

How to Remove Mold from Wood Windows

Mold buildup on wooden windows can be extremely unsightly, and many people resort to hiring outside help to remove it. In reality, you can accomplish this project on your own, with a few simple products and knowledge of the proper procedure. Be aware that if the wooden window frame is rotten, it's b......[Read More]
How to Clean With Solvents in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

How to Clean With Solvents in an Ultrasonic Cleaner

An ultrasonic cleaner is a machine that uses ultrasonic cleaning process to remove debris, dust and dirt from small or delicate items. Use of the machine is more effective than hand washing. Ultrasonic cleaners are used in the electronic, jewelry, auto, medical and dental industries. The machines ar......[Read More]
How to Remove Concrete Glue

How to Remove Concrete Glue

Replacing the floors in your home can be a tiresome process, and removing that bumpy, old, yellowed concrete adhesive left from your carpet or tiling may seem like an overwhelming task. However, once you take a look back to some of the old ways of doing things, you will find it is not such a huge fe......[Read More]
How Do I Remove Ballpoint Pen From Leather?

How Do I Remove Ballpoint Pen From Leather?

It is disheartening to find ballpoint pen ink on your leather couch, purse or car interior. Whether a pen exploded in your bag, or your kids used your couch for a drawing board, ink pen spots diminish the appearance of the entire leather item. It is important to remove ballpoint pen spots from your ......[Read More]
Great Ways to Store Many LEGOs

Great Ways to Store Many LEGOs

LEGOs can be hard to clean up and store, especially if you have thousands of pieces. Some LEGO pieces are quite small, so they often get lost if not stored properly. LEGO Education offers storage solutions so you can keep all of your LEGOS organized. Although these storage units are designed for LE......[Read More]
How to Use Vinegar to Remove Wrinkles From Clothing

How to Use Vinegar to Remove Wrinkles From Clothing

Vinegar is a natural product which has many household uses. Vinegar can be used for daily cleaning and mold removal. It can also be used to attain fresher, cleaner laundry and can even be used as an antiseptic. You can also use vinegar as an inexpensive, gentle and natural way to remove wrinkles fro......[Read More]
What Extinguisher Will Put Out a Grease Fire?

What Extinguisher Will Put Out a Grease Fire?

In the event of a grease fire, you must use the proper type of fire extinguisher. Using the wrong type of extinguisher could create a far worse situation and fail to extinguish the fire.......[Read More]
The Best Way to Clean a Garbage Disposal

The Best Way to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Over time your garbage disposal can start emitting unpleasant odors. This is simply due to food being put into the garbage disposal. There are remnants of food that become stuck to the sides of the disposal and turn into bacteria. It is these bacteria that are responsible for the smell that comes ou......[Read More]