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  • Paint Brush and Roller Tips

    Cut a clothes hanger open and then bend the cut ends into hooks. Now you can put both rollers and brushes on and hang them up to dry. Folding a clean, but moist brush, in newspaper keeps the bristles straight while it dries.
  • Cleaning up the painting tools.

    OK, you have finished painting. Do you throw the brushes and rollers away? Or do you clean them.Of course if you bought really cheap ones, you could just thrown them away. However, not only are you being rather wasteful from an ecological point of view, you probably had a real hard time painti...
  • Cleaning stove range hood filters

    When it comes to cleaning the heavy grease off of range hoods, a de-greaser works much better than any regular detergent. Just soak it in water and de-greaser for an hour or so and the metal will come out clean and shiny without the hard work required with simple detergents. Check the cleaning ...
  • Removing Wallpaper

    When your wallpaper is glossy or very heavy, the steam or chemical strippers that you use to release the glue, can't get to the glue very well. The trick is to score the paper before using these things and there are several tools on the market for scoring wallpaper. The one I like most is calle...
  • Painting tips for using masking tape.

    You have the choice of working harder before you paint to mask off the glass, or working harder after you paint to clean off the glass.Most of us will use masking tape. Be aware that there are different grades of glue on masking tapes.The Painter's tape has a lower tack, it sticks less, which co...
  • BBQ Face-lift.

    Tips and tricks for tuning up your propane BBQ.Of special importance is making sure that there are no spider webs in the line leading from the tank to the burner -- this could cause a dangerous flash-back.Also new OPD valves on propane tanks, identified by a triangular shaped handle, will prevent...
  • Cleaning metal files -- File Cards

    Many people don't realize it but you can bring old files back to life just by cleaning the junk that has accumulated in the grooves. This is done with a special wire brush, called a "File Card". You can get them at any hardware store, next to the files.
  • Shower head cleaning

    Calcium build-up can make a shower a difficult place to get wet. Soaking the shower head in ammonia over night solves the problem. You can do it without even taking the head out of the shower. Just put a vegetable bag full of vinegar over the head and attach it with a rubber band over night, t...
  • Do rust cleaners work?

    Rust is actually the oxidization of metal and we usually want to either remove the rust from the metal itself, or remove stains that the rust left in rugs and other materials.There are a wide variety of cleaners on the market for cleaning off rust, some of which are very toxic and often remove mu...
  • Should I get my ducts cleaned?

    Josie asks: "I am considering getting my ducts professionally cleaned. Can you tell me if it will reduce the dust in my home and whether there are any other benefits to having this done?"This question comes back every year, and although there is still hot debate on the subject, it appears to me ...