Hardwood floors are very beautiful. It is a very durable material that ages quite well, is classically stylish and is quite easy to maintain. All it needs is a regular application of wax and buffing and it will serve you for years and years. But if there’s one enemy of hardwood floors, it is water stains. A water stain is an ugly blemish on an otherwise beautiful part of your house. But fortunately, water stains can be removed. [Read more…]
What do you do when you’ve spilled red wine on your favorite dress, or smeared foundation on your white shirt before a big meeting? Don’t panic. These quick fixes can help save the day (or at least, your clothes),and even spare you from an expensive dry cleaning bill. But as with all emergency fixes, the key is to act fast. Read this article now, so when it does happen to you, you know exactly what to do. [Read more…]
A pristine-looking bathroom is something all homeowners strive for. The bathroom, despite what we do inside there, is a place of solace and many people actually retreat to the confines of the bathroom if they want some peace and quiet. But a bathroom ceases to become this sanctuary if it is dirty and grimy – and nothing says dirty more than a stained toilet bowl. [Read more…]
Super glue is one of the most amazing inventions of the modern world. Just ask any person who’s had to deal with a broken piece of anything and you’ll hear them praise the wonders of super glue. Who wouldn’t be impressed by a substance that can be used to on almost any material and then bind it together so effectively, it could even be tougher than when it was in its original state. It’s really an amazing product – until it gets in your clothes. [Read more…]
Don’t fret – paint may seem to be a permanent stain, but it can actually be easily removed if you have the right solvent. The best solvent for latex paint is ammonia, which is not that hard to come by. What you need to do is soak the fabric in the ammonia so that the latex paint will dissolve. If the latex paint is already dry, you can scrub it off as it soaks – this will hasten the removal of the stain. Just make sure that you do this in a well ventilated area as the ammonia fumes are not going to do you any good.