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Interior Mold Treatment

Mold. Nobody wants it, but sometimes it seems to sneak in uninvited. It can ruin fabrics and wood. It can cause allergic reactions. It can cause bad smells in the home. Follow these simple instructions to send it on its way.

How to Clean Greenhouse Glass

Greenhouses concentrate both heat and sunshine to maximize plant growth and harvest. The clear windows both let in sunshine and insulate the greenhouse. Windows come in both glass and polycarbonate (clear, hard thermoplastic). Both can be cleaned with water and mild disinfectants.Cleanin

How to Remove Smoke Stains From Plastic

Smoke has a degrading effect on plastic as it mars the look by leaving a yellow stain on the surface. Removing smoke stains from plastic requires following a procedure thoroughly and repeating the process until the stain has been removed as much as possible, if not altogether. There is no guarantee

How to Clean Mold From Flooding

A flood drastically changes your life. Not only do you have to contend with the water damage, but you also must deal with the possibility of mold and mildew invading your home. Mold is potentially harmful and can severely aggravate those suffering from asthma and other breathing problems. Begin clea

How Do I Get Off Burnt Noodles That Are Stuck in a Pan?

Kids scream, cell phones ring, guest arrive early and suddenly the Thai noodle dinner you worked so hard on goes from perfect to burnt. Noodles don’t turn to charcoal like other foods. When noodles burn, they become a sticky, mushy mess. Skip trying to scrape the burnt mess at the bottom of th

How to Treat Indoor Wooden Vigas

A viga is an ornamental support beam influenced by adobe-style construction. Though it appears to serve as a rafter beneath the ceiling in a home, it is not necessarily functional. Vigas are typically constructed of spruce or pine wood that has been peeled, giving them a naturally washed appearance.

How to Remove Surface Rust From Metal

Rust is not a friend to metal. It starts with surface rust, but eventually, the rust will work itself down through the metal until it has eaten all the way through. It is important to catch rust before it can do serious damage to the metal. When the damage is in the surface stage, sanding is usually

How to Recondition Brass Door Hardware

Real brass hardware, like other solid metal pieces, can be reconditioned and polished to look like new at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new hardware. By using cleaners and then scrubbing the metal with abrasives, you can bring back the shine of your brass door hardware. Keep the shine by seal

How to Care for Your Becker BK2 Companion Knife

The Becker BK2 companion knife is a high-quality, durable and affordable choice in the survival knives market. The knife comes with a strong, tang-blade made out of high-carbon steel; users frequently cut wood without damaging the knife. The BK2 has a thick, easy-to-grab handle.

How to Remove Fabric Bleeding Stains From Clothing

Unfortunately, some articles of new clothing do not receive proper dye setting and may bleed onto your skin or other clothing. Bleeding dyes can ruin the bleeding garment as well as other garments washed in the same load of laundry. Some bleeding stains require professional dry-cleaning services for

How to Clean Rust Spots on Metal

Rust is a fact of life, especially in damp, wet areas. While rust develops slowly, you may notice it overnight. If suddenly that patio chair, cast iron pan or car is too rusted, you can take action against the rust. Rust removal is physically demanding, especially if your metal object has a severe c

How Do I Clean a George Foreman Grill?

George Foreman grills come in a variety of sizes, but you can clean all of them in the same way because each model contains removable cooking plates and drip trays. While the grills have specific instructions for cleaning from the manufacturer, a do-it-yourself method also exists that will allow you

Types of Cold Power Detergent

Cold Power detergent is available in both liquid and powder forms.Laundry Soap image by Tabitha Little from Fotolia.comCold Power 2X Ultra Concentrate detergent is a laundry soap designed to remove dirt and stains from laundry in cold water. This detergent is used on all types of laundry,...

How to Clean a Bear Rug

The phrase "bear rug" conjures mental images of the novelty bearskin rug made of a sprawled out bear hide with taxidermy, open-mouth bear head. Bear rugs exist in other forms where bearskin and fur is used in the rug's material, or simply where images of bears are placed on rugs. While faux bear ski

How to Paint an ABS Plastic Bathtub

ABS plastic is composed of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, and it is used to make molded products like automotive body parts, plastic piping, and even some types of golf club heads and musical instruments. It is also sometimes used to make bathtubs. Because ABS plastic is nonporous and slick, it is

How to Dissolve Mortar

Mortar, made from a mixture of pulverized limestone, is used in bricklaying to bond bricks tightly together. It is possible to dissolve the limestone in mortar by using a substance similar to hydrochloric acid, called muriatic acid. You can purchase this at a hardware store, where it is commonly so

How to Use a Juiceman II Electric Juicer

The Juiceman II is an electric juice extractor that is designed for home use. The Juiceman II enables you to make pure, preservative- and additive-free fruit and vegetable juices in your own kitchen. The Juiceman II is named for juicing advocate Jay "The Juiceman" Kordich, and was sold via infomerc

How to Polish a Stainless Steel Mirror

Stainless steel is a coveted metal because of its ability to resist stains and rust. High quality, polished stainless steel has a brilliant shine. Over time, however, the stainless steel will get dull as the metal oxidizes. You can restore the stainless steel to a brilliant shine. Make your own poli

How to Remove Red Ink From a Wooden Painted Toy

Removing red ink from a wooden painted toy introduces a multi-material challenge. You don't want to simply fade the red ink to pink or ruin the paint or the wood. Finding a solvent that will remove the ink without damaging the toy seems complicated at first but there is a way to clean ink off a pain