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How to Remove Surface Rust From Polished Stainless Steel

Removing surface rust from stainless steel is important to ensure that deep pitting and irreversible corrosion do not happen. Thankfully, it is relatively easy to remove surface rust if you catch it early on. Household appliances that routinely come into contact with water, such as kettles, juicers,

How to Wash Away Dog Hair

Many people own a dog as a family pet or companion. While there are some breeds of dogs considered "low-shedding" dogs, there are far many more dogs that shed---and shed a lot. The fur can get into your bed sheets, on furniture, in the carpet and all over your clothes. To look your best, wash dog ha

How to Get Rid of a Smell in a Catherine Armoire

A Catherine armoire is made for storing just about any household item, and can be used anywhere in the home, but often these armoires are used to hold bath items. No matter where you have your armoire or what you store in it, you may notice a musty smell or other unpleasant odor. Musty odors almost

How Do I Clean Propane Power Jet Burners?

Cleaning burners on a propane stove is important to maintain an even flame and create an even heating surface on pots and pans. Over time and with much use burner jets clog with dirt, grime and other debris, rendering them inefficient. Propane jet burners require a thorough cleaning once or twice pe

What Removes Ink From a Dryer?

Despite efforts to keep them out of the laundry, ink pens sometimes slip through the wash and into the dryer. This results in a big miss in the dryer. If not removed, the ink is transferred to future loads of laundry. There is no need to purchase pricey ink removers. Instead, remove the ink with com

How to Plant Paperwhites in Rocks

Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) are a form of daffodil that bloom with fragrant star-shaped flowers. These are the easiest bulbs to force, which means that you can accelerate their blooms. They require little care and no soil nutrients to bloom. Paperwhites only overwinter in USDA zones 8 to 11,

Pros and Cons of Reconditioned Tools

Reconditioned tools, like any secondhand tool, has its positive and negative aspects. Fortunately, the positives tend to outweigh the negatives in many cases. These are tools which normally have been purchased by consumers when new then were found to be nonfunctional and returned to the store. Rathe

How to Stop Dry Rot on Tomatoes

Dry rot on tomatoes can occur under various conditions. This fungus can develop in response to soil quality, water, and weather. In order to prevent a tomato plant and its fruit from being ruined by dry rot there are several steps that should be taken. It is important to determine what is causing th

How to Remove Stains From Commercial Vinyl Tile

When you place commercial vinyl tiles in your home, you are providing yourself with a floor that will have a strong resistance to stains. However, while it is resistant, stains are still possible. These stains can easily be removed using various methods that will have your vinyl tiles looking just a

How to Clean the Coils on a KitchenAid Superba Refrigerator

The KitchenAid Superba line of refrigerators has been discontinued, but they can still provide quality performance when well-maintained. Excess indoor air pollution, dust or pet hair can accumulate inside the condenser, blocking air flow and heat transfer that keeps the refrigerator running efficien

Natural Ways of Polishing Silver

Fine silver jewelry and utensils have always been a sign of elegance, and families pass these heirlooms from generation to generation. Exposed to air, silver oxidizes and develops tarnish -- black spots or marks on the silver. Though nothing will completely prevent tarnishing, proper care minimizes

How to Remove Fingernail Polish Stains

Fingernail polish is a nice complement to your attire. The more practiced you are at applying it, the quicker and more accurate your application. Once in awhile an accident happens and nail polish is spilled on clothing or surfaces. The quicker you respond, the more likely you are to remove the fing

How to Make a Concrete Alligator Mold

Creating an alligator mold is easy to do. All the supplies can be found at your local home and garden store. By adding concrete to a hand made sand mold, you can construct as many alligators as you need for your home or garden.

How to Clean Black Mold From Containers

Black mold is dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control, mold can cause respiratory issues, coughing and wheezing in healthy people. Because of the ill effects of mold, take every step possible to eliminate it from your home as soon as you find it. Mold likes warm, dark, moist places a

How to Clean Water Stains From Glass

Hard water contains a high concentration of mineral elements that will stick to surfaces, especially glass. These elements include calcium, bicarbonates, magnesium and sulfates. If the glass surface is not washed off in time, the droplets of hard water will form stains. This is a common problem, es

How to Do Cuttings for Propagation

Many times gardeners have plants within their landscape they desire to propagate through cuttings to cut down on the expense of purchasing new ones. The most common methods of plant propagation are through stem and leaf cuttings, as well as through rooting in water. Different plants root better thro

How to Paint a Laminated Armoire

Perhaps it's time for a change in your décor. You may like what you have, but want to add color or a fresh look to your decorating scheme. Laminated wood furniture is pressed wood with a plastic wood-grain or solid color vinyl layer over the pressed wood. Laminated wood can be painted with care