It can be really devastating if you invest thousands or just hundreds of dollars making an elaborate deck area only to have it affected because of water. Providing you hire a carpenter to put up the deck for you, he will likely warn you about protecting your deck with water sealant. It may be an extra cost for the job or included, depending on who you hire. If you make the deck yourself or buy a house that already had a deck installed, knowing for sure it is protected with water sealant must be seen to by you.
If you should build your own deck, hopefully you purchase the right metal items. Stainless steel and galvanized metal products oppose rust much easier.
Leather is a very durable material and needs to be cared for. To care and protect your leather handbags, backpacks, wallets, fanny packs, etc., you should use good quality water and stain repellant to help prevent stains and dirt build up. For best results:
• Apply protecting products just after purchasing and three to four times a year thereafter as needed.
• Keep your leather moist with a high quality leather lotion.
• Do not use any cleaning products on any leather that is not made specifically for leather.
• If your handbag or other leather product is suede, use a cleaner that is made for suede.
If you have glue residue on the surface of something, whether from a previous application or from an accident, removing it is not impossible. There are, in fact, several different ways of removing glue, but the method is dependent on the surface in question. Following are some suggestions for removing glue from various surfaces.
For removing glue left behind by stickers, price tags, and other manufacturer or store applications, try simple rubbing alcohol. Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and hold it over the area in question. Once the residue is thoroughly moistened, gently scrape the glue residue off and repeat the process until the glue is completely removed. Glass, plastic, and ceramic surfaces should not be damaged by rubbing alcohol, but test a small area if the surface is painted or made of fabric.
The following points apply to all hard floors, including stone, wood, laminate and vinyl:
Sweep or vacuum hard floors at least once a week, more often in areas of heavy traffic. Mop hard floors once a week. If you have large areas of floor, consider buying an electric floor cleaner. Modern models are lightweight and easy to use. They can be used on vinyl, ceramic and any sealed floor surface but because they deposit quite a lot of water on the floor, should not be used on any unsealed surface or wood block, which could swell. Always vacuum or sweep before using an electric floor cleaner. If there is any grit on the floor, the scouring action of the brushes can scratch the surface.