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How To Remove The Glue Out Of Various Surfaces?

How To Remove The Glue Out Of Various Surfaces?

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.

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How To Clean Floors?

How To Clean Floors?

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.

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How To Efficiently Clean The Kitchen?

How To Efficiently Clean The Kitchen?

Your kitchen gets used every day. Without maintaining small messes, you can have a big cleaning job every day. This next set of tips will help you keep your kitchen clean and manageable. The first thing you should do to clean your kitchen is to wash your dishes. Washing dishes can really be overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this grueling task a bit easier.

Invest in a scrubber that you can put soap in the handle. This way you can wash as you go, eliminating huge piles of dirty dishes. Soak all dishes that have dried on food. This lets you use less elbow grease. Wash in groups silverware, glasses, bowls, plates, pots and pans.

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Stain Protection After Carpet Cleaning

Stain Protection After Carpet Cleaning

Stain protection after carpet and rug cleaning, is necessary in order to completely restore the original protective coating on the carpet fibers. This coating is usually applied by the manufactures to provide soil and stain resistance, and water repellant properties to the fabric. Such a coating however, is not permanent and will deteriorate with time, wear, and chemical reactions. Proper stain protection on your carpet acts like a wax coating on your car and will:

– Form an invisible shield which will resist staining by oils and grease

– Provide a water repellant coating

– Prevent soils or stains from adhering to the carpet fibers

– Prevent dyes from sticking to dye sites, especially on nylon carpeting.

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Natural Glassware Care

Natural Glassware Care

Every home has glass in it, whether it’s wine glasses or lemonade glasses, punch bowls or flower vases. There are many different products for cleaning glass on the market, but some of them are too abrasive and will actually do damage to glassware. Here are a few tips to help you keep the glass in your house cleaner and brighter using only natural products, rather than the abrasiveness of some commercial glass cleaning products available.

1. If ammonia doesn’t get rid of a chemical build up in your glassware, smear the glass surface with vaseline (petroleum jelly) and leave overnight, or longer. Then wipe off and wash clean.

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Wallpaper Cleaning Tips

Wallpaper Cleaning Tips

Home décor is an area in which most of us find enjoyment: choosing furniture, fabrics, patterns and colors; shopping for just the right item; and of course, reveling in our newly decorated room. Many home owners and decorators choose wallpaper to adorn their walls, as it comes in a plethora of different colors, patterns and textures. Wallpaper is a little tricky to put up at first, but once you get the hang of it, the results are much more immediate than with painting. Wallpaper is pretty and decorative, but if there are children or pets in the house, or even the occasional accident, the walls are bound to get dirty. Cleaning a painted wall is a cinch, but wallpaper takes a bit more consideration. After all, it’s paper on the wall; we all know that paper dissolves in water, so where does that leave us?

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How To Remove A Super Glue?

How To Remove A Super Glue?

Super Glue is fantastic stuff that will stick almost anything to everything. Despite this it can have it’s drawbacks also.

For example it is not hard for people to make errors when using it and then end up sticking two things together which were not intended to be glued together, or possibly even worse gluing two fingers together.

This is when folks need to get a remover on the case, to work things out again. There are some different choices available to folks, and it’s good to understand the advantages and disadvantages of every different kind of super glue remover.

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Household Chemicals Safety Tips

Household Chemicals Safety Tips

Most of us buy numerous types of cleaning supplies off the grocery store shelves. Ammonia, bleach, and a host of other chemicals fill our grocery carts, and then our homes. Many products containing these substances have been used for decades or longer, yet not everyone knows how to clean with them safely, which can lead to serious and sometimes dangerous safety hazards.

If you purchase and use a variety of chemical products to clean or repair your home, you may want to check out the following suggestions for keeping your family safe from fumes, burns, and even explosions that can occur when products are used inappropriately or incompatibly with each other.

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Gutter Repairs And Cleaning Tips

Gutter Repairs And Cleaning Tips

Home gutters are one of the most important systems for weatherproofing your home and gutter cleaning is an important household maintenance job. Gutters work to protect your house by collecting rain and keeping it away from your home’s foundation. As important as these are to the safety and upkeep of your home it is also important to maintain this feature by routinely performing maintenance and cleaning on your gutters.

Gutters which go for long periods of time without being repaired or cleaned can lead to costly damage to your home’s exterior or foundation. Water damage can lead to more serious problems such as leaks, mold and mildew and rotting of your home’s exterior. It is important to keep your gutter system working properly to minimize all chances of water damage to your home.

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Safety And Maintenance Of The Fireplace

Safety And Maintenance Of The Fireplace

Fireplaces spread a warm glow and provide the perfect setting to curl up with a steaming cup of tea and a good book to read on a chilly evening. However, negligence and poor maintenance would not only up the costs for servicing but also increase the risks of a hazard.

It’s absolutely necessary to practice good maintenance procedures to keep your fireplace in the best working condition and keep danger at bay.

Let’s have a look at some easy tips and precautionary measures we could take:

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