Desitin is a classic staple in any household with a baby. Yet, with its ability to treat diaper rashes comes the ability to stain clothing. This is due not only to the oil in Desitin but to its active ingredient, zinc oxide, as well. Like any combination stain, both of these components will need to
While metal furniture makes an attractive patio decoration, over time it can start to rust. Leaving furniture outside exacerbates this problem. Repainting won't solve your problem. Instead, you need to convert the rust to a harmless substance using a rust converter or work by hand to remove it. Once
Solid white-oak tables are available in a variety of sizes and styles including ones with decorative trim and removable leaves. The tables, like other surfaces, need regular cleaning and care to remove dust, dirt and grime buildup. Failure to clean your solid white-oak table properly can lead to deb
The Sunbeam Rotisserie rotates your poultry or other meat as it cooks. Cooking your meat in a Sunbeam Rotisserie helps to seal in the meat's natural juices, while the unwanted fat drips into the pan below. This helps your poultry to stay moist and flavorful on the inside, while the outside skin beco
Cleaning your upholstered furniture is cheaper than throwing it out and buying new. If you don't already own one, you should rent a steam rug cleaner that comes with furniture-cleaning attachments. It will make your life so much easier. Also, using OxiClean to clean the upholstery almost guarantees
Ceramic tiles come in a vast selection of hues, shapes and sizes, making it a versatile flooring option for both indoor and outdoor applications. Sealed ceramic tiles offer greater protection against grime and stain penetration than unsealed ceramic tiles, which retain the porous nature of the clay.
Owning pets comes with cleaning up the occasional pet stain. When your pet has an accident on your carpet, no matter what type of accident it is, you want to remove the pet stain and accompanying odor completely. A pet stain that's removed but leaves behind a lingering odor will signal to pets that
Windsocks were invented to serve a specific purpose: to help aviators know the direction and speed of the wind. However now they can commonly be seen hanging outside of people's homes on flag poles. Decorative windsocks come in a variety of whimsical shapes, bright colors and holiday themes.
If you're installing tile on a wall or a countertop, you'll need a base beneath the tile that will hold up to moisture without losing integrity. Cement board, available in 4-foot by 8-foot panels, is standard for use as a tile backer board. Durock, a name brand cement board manufactured by USG Corpo
Handmade Mexican tiles made from raw clay have a naturally porous surface that allows for the application of deep, lasting stains. Installed without any protective sealing, the fragile, sun-dried tiles have none of the protective glazing that resists wear. This means you'll have to stain the tiles i
If you have an old leather couch that seems to be on its last leg do not automatically assume that you need to purchase an expensive replacement. You may be able to recover your couch for a lower cost and get a few more years out of it. There are several ways you can recover your leather couch. You
Assigning a task list that separates cleaning jobs according to necessity can help make it go easier.Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty ImagesCleaning a house can be a little overwhelming if you go into it with a formalized plan. One way to make house cleaning go a little more efficiently is to...
Jet bath tubs are found in many households, as this type of tub allows you to take a traditional bath or you can lounge awhile and have your own spa experience in the privacy of your bathroom. The bath tub jets work similarly to those of a hot tub, shooting out water streams that relax the muscles a
Built-in wall ovens can free up space in an otherwise crowded kitchen. These ovens are recessed into a wall or cabinet, with only the oven face and control panel showing. However, they can also be in the way if you decide it's time to expand your kitchen. When it comes time for a change, no matter w
Mylar film is a type of plastic film sheet. It is a thin polyester film or plastic sheet made from the resin of polyethylene terephthalate. While is has many different applications, including computer displays and LCD screens, Mylar film is often found on computer printers. Over time, the Mylar film
When you have your carpets cleaned, most likely it will be with a wet method. However, a category of cleaning known as low moisture, often referred to as dry cleaning, offers consumers an alternative. Both wet and dry cleaning methods offer benefits and drawbacks.
Kids love playing with crayons, but they are not necessarily too discerning about where those crayons go. As a result, crayon marks end up all over the place including on wooden floors, furniture and woodwork. Crayons contain paraffin wax for cohesion and pigment to create color and both present an
Tiling an area yourself can save you money and, if you follow instructions carefully, tile can yield professional looking results. One of the most important parts of tiling is cleaning the grout from the surface of the tile before it dries completely, which will save you a lot of work and will ensur
Many homes across the country experience mold growth in areas where dampness is an issue, especially in basements. It can be visibly seen on walls and floors or hidden behind or beneath them. It comes in many standard colors like blue, green, black, white and gray, or it can be a combination of thes
It's so discouraging, especially when you're running late, to be ironing your clothes and have a big, white, crusty chunk of hard water or mineral buildup fall off the iron and rub onto your garment. It comes right off, but more than anything, it's annoying to have to brush it off and make sure tha