The prospect of painting glass may seem daunting. However, if you have the right materials, it's actually a very easy process. Because glass is hard and slick, it isn't suited for paint adhesion. Also, because it is fragile, glass cannot be abraded with sandpaper to encourage adhesion. Although ther
Stainless steel grills are coated with chromium oxide, which reduces rust. Over time, unattended dirt can inhibit the power of chromium oxide to block corrosion, leading to blemishes and rust spots on your stainless steel grill. That's why regular cleaning of the exterior is important.
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
Carpets take a lot of punishment and can quickly become dirty and dingy. Taking a walk down your supermarket's cleaning aisle will give you a variety of carpet cleaning options. These products can be quite expensive and are chock-full of chemicals. Instead, opt for an all-natural, homemade approach
While the benefits of obtaining a used mattress are evident in your pocketbook, you may have inadvertently introduced a new problem to your home in the form of a used mattress with an unpleasant smell. A used mattress with a disturbing odor can disrupt otherwise good sleep and create overall problem
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
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