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How to Plaster a Block Fence

How to Plaster a Block Fence

Covering an outside block wall using plaster requires a different sort of mixture than one used for a interior wall. Exterior plaster, occasionally known as stucco, is a cement mixture, incorporating sand for lime and texture for extra binding. The plaster isn’t tough to apply, but does require careful mixing to make a substance that will adhere nicely to the blocks. Mix an exterior plaster in a large container or wheelbarrow. Add three parts sand, one part Portland cement and…

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How to Dye a Part of Carpet

How to Dye a Part of Carpet

Spills from household goods, such as makeup and bleach, can cause carpets to become discolored. In case you have a huge field of carpet that requires recoloring, you might wish to hire a professional carpet care company to do the job. It’s possible, however,re-dye small spots with fabric dye or carpet dye sticks. Whichever method you use, analyze the dye on a carpet scrap or in an inconspicuous location to guarantee the shade matches. Note that polyester fibers do not…

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Will Brewed Tea Hide Big Water Areas on a Wood Floor?

Will Brewed Tea Hide Big Water Areas on a Wood Floor?

If you’ve ever spilled tea on an unfinished hardwood seat or table, then you are likely aware of its ability to stain hardwood. Several woodworkers have used tea to make natural stains, and you could conceivably use it to mask a water stain on your hardwood flooring. Two caveats apply: The offending place has to be relatively fragile, and you will most likely have to stain the whole floor. It might be easier to bleach from the place. Staining With…

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The way to Refinish Chairs With Paint

The way to Refinish Chairs With Paint

A coat of paint can work wonders for old chairs. It hides stains and stained hardwood in addition to tears and chips that you have to mend with putty. The toughest portion of selecting a seat is stripping the old finish, but if you paint, you can usually skip this step. Painting also opens the door to imagination — if a monochrome finish is not for you, you also do not have to settle for you. To Strip or Not…

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Solutions to Clean Dull, Dirty Hardwood Floors

Solutions to Clean Dull, Dirty Hardwood Floors

Years of traffic finally wears the finish off on a hardwood flooring, but the finish can also lose its luster if it is hidden under outdated coats of floor wax. You may be able restore your floor’s finish simply by removing the wax and also giving it a once over with the right type of cleaner. If this does not work, and the flooring is still in good shape, you can restore luster with a topcoat of a new finish,…

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Steam Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

Steam Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

Cleaners eliminate imbedded dirt stains and odors and at the right temperature, they can disinfect ottomans, chairs and couches. A steam cleaner relies on hot water rather than chemicals or scented shampoos, making it ideal for people sensitive to odor and for a wide assortment of fabrics. Do and always check for cleaning recommendations in the furniture care label. Get the Right Equipment A subpar steam cleaner makes very little difference in appearance and the cleanliness of upholstery, but a…

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How to Make Floors Less Sticky After Mopping

How to Make Floors Less Sticky After Mopping

It can be disappointing to slave over your vinyl, tile or laminate flooring using a damp mop and the right cleaner only to get them appear tidy but feel sticky when you finish. Really clean floors have a just-washed shine and texture smooth under bare feet. You may be making more than just one unintentional mistake that leaves your flooring tacky after you wash it. Wash Right If you’re just freshening relatively clean flooring, you might be able to clean…

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