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  • Donna (Brewster) Hopper

    No way!!! Can this possibly work in Canada? Do I dare try it? For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

  • Vicki Butcher

    Homestead survival Facebook FOR ICE ON STEPS: For icy steps and sidewalks mix 1 teaspoon of dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon of warm/hot water and pour over walkways...They won't refreeze!

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1 c water, 1 c vinegar, 1c alcohol, 2-3 drops dishwashing soap.....for shiny wood floors PLUS stainless steel appliances! I need to try this.

  • Rachel Aldy

    Vinegar strips hardwood floors!!!!!

  • Stephanie Joyce

    This is for laminate floors. I've used vinegar on my laminate wood floors for years with no problems.

  • Raw Honey

    Wow!! that is a shiny floor,but I prefer TPCS mixed with water or the above mixture with Dr. Woods Castile liquid soap because I have pets

The only SPOT REMOVER you may ever need ~ Mix one part Dawn dish washing liquid with two parts hydrogen peroxide; pour or spray it directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC.

  • Jennifer Daly

    It means if you use one cup of Dawn then you use two cups of hydrogen peroxide. You can use any amount just double the hydrogen peroxide.

  • Marlana Moore

    Thank you Jennifer :)

  • Jennifer Daly

    You're welcome! And it really works! Make sure you really rinse out the area with cold water after though.

  • Marlana Moore

    Okay thanks, I didn't read anything about that. Is that so the stain doesn't come back?

  • Jennifer Daly

    Yep. The first time we used this formula we didn't rinse it enough and the stained area actually grew a little. So we went back and did it again but spent a lot more time rinsing and it worked fine.

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ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.

Remembering this when i paint my new house -- To get rid of paint fumes... add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to a gallon of paint, mix well. It does not effect paint color! And makes the whole room smell like vanilla when you're done! HMMMMMM?????

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How to restore scratched and worn wood. Another pinner says: for watermarks - mix a thick paste of olive oil and salt and rub onto the wood - leave it for about 30 minutes. The salt draws out the moisture and the oil feeds the wood. Used this many, many times!

How to refinish furniture without stripping - This is the best step-by-step guide I've found yet. #DIY #home #antique_furniture

  • Jim Mathis

    Water and veneer do not mix. Plus, if most of the original finish is worn water will "raise" the grain. Many older pieces such as oak have a shellac finish. Water will turn shellac white. I would think twice before using water on an old piece.

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