Wipe on mineral spirits. Clean with ivory dish soap. Use gel stain. No need to strip the wood. ~ Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old wood furniture.
Get Rid of Ants with cornmeal. Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it but can't digest it. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
Before painting galvanized metal or concrete, wipe down the object or surface with vinegar, using a sponge or lint-free cloth. This little trick will help your paint job last longer. (Not that you would want to paint galvanized metal!
Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs - Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. Our team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus share their favorite products.