One of my resolutions this year is to move away from using harsh commercial products for my health and home, and instead opt for powerful, all-natural remedies. In an exclusive guide below, we explore one of the most powerful and nontoxic products around:
Steel wool soaked in vinegar=distressed wood. who knew? If too gray steep basic tea and use a paint brush to add a few coats of concentrated tea. It will add a slight natural brownish tinge to the wood:
I would recommend doing it outside as it stinks and the rust from the steel wool will stain concrete so do it in a shop or over the road. DIY Vintage Wood Stain look. (How to age new wood). Good for all things wood!
kills the weeds/stray grass One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!
All natural (mostly) wood stains! A handful of pennies in vinegar will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.