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How to Make a Stainless Steel Cleaner

Did you know that you can make stainless steel cleaner from household ingredients? Cleaning stainless steel doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Making stainless steel cleaner is one way to "green up" your home. Homemade stainless steel cleaner is gentle on the environment and is nontoxic.

How to Remove Moisture From Insulated Glass

Insulated glass windows are generally comprised of double panes, separated by a small barrier that is designed to keep cold and warm air out of a home. The double panes in insulated windows also serve as a heat barrier from sunlight. However, over the course of time weather elements can erode and pe

How to Clean Coffee Stains Out of a Stainless Steel Thermos

Filling your stainless steel thermos with coffee in the morning will keep it hotter longer than a normal coffee mug. However, coffee can stain your stainless steel thermos and make it look dirty and dingy. A stained thermos can also affect the taste of fresh coffee that is placed inside the thermos.

How to Clean Italian Tile

With its vibrant colors and intricate designs, Italian tile gives homes a refined look. Italian tile includes tiles with painted-on designs, as well as muted colorings that resemble marble. Tile can be used on flooring, around tubs, kitchen back-splashes or as decorative accents throughout the home.

How to Remove Betadine Stains From Clothing

Betadine is a dye that is part of the iodine family. Betadine has several uses ranging from pre-surgical cleansing to skin de-germing. However, it also comes in an over-the-counter cream that can be purchased to treat minor wounds and infections. Since Betadine is a dye, this makes it particularly h

Professional Wood Floor Cleaning Products

Whatever wood is used on your floor, you want to use the best products available to clean it.hardwood floor texture image by GoodMood Photo from Fotolia.comYour wood floor adds natural beauty to your home, but that beauty is diminished if it looks dingy and dirty. Although consumer...

How to Remove Blood Stains From Cotton Sheets

Blood stains are surprisingly common. Knowing how to remove these stains will help you preserve your bedding. Don't be intimidated and discard bloodstained items. As with any stain, your chance of success is greater if you act quickly. The most important thing to remember about blood stains is to us

How to Polish Damaged Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring adds style and versatility to the decor of any home. Wood flooring options are available in many woods, colors and stains. Hardwood flooring becomes damaged because of lack of maintenance or everyday wear and tear. Damaged hardwood flooring may be the result of scratches from falle

How to Clean Up Mold in a Basement

Mold growth in a basement is a problem often attributed to poor ventilation, humidity and flooding. It can grow on carpets and padding, drywall and even cement. In addition to being unsightly, mold causes health problems ranging from minor cold symptoms to respiratory illnesses, skin irritations and

How to Make Pet Odor Remover

Anyone with pets knows that accidents happen. You can make a safe, effective cleaner and deodorizer for pet odors with household items such as vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

How to Remove White Stains From Holland Paver Bricks

When Holland Paver bricks are installed near a pool or within reach of a sprinkler system, they often develop white stains. These white stains are most likely hard water stains. As water splashed onto the stones evaporates, it leaves minerals behind. The best way to remove hard water stains from sto

How to Remove Glue From Rubber Tile

Rubber tiles often line children's playrooms and exercise rooms. The rubber will absorb any impact and prevent injury to your children or damage to your floor. If you accidentally drip glue on your rubber tiles, remove it as soon as you notice it to prevent it from setting completely where it will b

How to Get a White Mark Out of Wooden Furniture

Did you recently have guests and you're trying to figure out how to get those unsightly white marks off your wooden table that are present as a result of either wet cups or hot plates being placed on its surface? It may seem as if all is lost, but these white marks are actually considerably easy to

How to Get Rid of a Greasy Odor on Your Pottery

Pottery is usually made from ceramic or clay and, when designed for home use, pottery typically has a sealant to protect its surface from stains. Over time, this sealant may wear away and allow liquids to penetrate the porous clay. If grease happens to seep into your pottery, you may be left with a

How to Clean and Care for Slate Floor Tile

Slate floors are very versatile and relatively easy to care for. When installing slate floor tile, consider hiring a professional, as it can be tricky to install correctly. Slate flooring comes in a variety of colors, such as black, green, red and gray. Slate floor tiles are also available in a rang

Water Saving Ways to Wash Dishes

Conserving water in the kitchen cuts utility bills.Dishes image by Towards Ithaca from Fotolia.comThe kitchen is one of the major water use areas in the home. Whether families are eco-conscious or simply conscious of the water bill, there are ways to cut down water use, especially while...

How to Remove Children's Stickers From a Leather Ottoman

You have an attractive leather ottoman in your living room or family room, and your child just covered it with stickers while playing. To keep the leather ottoman looking its best, you want to remove the stickers in a way that will not pull off any of the leather surface or finish. Luckily, children

How to Clean Mildew From a Retractable Awning

Retractable awnings can be a great space saver. However, like anything that must endure the elements, these awnings will attract mold and mildew. Mildew will cause a bad odor and can damage the awning itself. Don't be afraid of the mildew that is coming to attack your awning; have the knowledge you