New answers tagged

1

One trick I have used often while camping. If you have available a pressurised plant sprayer - like one of these... ... Obviously one that is clean of any weedkiller or insecticide. Then you fill it with water and leave it in full sun for a while. To finish you can top up with a kettle of hot water. Pressurize it, then spray yourself. It may sound weird ...


0

easiest way is to get some baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap and mix them together into a spray preferably. Spray the whole surface with the mixture, and you should be able to wipe it off


0

Do not use bleach! The color will completely fade and change from the bleach and ruin the rug. To clean it, I would recommend an enzymatic cleaner which I found to work quite well. Vinegar and dish soap should work also.


1

A more sustainable alternative is using tools specifically made for this task, the clothes brush, which I've always used to remove cat hairs from clothing. These are brushes with patches of a micro-Velcro-like material to which hairs and lint will stick: There are similar utensils called lint removers, but I'm not sure if they are specifically helpful for ...


0

Well I just tried a couple of combinations from above. I have a retro phone I plugged into my iPhone and it got hot so the rubber started to deteriorate. The magic was three squirts of Goo Gone on a terry cloth towel and working that in. Followed immediately with baking soda, water, and toothbrush. Then wiping that off with clean towel and warm water. I ...


3

The safest method is to use a lint free cloth (preferably), moistened with soapy water.


1

The obvious way would the to thermally insulate the pipe. In this way, the warm air in the room does not come in contact with the cold pipe. I do not know if you could / should do this by yourself, for safety reasons. Please contact a specialized air-conditioning service for advice. If the unit is still under guarantee, call the service to fix it for you for ...


0

It highly depends on the kind of dirt which is deposited on the screen. For the most of the cases (no exceptions so far) I used 2 methods: use some clean dry cotton cloth - dry cleaning; removes mostly dust and natural finger grease; use some wet clean cotton cloth to wash stubborn spots, then apply the fist method for finishing. I use smartphones for ...


2

I realized that I was getting the bathtub and shower with textured floor clean, cause you could see an obvious difference while scrubbing. I would proceed to rinse them. And one day it hit me.... The trick to this is to keep things moving....while rinsing with hot water continue to scrub with a brush in all directions.. Clockwise,,,counter clockwise.......


1

Removal is easy. Get you a roll of duct tape, tear off a convenient length say 12" long, and then stick it against the clothing- let it grip for a moment- and then peel it off. The hair will stick well to the tape. You can reuse that same piece of tape many times until it is almost completely covered with hair and loose lint, at which point you throw it ...


0

HACK: Dry uncooked white rice is an excellent desiccant. All you need to use it conveniently is something to make handling it easy. Try a pair of stockings. First, try to absorb the excess moisture with a dry towel or wash cloth. Push it firmly into the shoe and leave for a few minutes. Good. Remove the cloth. Re-position it. Do it again for a minute or two. ...


1

I see that this is an old post but imho the fixes offered up, that I've read anyway, are mostly opinions & not true remedies. For clarity; I work as a heavy duty mechanic for a highway paving crew. Thus I am Constantly exposed to diesel, tar, oil etc. Everything I wear or come into contact with will smell of diesel /sulfur The absolute easiest.. no 12 ...


1

Normally stainless steel will not rust. Stainless steel remains stainless, or does not rust, because of the interaction between its alloying elements and the environment. Stainless steel contains iron, chromium, manganese, silicon, carbon and, in many cases, significant amounts of nickel and molybdenum. It is chromium which inhibits rust. Occasionally, you ...


3

pipe cleaners rust when they are kept in a damp state. If you want to wash them in soap and water, you have to dry them out thoroughly when done- or else they will rust. a better solution is to use aluminum wire inserted into a seam in the mask for maintaining shape. aluminum wire will not rust and is sold in hardware stores for hanging pictures on walls. ...


3

As well as dividing the problem (my other answer) I also recommend you try "get someone else to do it" - here's how Obtain a piece of cardboard, about 2ft x 2ft. Draw an H on it that is central and about 1ft wide: Cut along the lines indicated in red. Fold along the lines indicated in blue. Your machine is now ready Place a T-shirt face down on ...


0

Designate someone Let me take the opposite tack from Weather Vane and suggest you find one person to be responsible for the folding. I'm not saying that noone can help them, but find one person to own it and get them to ask for help when they need it. The best reason for this is simplicity of accountability. It is clear who to ask about what is going on. ...


0

Auto mechanic hand cleaner, a white solid that looks like mayonnaise , Go-Jo is one brand. Not irritating to skin . Rub it in and let it sit , it will loosen or dissolve most stuff such as pine sap, and ,of course auto grease and oil. Wipe it up with paper or cloth towels. It is water soluble ,so follow up with water rinse and soak out any remainder.


0

Car oil is only difficult to clean because the right chemicals to remove it aren't present in regular household cleaners. In particular, you'll need Polyether Amine (PEA) to counter the carbon in car oil. You can use any product with PEA as an active ingredient - especially injector cleaners. I've had this problem before as well, but on cement. I diluted ...


0

Car oils are pretty difficult to clean, but that's only because you need the right chemicals to do it. You'll need a cleaner with Polyether Amine (PEA for short) to dissolve the carbon in car oil. You could try an injector cleaner, as these contain PEA, or any car cleaner product with PEA as an active ingredient. Stay away from cleaners that only contain ...


Top 50 recent answers are included