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Provided the finish is smooth, I've found a razor blade to work nicely. I've had success cleaning varnished, glass, lacquered, melamine, and epoxy finishes.


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I have had good success with baby oil (just regular Johnson's baby oil). Layer on a goodly amount with a cotton ball. Then wait 30-60 minutes for the oil to soften the glue. Once it is soft try wiping the mess off with a microfibre cloth. Good luck.


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Turn the chair upside down on a desk or on the floor. Use small scrub or tooth brush or mascara brush/wand, and clean the caster with soap water or alcohol. This will remove dusts and keep only hairs and threads that got tangled. Level 1: Remove the visible hairs using butter knife on the crevice of the caster on both sides. Kitchen Tweezers are very ...


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I tried everthing mentioned and it stayed stuck. Then had a brainstorm; steam it off. So got out steam iron and a wet cloth and steamed it. It was off in minutes. Eureka! I think the heat softened the glue but it was the simplest idea ever! And right there in the cupboard. So proud of myself. Lol


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The flexibility of the piece is the difficulty to overcome. The air blast will make keeping the shape of the mattress difficult so it will let airflow distort it. It will be tough to fasten it securely enough no matter how many straps you use. Wrap your mattress in plastic to protect it from dirt, debris, and insects. Best way would be to box the mattress so ...


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Perhaps something "low tech" would work: try saturating the spots with a drop or two of olive oil and letting it sit for a few minutes before scraping with your fingernail.


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Use an ice cube to completely harden the wax. Then scrape it off with something plastic. (Old credit card, used gift card, plastic putty knife, etc.) Source


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You have to wash the carpet. It will soak with water and will return its shape. You can do it in the bathroom with shower or outside with the appliance used for cleaning cars with water under pressure. Or bring the carpet to the people who clean cars and they can do it for you.


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Vacuum over themThe simplest and easiest option, but not always effective if the marks are deep. Vacuum over them with a crevice toolThe same suction over a very small space is more likely to pull the carpet fibers back to their original position. Scratch them out with a credit card or similar plastic toolThis is a last resort. Anything that pushes the ...


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It would depend on what type of finish is on the furniture. If it is an enamel, some kind of solid material laminate or polyurethane finish, then you're most likely golden! You can just use a product like "goof off" or "goo gone" and that will take it off nicely and won't harm a typical polyurethane finish. Now, that said, I would still test a spot to make ...


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Moisture is quite efficient in removing carpet indents, and this is also a main effect of taking our carpet away to a carpet cleaning service or washing it. Of course this can not be done on a carpeted floor when the carpet cannot be removed. Nevertheless we still have some options to apply the necessary amount of moisture to make the carbet fibers stand ...


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First, cut the button off the string, making sure the string stays in position as it is now. Next, have a 2nd person compress the cushion as far as practicable and hold it in this position. Re-tie the button to the strings as close to the cushion as desired (possible?), leaving the excess thread hanging. Cut off the excess, leaving enough to ensure that ...


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Place the bed firmly against the wall and place anything heavy like a a set of drawers to the foot end of the bed. If you are able to buy a cheap hammer and some nails, get some very long ones and hammer them in around the joints. I'm assuming you mean wooden dowels are being used, reinforce them by pulling them out of the holes, stuffing newspaper in the ...


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Coming from a place on earth where we can't leave stuff outside all the day due to the weather conditions, I would leave the mattress standing on the long side edge in a ventilated room. This would maximize the surface area exposed to the air, which would help vent away the new mattress smell slightly faster.


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Saying European measurements is not a proper terminology and that is the reason you had a confused clerk at the hardware store. There are two standard measurements in the world, metric and imperial. Imperial is miles yards, feet, inches etc. Metric is meters, millimeters, centimeters etc. if your furniture was made in Europe the hardware is more likely ...


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There are several options for fixing scratches on wood Small Scratches Use a walnut - break open a walnut, so its meat is exposed. Gently rub the walnut back and forth across the scratch. The oil will naturally fill in the scratched area Black Tea - put black tea bag in a cup and pour 2 or 3 tablespoons over it. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes; the longer it ...


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You can see if you can get a seat mat made from bamboo, like this one They work well for keeping your body cool.


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Having done exactly this (moved a mattress on a car roof, though not for anything like the distance you intend), I can tell you you'd be ahead to discard the mattress and buy a new one when you arrive. You have a better setup than I did, however, so there's a chance you can pull it off. You'll want/need to wrap the mattress in plastic to keep off weather, ...


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One of my favourite methods removing glue residue from tapes is using another tape. It involves no solvents and thus cannot harm varnish. I use to take some piece of tape, place it over the glue residue and pull it off. sometimes it is better to pull it fast, if the residue is rather hard. If the residue is soft, pulling gently may be better. I made the ...


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Another way would be to heat it. It could be done with, for example, fan (wikihow, thriftyfun, yahoo). Then wipe the wax with something not really valuable, e.g. paper towels. Instead of fan wikihow also advices to use iron: put some cloth on your wax, iron it with low power, wipe the wax, wash your cloth (or just use paper towels again).


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Are you against putting holes in the edge of your desk? Two finishing/trim nails could work. Hammer them in close together (horizontally spaced) so the cable just fits between the nail heads. Most (micro) USB connectors shouldn't be able to slip through, and the cable will just dangle there. I recommend finishing nails because they have thin heads, but any ...


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If you're trying to get an imperial bolt to screw in to metric nut, that's likely pretty hopeless. Beyond the obvious length and diameter issue you will likely encounter differences in the thread pitch. Imperial bolts typically use the Unified Thread Standard (UTS) while metric bolts typically use ISO standard threads. While there may be a few that seem ...


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If you don't mind the smell, use one of those: Although being plastic, the material of the rolls is quite thick, and thus doesn't heat up so quickly (Just like the "trick" where you can hold your hand into a candle for a fraction of a second). Just briefly (a second or two) hold the flame inside the wheel and watch the hairs go up in smoke. They burn nicely ...


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Furniture coasters work well. You can also make a furniture coaster from scrap carpet by cutting them into squares (or whatever shape makes you happy). Place the coaster between the leg/foot of the furniture and the carpet. It will not prevent the dents, but will reduce them as the weight of the furniture is spread across the coaster.


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When I was renting my old house I wanted to use one of the guest bedrooms as an office. I didn't want to use one of those plastic mats for my office chair and the floor was a bit unlevel at the wall so my desk was going to be tilted backward. Since I was renting the house I couldn't tear out the carpet or get the floor fixed, so I decided to build a ...


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Buy duct tape that is the same color as the chair legs, and cut a small piece to put over each "foot" of each chair. This ought to increase friction with the floor and keep the chairs from sliding so easily. Note that the duct tape would need to be reapplied periodically, as the pieces you add will probably slide a bit due to use. (If it turns out that ...


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Cut up a heavy bicycle inner tube glue it. Shave the fuzz off a tennis ball and slit it. Slit a racquetball might work Google rubber boot for chair rectangular


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If you are directly above a crawlspace, you can add some support for the beam (bearer) supporting the floor joists under you. In the illustration, the centre beam would be the problem spot to check. The best material to use is concrete cement blocks piled on top of each other to support the common wall separating your apartment from Casanova's. There might ...


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Have you got a wire coathanger? You can break off the top (the part in the circle) and bend the rest into an headphone stand. Here is one I built (first try): I added some soft material on the part where the headband rests (the yellow stuff in the picture) and tied with some wire/hair ties the two the top part and close to the base. I'm guessing you can ...


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Use a winch or a come-along to pull the furniture up the stairs. You may need to anchor it to a wall, stud, door, or something else that will not move. You will also need some type of straps to wrap around the furniture. These can be purchased at any big box hardware store, auto parts store, or moving company. Lastly, you will need a method of making the ...


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