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Repainting measurement increments on tools

You are right on track with painting the surface, but you should act before the paint dries. Either cover the entire scale with paint or add a dollop or line of paint at one end, use a bench scraper ...
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Repainting measurement increments on tools

Sugru - not cheap, but simple & resilient. (No affiliation, I just use it a lot for all sorts of things) From Sugru's own web site - 8 ways sugru can refresh and improve well worn products Rub a ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

Frame challenge answer: Instead of replacing the print, learn to type without looking at the keyboard keys. There are lots of (free) tools available and with a bit of practice you should soon be able ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

By accident I discovered the search term "keyboard stickers" I found a selection on Amazon that look like the ones on my keyboard. They're not expensive so I've ordered some. The reviews say ...
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How to remove blue pigment from clothes from whitewashed wall?

It's far easier to paint over a large stain than to remove the stain, which may well have penetrated into the "whitewash" on the wall. One would have to remove the paint to remove the stain. ...
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Which foods or drinks reduce headache?

To mention the medicine: Paracetamol, obviously. Ibuprofene, which works even better for me, but should be taken during some meal. Now to answer your question: Infusions work very well for me. ...
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Removing spray paint from Skin(e.g. hands)

Gold spray paint can leaked (and dried) all over my hand. Sprayed on goo gone spray gel and the paint literally melted right off. Scrubbed nails with A mr clean white sponge! All clean
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Removing spray paint from Skin(e.g. hands)

Hand washing paste might do the trick here. It is both soapy as well as abrasive, and helps clean your hands deeper than conventional soap. Here is a video showing the paste in action on what seems to ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

You may use a correction pen which usually lasts for a long time. I've used this on my keyboard and it really worked.
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

A late answer having run into the same problem. I have a new keyboard ready to use but this one still functions well, apart from the worn out lettering. I can wring a little more life out of this one ...
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Removing spray paint from Skin(e.g. hands)

So I work in landscaping and floral design, I was spray painting flowers and covered my hand in spray paint. I tried all of the previously listed solutions and rubbing achohol works the best, it will ...
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What is the best way to paint a windshield wiper arm?

Remove wiper arm. Wash it with soap and water. Hit it with some 220 grit sandpaper lightly. Rinse and dry. This will make your paint job better and stick better. Spray with black spray paint. Let ...
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How to clean felt pen ink from the wall?

If the ink has soaked into the paint, it might be possible to make the mark lighter with a bit of chlorine bleach, but that could also damage the paint, so try the bleach on an inconspicuous spot, e.g....
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How to paint a wall contrasting colors

When I painted a house we used paper tape: Cover the edge of one wall with tape, so you can quietly brush the other wall, without worrying to get out of the lines. I used this trick between the wall ...
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What kind of ink could I use for paint my desktop computer? (If there is any)

A great option would be the use of plasti dip. Plasti dip is a rubber-ish spray that is non conductive (since you mention the cpu you might as well want to paint your motherboard? If you mean the ...
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How to clean pomegranate drops from the ocher waterproof wall paint?

If you try to blur it using the wet sponge, there is a chance to make the situation worse. So I suggest you to the following steps: If the spots are at the center of a wall or at a position where eye ...
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How to prevent or remove rust on the inside of a paint can?

Store the can upside down Or Transfer the residual paint into a plastic container (one of those funky ones with clips on all four sides and a silicone seal ring built into the lid) Or Run the ...
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How to prevent or remove rust on the inside of a paint can?

When storing the paint cans just make sure you turn them over once every month this will prevent the walls from oxidizing. I have used this method for years and never had an issue. It does depend on ...
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Repainting measurement increments on tools

(first answer on stack exchange ever, so please be gentle with me) Rub a wax crayon along the grooves, the wax will collect in them, any excess wax on the surface can then be easily wiped off. I can'...
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How to make a dark credit card more visible

Do NOTHING at all. Your credit card already comes with a highly-visible and unique "flag." Fight the STRONG urge to remove it. When you receive your card, there is a vinyl sticker on the face that ...
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How to make a dark credit card more visible

You could make a neat tab from a piece of white (or light grey) vinyl electrical tape which is very thin, flexible, has a tenacious hold on the plastic card, and is easier to see. Fold the vinyl tape ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

I use self-made stickers, which can be used for at least 3 months each time.
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Dry acrylic paints

I think one of the problems here is that after use, the rim of the bottle and the seal in the lid (if you pick at the inside of the lid, near the screw thread edges, a round white squishy disc will ...
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Any insight about suspect "acid" stains on new hollow metal door jambs?

There is absolutely no way a "stain" could remain on a surface sanded down to bare, solid, metal. The stain must be migrating from somewhere else, e.g., along a blister, underneath nearby ...
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Is there a way to recover dried up poster/water colours?

Start over. There's no short-cut. Remove the dried-up colourants and grind the stuff to as fine a powder as you can. Add the powder to the bottles. Add water, drop-by-drop mixing the powder to a paste,...
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Remove unknown white stain (maybe varnish) from polyester shorts

Naphtha (e.g., charcoal lighter fluid) is solvent that can dissolve pine tar (which readily drips from branches onto grass or benches below the tree), without harming most fabrics (test in an area ...
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How can I preserve my child's painting made with edible paints?

Take a photograph. It will last a lot longer than edible paints. It will be easier to keep. Easy to share with friends & family. You can print it to go into an album or scrapbook.
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How can I preserve my child's painting made with edible paints?

If you dry the painting and keep it dry, it shouldn't mold. However, corn starch does become brittle and probably will crumble off if the painting is handled. I suggest coating the whole painting with ...
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Which foods or drinks reduce headache?

I suffer from migraines and headaches in general. In my answer I am going to assume you are talking about a headache and not a migraine (the latter being so complex you could write a book full of ...
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How to remove paint spot from clothes?

Since it is a gate, I assume oil-based paint was used. Soaking the affected spot in acetone for a while (or similar solvent) should desolve the paint (as far as I know acetone won't affect the cloth ...
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