I would like to make sure that this summer our house is clean from ants!!!
Commented on Feb 12, 2013
I generously sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax found in the laundry aisle for the outside of our
camper and it works great. I have also used it around the house in the nooks and crannys however I have not had the best luck in the house with it for some reason so I bought a gallon (sprayer attached) of Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer. I spray this around the outside perimeter 2x a year and around all the interior baseboards, the counter/wall edges and on the inside of the cupboards in the very back.
I have had horrific ant problems since we bought our house even in winter.. the Ortho has been the best thing for the problem.. good luck!
My Vinyl floors had gotten so grimy over the years, that I thought I was going to have to replace them. Then I found out about a neat tip, that got them sparkling clean and it was so
easy! I used a cleaning product that most people probably already have, but not one made for floors! Want to know what it is? It's Scrubbing Bubbles! I have the full details on my blog. http://www.graphicsfairy-diy.com/2013/01/my-...
Commented on Jan 30, 2013
I belong to a vintage camping club and many have reported using it on campers they have bought
that sat outside for some time and got tree sap and whatever else builds up over time exposed to the elements. It didn't hurt the original paint they said either.
I feel the need to jump in on this.. it's a cute idea and it works for you.. anyone can always
change it up with a different idea but I do feel it can work in many different areas for different things.. with that said.. I watched a show awhile back and there is fecal matter and Lord only knows what else in the kitchen.. it was proven there is no more "stuff" on your toothbrush if you have it the bathroom and flush with the lid up or the same holder somewhere in the kitchen.
Hi everyone, I wanted to get your opinion on the Quikrete Wet Look High Gloss Sealer in the photo. I have a patio that I need to power wash and keep clean through the summer. Has anyone
used this product on a patio and if so have you had success. I probably will do a test on one stone. Thanks. www.homerepairtutor.com
Commented on Jun 04, 2012
I have this on a cement floor in my kitchen actually. I've not had any problems with water or
grease making it slippery. My bathroom floor is ceramic tile and I about fall down every time I step out of the shower...lol. The Quikrete doesn't get as glossy as say polyuethane.. at least in my experience with it. It will wear down after a bit but it's easy to recoat it as needed. My kitchen is on 2 years with the same coat ndd I have scatter rugs all over and have not slid around at all.
You could test something with a little sand in it for grip to see how it will be on a patio stone just to give you more peace of mind.
1 - Take a very worn out tire (best with no wires sticking out).
2 - Wash it with a degreaser, and a brush to get rid of possible oils on it.
3 - You are now ready to draw the shape of the top ending/petal you will want your tire planter to have, but before you do this, with your thumb (finger) press down to feel that where you will be drawing/cutting there is NO WIRES. If you are able to press down, that means NO WIRES there.
4 - Cut out the drawing you made with a very hard, and sharp knife. You will have another decoration piece after doing this. For example as in picture #4.
5 - Turn the tire inside out. This is somewhat difficult, but doable.
6 - Now that the tire is inside out, paint it. I used oil-based superior durability premium quality protective enamel paint (OIL PAINT). I know that what I used could be a little pricey, but you probably don't have to go to that extent.
7 - Let the tire dry well.
8 - After dried, if you want to make designs on it as I did on the RED PAINTED TIRE, you will need to used a paint that has a primer in it, or prime the spots where you will be doing the little decorations. For example, the green leaves that are painted on this RED TIRE PLANTER.
9 - You are now finished, and ENJOY!!!
Commented on Jun 01, 2012
I think my husband cut the petals out with a jig saw.. I'm sure that would be much faster for
cutting.. been over 20 yrs so I am a bit foggy on all the details..lol