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Old shellac floor is pealing, can I stain over hardwood w/o sanding?
Sandy Reed Sandy Reed Answered on Jan 25, 2024

Can I stain over my hardwood floor without sanding? Some of the old shellac is peeling. I want to cover it with a walnut color polyurethane stain as the current color... See more

How to remove wooden table top from wooden frame?
Darell Parkinson Darell Parkinson Answered on Jan 25, 2024

Just starting a small project to convert coffee table into Board gaming table.I wish to remove the top from the frame but fear it has been glued?What is my best cours... See more

Shutters or no shutters?
Clarissa Clarissa Answered on Jan 25, 2024

I want to put black stained shutters on the top windows and a red front door. Our house is a light grey in colour. My husband is on the fence about this. I just don't... See more

How can I use plastic Folgers coffee containers?
Kyg8061159 Kyg8061159 Answered on Jan 24, 2024

We go through so many if those sturdy red plastic coffee containers, there surely should be a way to repurpose them.

Are spindles decorative, and if so, how can I remove them (pic)?
Bernadette Bernadette Answered on Jan 24, 2024

Hello! Just wondering if we could remove these spindles? And what could remove them easiest. Mostly would like to know if this looks like a load bearing wall and if t... See more

How do I get rancid oil stink out of cloth.
Judy Judy Answered on Jan 24, 2024

My roommate has very oily skin. His body oils soak into the fabric of his shirts, sheets & pillow cases, turn rancid & the stench is terrible. I've tried washing in v... See more

How can I remove the smell of h2s gas from my clothes?
Clifford Jackson Clifford Jackson Answered on Jan 24, 2024

I work in the oil field and I'm sometimes exposured to gases/smells/odors that are hard to get rid of. HELP

How can I get urine odor out of clothes?
Debby Fields Rosser Debby Fields Rosser Answered on Jan 24, 2024

My mom is in the nursing home. I have to wash her clothes twice to eliminate the odor. I've tried adding vinegar to the bleach cycle. Still takes 2 washings. I need ... See more

How to get odors out of a blanket?
Linda Taylor Linda Taylor Answered on Jan 24, 2024

I have two blankets with the sherpa and they have a very foul smell. The cleaners could not even get the smell out. Is there something you can recommend that I try? T... See more

How can I clean my husband's smelly work clothes in 1 laundry cycle?
Jane Jane Answered on Jan 24, 2024

Hi. My husband and I live in an apartment and the coin-operated washing/drying machines are a floor above us. My husband works outside and comes home wearing filthy/s... See more

Help!!I am getting a funky smell on the clothes after washing!
Marie Marie Answered on Mar 19, 2017

I have cleaned the filter and run two empty loads with only LCR in the machine. What can I do to get rid of the smell or what laundry detergents might work?

I love this plant, but the leaves keep getting brown spots! Why?
Joy Joy Answered on Jan 23, 2024

I love this plant, but the leaves keep getting brown spots. Any idea why?

How can I cover up my plate rack/cubbies under my kitchen cabinets?
Greta Geller Greta Geller Answered on Jan 23, 2024

The plate rack under my kitchen cabinets ends up being an ugly catchall. Any suggestions for covering it up? Replacing the cabinets is not in the budget for now!

How to apply apply shutters when brick comes 1/4 way up window?
Cathy Wansing Cathy Wansing Answered on Jan 23, 2024

We purchased this home a couple of months ago. We basically bought it for the land and the "guts" of it. It needs A LOT of updating. One of the main things that bothe... See more

The lone stove: A much needed mini-kitchen makeover on a serious budget
Crystal Paul Crystal Paul Answered on Jan 23, 2024

I have an older home, built in 1826, with a kind of country style kitchen. This is not an eat-in kitchen and the table placed in the center is for prep work. The ca... See more

How can I redo my melamine kitchen cabinets to look more modern?
Anne-Marie Sherwood Anne-Marie Sherwood Answered on Jan 23, 2024

My cabinets have a brown wood edge and no door handles. Other than the face of the cabinets, the rest is fine. It is just the bland, uninteresting face of the cabin... See more

How can I update a flagstone floor entryway?
Pat C Pat C Answered on Jan 23, 2024

My house was built in the early 70's, and I have a 4' x 5' flagstone floor entryway. It was ok back then, but now I am really starting to dislike it a whole lot! We a... See more

Can you paint old 1950's bathroom tile?
Deb24189506 Deb24189506 Answered on Jan 23, 2024

Have the old pink 1956 bathroom tiles. Wanted to paint and know the best paint and steps to take?

Remedy for ceiling that was poorly painted with sand paint
Janet Eaton Janet Eaton Answered on Jan 23, 2024

Apparently the previous owners used sand paint to cover some ceiling damage caused by removing a closet or something . The paint is blobby in this area , it’s just... See more

How do I get dark hair color off of my kitchen cupboard?!!
Chelley Chelley Answered on Jan 23, 2024

I have medium oak colored cabinets and my daughters were coloring their hair and got some color on cabinet!! It's been on there for at least 5 yrs because i haven't f... See more

How do I fix a small hole in my formica countertop?
Bobbi Bobbi Answered on Jan 22, 2024

The pointed part of a knife made a small hole in my beige formica countertop. Can this be repaired?

How do I repair little chips in the edges of my granite countertop?
Leslie Rowe Leslie Rowe Answered on Jan 22, 2024

Any tips on how to repair chipped granite? It is Ubatuba so I imagine some material that is black or clear would be best.

How do I build a watering solution for my plants using copper tubing?
Marti Land Marti Land Answered on Jan 22, 2024

How do I build a self water for my plants with copper tubing