I want to thank all my readers that
take the time to email me before they start a project. Asking the
questions before the work begins usually saves my customer time and
money. Just this morning I received a email asking about glues. He
had a container to go in the back of his car to carry groceries and
wanted to attach it to either side of the car. Gluing plastics is
difficult and he had tried quite a few with no success. I suggested
F26 glue made by Leech. It is a heavy duty, professional
grade adhesive that is number 1 with bonding porous materials. It’s
the only glue that I know of that gets stronger as it cures.
Vibration and flexing does not affect it. It will fill gaps and
voids in your project. Dries fast and easy, and will bond with very
little pressure. It will clean up with paint thinner. It will bond
plywood, bathroom fixtures, fiberglass, electrical outlets,
sheetrock, plastics, just to name a few. It comes in a caulking tube
and in a 1.25oz tube. So it really seems like the best glue for
just about any project. Since we are talking about glues, let me
tell you about a glue that is specific for a certain type of project.
If you have wooden chairs that have gotten kinda wiggly, maybe the
rungs have come loose….the perfect glue is called
Without taking out the rungs, you can re-glue each one with
Chair Lok comes with a needle nose that you
can put down into the loose joint. It is very thin glue so it
penetrates easily. Not only will it work on chairs but on stair
rungs, loose handles, dovetail joints. Save time repairing your
project because you don’t have to take it all apart. Now with the
info I have given you are ready to glue just about anything.
Now to the email…
Question: I have cleaned up the dirty
grout on my floor. Now I want to know how to keep it clean for a
while. Is there a sealer that I can use?
Stonetech is a great
product line that has
Advanced Grout Sealer. This sealer
comes in a 13.5 spray can and will give you maximum protection
against stains and it can be used on floors and walls.
Question: Some white circles are
showing up on my dining room table. It must be that someone left a
ice tea glass over night on the table. What takes the white ring out
of a table?
Answer: The name of the product is
White Ring Remover. This is a special cloth designed
to remove the moisture between the coats of varnish in your
furniture. That’s what causes that white ring. And it’s great
that you caught it while it’s still white….if you leave it and it
turns black…it’s a whole lot harder to get rid of. Just take the
cloth and wipe over the white ring and it will immediately go away.
Question: My Mom still lives by
herself. (And proud of it!) Her home is an older home and has kind
of a musty smell to it. Mom loves candles, but I would rather she
would not light them in the house. But she loves certain fragrances
and has always had. I know you wrote about a wax vessel that looked
pretty and also had a great smell. She would probably love
that….however I can’t remember what you said the name was. Oh
and by the way, we ordered that dip you raved about in the article.
And you were right – it is great. We made some for our Memorial
Day Celebrations and boy did everyone like it.
Answer: Trudy said those are called
Habersham Wax Vessels. We carry them at the store and they
seem to be a big hit. They are a decorative wax item in several
sizes that produce a fragrance without a flame. That should work for
you and your Mom. For everyone else…the name of that dip is called
Chipotle Cheddar and it is the best dip.