Looking at homes, and magazines the
appliance color of choice is still
Stainless Steel. And now
they are even putting a coating on them that keeps them from finger
printing. If you are looking at your kitchen and you have a old
color or even miss matched appliances and you want to change it, it’s
not that hard. Giani makes a kit that you can easily use to change
your appliance color. You know Giani – it’s the company that
makes the counter top paint to change your laminate to look like
granite. They took remodeling your appliances a easy week end
project. Refinishing your appliances always took a pro and some real
dollars to get it done. Now you can brush on a real stainless steel
Liquid Stainless Steel. The kit comes
with everything you need from the foam brush to the liquid stainless
steel and the top coat. It even includes a DVD for you to plug in
and watch. The DVD will show you how to clean the surface, how to
apply the finish, and how to put on a topcoat. You have several
options with the top coat. One coat is mat, 2 coats is semi gloss,
and 3 gives you a high gloss. Remember the higher the gloss the
tougher the finish. The
Liquid Stainless Steel kit comes in
2 sizes. The small kit covers 19 sq feet and the large kit covers 75
sq ft. So what can you cover with the
Liquid Stainless Steel?
Well the easy answer is of course refrigerators, stoves, microwaves.
But you can do washer and dryers, cabinets, counter tops and do some
real updating. If you apply it to wood, it needs to be a smooth
finish and use an oil based primer. (Zinsser) If you are going to do
any plastic, you will need a latex primer.( Grip and Seal) You can
also use it on ceiling fans, faucets, door knobs, cabinet hardware,
shower doors any place that you don’t like the metal finish….why
Liquid Stainless Steel?
Question: I saw the question last week
about cleaning the chandeliers. I have to pay a lot of money to get
a pro to clean my chandeliers and it would be nice if I could do it
myself. However I don’t want to damage my chandelier…since it
has a faux finish. What do you think?
Question: Well what I thought was
sure…no problem. But I talked to Mark at
Hagerty and he
Hagerty Chandelier Cleaner has ammonia and alcohol
and they might affect the finish. So take a q-tip and in a
inconspicuous area test it out. I would put it on and look the next
day after it completely dries.
Question: I have some rugs that I
bought for my laundry room. You are supposed to be able to wash and
dry them. And I did…and the backing all fell off. The rugs still
look great, but they are slippery now and won’t stay put. Is there
anything I can put on the back and still be able to wash and dry
Answer: Sure the product is called
Fiber Lok. It’s a liquid that you paint on the back of the
rugs. Clean off all the flakey left over backing and wash the rugs.
When they are dry you can paint on a thin coat of the
on the back of the rug. After 12 hours, put on a second coat. The
keeps the rug from slipping, A pint will cover 15 sq.
After treating the back of the rug, don’t wash it for a week. I
would use a little cheap foam brush to put on
and then throw it away.
Question: I don’t want to use a
power washer on my deck. But is there a small hand held hose nozzle
that provides a lot of pressure? I want to clean off my deck of all
the mud that is on it. And then I want to clean and wash out my
Answer: There is a little hand held
Little Big Shot. It provides 40% more force
than other pistol nozzles for efficient sweeping. It has three
setting on the nozzle…power sweep, variable spray, and pin point.
It uses less water (per minute) than most spray nozzles.
Little Big Shot
is made of solid brass that will not corrode and
leak. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s assembled by Disabled US
Veterans in the Good Ole USA. It’s the one I use!