My whole family is so excited about
coming to the Humble Home and Garden Show the weekend of February
21-22. I remember the first time we came, and how we finally got to
meet all the readers that we talk to each week. Dad and I would
always brainstorm over the articles and shows we did, and I am so
blessed that we talked about this show too. Here is a sample of what
he wanted to share with you. The Door Devil is a door security
system that a homeowner can install. We have gone through about
four-door security systems, and the Door Devil is priced well and has
a patented detail that I want to tell you about that set it apart.
Ajustlock is an adjustable barrel bolt that will move up and down.
Have you ever had gate hardware that when installed fit together
perfectly, and then six months later would not? The Ajustlock will
take care of that. You have to see it! One time Dad and I were
talking, and we counted up all the lake houses he had owned. The one
thing that all those lake houses had in common was trees. My job was
to pick up all the limbs in the yard before we started mowing. Dad
would fire up the chipper ( that was his favorite outdoor tool) and
feed in those branches. The year he found out about Start Your
Engines he used it on every small engine from the chipper to the jet
skis we used during the summer. Granite Gold is a new line for us.
They make taking care of your granite, marble, and quartz an easy job
with no guess work. There is a 3-step process that I want to share
with you that will keep the counters and floors beautiful. If odors
are a problem, then Bio Zapp and Air Sponge will come to the rescue.
Your great questions fuel this article and keep us going back to
the hardware shows to find the answers. If you would like to make
sure something is going to be at the show, call the store and ask for
me. If you would like to have products ready just to pick up at the
show, just give us a call in San Antonio- we will have it waiting for
you at Humble. See all of you there!
Now to the email…..
Question: I purchased new toilets for
my home. They were beautifully shiny when I first got them but now
there is some deposit that is leaving marks. It's not dirt, but some
deposit. Could it be lime? Could it be calcium? How do I get my
shiny bowls back? Please give me some ideas. Thank you.
Answer: Delete Germ is made for
cleaning the toilet. Delete Germ is been around for about 30 years,
cleaning off lime and calcium from toilet bowls. The nice part, it
doesn't smell like many toilet bowl cleaners. This is how I want you
to use the Delete Germ. If that hard water stain in the toilet is
above the water line, put a line of Delete Germ all around the bowl
on the stain. Then position toilet paper over the Delete Germ, and
then put another line around the bowl. Leave it overnight. The next
morning, use a good toilet brush and remove the stain. Flush. Now
that toilet will look new again.
Question: I need a product that will
clean the essential oil from the finish on my mahogany wood coffee
table. Do you have a product or can you recommend one?
Answer: If you have White Ring
Remover, try it first. If White Ring Remover doesn't work, then sand
the sticky area with 220 garnet paper just in that small area, and
then finish sanding with 320 garnet paper. Use a tack cloth to
remove the dust. Then get a varnish that matches the finish of the
top of the table. ( I like Zar) Go over that one area with a thin
coat of the varnish, lightly feathering it out into the existing
finish. Let dry, sand lightly, use the tack cloth and then apply
another coat. Let it dry for 24 hours to cure completely. That
should take care of it. This project is easy!