Spring officially started on March 20.
But in South Texas, it was chilly one day and rainy the next. Not
exactly the kind of weather that makes you want to start cleaning up
around the house. But this week, the weather has been warm and
pleasant and so I thought I would share with you some tried and true
easy ways to make the outside of your home look just as spiffy as the
inside. One of Dad’s favorite products was
Renz EZ to clean
. Renz EZ has been around for years and is still
the easiest way to clean your windows
. Renz EZ hooks up to
your hose and will clean the windows through the screens, leaving
them spotless. The only thing you have to remember about
is to clean when the window glass is cool (that is right now) and
then you will have spot free windows without having to squeegee them
Renz EZ will even reach second story windows. The Renz
Applicator comes equipped with enough soap to clean 15 windows
and costs 13.99. The refill soap comes in single packets, and in a
1lb box. The 1lb box is most economical. If your outdoor furniture
has mildewed and gotten grimy then clean up with
30 Second Outdoor
. You will not have to scrub with 30 Second
Outdoor Cleaner, and it starts working in 30 seconds. The 30
comes in an RTU quart size for 8.99, and a gallon
concentrate for 13.99 that makes 2 gallons. Clean off the patio,
furniture, outdoor planters, and awnings with
30 Second Cleaner
and a pump up sprayer. Rinse with clear water. If you have delicate
landscaping, cover it up but if it’s just grass and hedges
won’t hurt them because you flood the area with water.
Just remember, use the
30 Second Outdoor Cleaner on dry
surfaces, it cleans faster that way. If your company left an oil
spot on the driveway and you are tired of looking at it, use the
Drive Up. It comes in a gallon that goes a long way. Spray
the oil stain with
Drive Up, and keep it wet for an
hour. I like to spray every 15 minutes. The last time you spray,
give it a scrub with a broom and then rinse with water. Let the area
dry completely. If there is a shadow of a stain, repeat the process.
The reason they call it
Drive Up is because it will drive up
the stain. It also works on asphalt. Next week we will talk about
cleaning your wood deck, and I will give you some tips on staining
from the pros that work out of our store. Remember everything is
easy, if you know how to do it and you have the right product!
Now to the email…..
Question: I have locking gate hardware
for my two back gates. I was leaving for a few days and locked them
up. When I came back home, they refused to open with my key. I
don’t want to put a lot of pressure on the key because I am afraid
it might break. I just don’t understand, they locked up easily but
now they won’t budge. What can I do before I call a lock smith?
Answer: I have an employee at the
store that is great with locks. He said that locks could lock easily
and then the springs in the lock get hung. Spray the lock with
, insert the key, and they tap the key with a hammer. They
will cause the tumblers to fall back in place so you can turn the key
and unlock the gate. Then after the gate is open spray everything
connected to that lock. Use the
Tri- Flow – it doesn’t
attract dust and dirt.
Question: What was the name of that
nozzle that your Dad liked so much? I am ready to use the
and I want a good nozzle to clean off the patio
when I am done cleaning.
Answer: It‘s called the “Little
”. I like it because it’s American made by Disabled
Veterans, and all brass. It has three settings from a pin point, to
a soft spray and retails for $9.99.