Have you had to spend money on April
15, 2015 that you didn’t want to? Is the idea of saving some hard
earned cash for your home sound better? Let’s start from the floor
and go up! Wood floors are everywhere now, popular and very
expensive. Dirt and dust are the worst enemies of wood floors so
make sure that you keep them clean.
Bona makes a cleaning
system I love called
Hardwood Floor Mop. It comes complete
with a cleaner and mop head and it is a simple squirt and mop. No
rinsing, it is one step and retails for under $32. Now if you have
older floors before you even think about refinishing them try what I
used on my old parquet floors,
Quick Shine Floor Finish. Quick
Shine Floor Finish
provides an immediate shine to floors whether
they are wood, laminate, tile, or vinyl.
Quick Shine brings
out the color in Saltillo tile and can also be used on stained
Quick Shine is NOT a wax; it’s a polymer finish
that you never strip off. When the floor is not as shiny as you
like, just apply another coat or two on the floor.
Quick Shineretails for $12.99. If you have laminate counter tops and
putting granite down is completely out of the question, then paint
them, so they look like granite.
Gianni Granite makes a paint
that looks like granite and if you think you have to be an artist to
apply it you are wrong!
Gianni comes in several colors,
sand, black, slate, brown and white diamond. They just came out with
a new product for cabinets called
Nuvo Cabinet Paint. For
under $200 and a couple of weekends, you can redo the kitchen. If
you see cracks in the walls and ceilings that you fix and then fix
again then this time fix them with
Good- Bye Cracks. Good-
is a spray that gives you flexibility so that crack
will not open up again. Fill the crack with spackle; let dry, spray
Good Bye Cracks. Spray 3 light coats of the Good-
letting dry between coats, and then paint. Use a
paint that has flexibility like Coronado and you give yourself some
wiggle room. Good Bye Crack retails for under $7.00. Hope these
products soften the blow for you on Tax Day.
Now to the email….
Question: I want to attach some house
numbers to our brick, and I don’t want to have to drill into the
brick. Is there an adhesive that I can use myself that would stick
to the brick and the metal numbers?
Answer: F-26 is a construction
adhesive that sticks to brick, wood, stucco and has a high tact.
Clean the area where you are attaching the numbers. Put the F-26 on
the back of the numbers and then stick them to the brick. It’s
perfect for what you are doing. F-26 comes in a squeeze tube and
retails for under $4.00.
Question: The refrigerator that we
keep in the garage does a good job of keeping sodas cold. But it’s
getting rusty in some areas and before that gets bad I want to know
if I can fix it or not. Thanks for the help.
Answer: Just spray the rusty areas
with Rust Cure, wipe off the oily residue in an hour and let cure for
7 days. The refrigerator will not rust in those areas again. You
can paint right over the rust cure with an appliance paint.
Question: I always use the back
entrance to my house. The other day I looked at my front door and it
looked terrible. It’s dry looking, and the stain has faded. Tell
me I can take care of this on my own.
Answer: First use the Restore A Finish
in the color of the door. Wipe on the Restore A Finish with a
t-shirt rag, and let dry. Then using another rag and apply the
SunWax. It’s the sister product of Feed and Wax and will give your
door protection from the sun, and heat. This project gives immediate