I want you to know I go to all lengths
to make sure I tell you about the right products, even if it means
working under the cloak of darkness- HA! I had an email that asked
me about cleaning black spots off flagstone around a pool. No one I
know of has flagstone around the pool they all have brick. But my
neighbor has a whole sidewalk of flagstone that has that same
problem. I really thought that
30 Second Outdoor Cleaner
would take care of it, but I wouldn’t write about it unless I knew
for sure. One night while I was walking my dog I nonchalantly
sprayed about four of my neighbor’s stones with the
. I waited for a couple of minutes and then
sprayed them with clear water that I had in a spray bottle and then I
wiped it off. The next morning I walked by again and the flagstone
looked white and clean. Lucky for me the neighbor was in the yard a
few days later and I confessed to what I had done. She laughed and
said she noticed that the few on the end were white and clean and she
asked if I could finish the job! I agreed if she would let me video
it for our website- we have a handshake agreement. So if you have
flagstone, brick, pavers that have black spots from mildew – use
30 Second Outdoor Cleaner. It really does a good job and
it just took minutes to clean. The
30 Second Outdoor Cleaner
comes in a RTU quart that retails for 8.99, and a concentrated gallon
that you mix with water for 13.99. Get the gallon; it’s a much
Now to the email…..
Question: We have brick outside at our
home in Houston. We are having a slight problem with effervescence
in the mortar areas – how do we treat that?
Answer: You can clean that off with a
Drylok Etch made by UGL. Simply mix according
to directions and then scrub the stains- wait 20-30 minutes and then
rinse clean. And when I say rinse, I mean flood the area with water.
If you want to stop the effervescence from coming back use a product
Drylok Clear Masonry Water Proofer.
Question: I have a wood fence and I am
selling my house. I know that I don’t want the inspection report
to find any termites in that fence. I also do not want to pay for
an exterminator. So is there a DIY product that I can safely use and
get rid of any termites?
Answer: There is a product call Ortho
Home Defense Max
. It’s a termite and destructive bug killer
and will keep termites away for 5 years. One pt. will make 5
gallons. Mix up the Ortho per the instructions on the bottle – dig
a trench under the area you want to treat- pour in the Ortho and then
back fill the trench. Pour the remaining Ortho on top of the filled
area. And that’s it! My brother in law used the
and saved thousands of dollars.
Question: I put a china cabinet in my
garage that I am saving for my daughter. I want to make sure that I
don’t hit it and damage it. I have plenty of room in the garage
but I would like to know exactly where to stop so I am completely in
the garage but not so I bump the china cabinet. I know that some
people put those tennis balls hanging down from the ceiling, but I
don’t want to do that. Any ideas?
Answer: Yes and it’s called a
Parking Target. The Parking Target is a peel and stick
parking aid made of commercial plastic. You only need one per car
and you simply roll up to it and stop. It will keep you from doing
any damage to that china cabinet. The Parking Target is made in
the USA and retails for under $10.