I can’t tell you how many calls I get
about cleaning tile floor grout. It’s hard to get it clean and
it’s just a hard job physically to do and especially if when you
get done you are still not happy about it. And then if it’s not
sealed it will be dirty all over again before you know it.
was the first line of cleaners that we carried for granite,
marble and travertine and we still do. And recently they sent me a
DeepKlenz and it sat on my desk for about a month.
One day one of my employees was remarking how dirty the tile was
under his desk and did I mind if he used the
Well he sprayed it on the floor tile, gave it a scrub and then
rinsed thoroughly. To tell you we were shocked would be a mild
reaction; it cleaned the tile down to where it looked brand new.
This is a great product for floor grout because it is such a deep
cleaner and still safe enough to use on granite, marble, travertine,
natural and artificial stone. Use a wallpaper brush to clean the
grout because they are 12 inches long and you can clean 2 feet at a
time instead of 6 inches with a small brush. When you are finished
cleaning, take the time and seal with
Stonetech Heavy Duty Sealer.
Now to the email……
Question: I leave early for work each
morning and since it is really chilly in the house in the morning I
turn on my heater, warm up the house and leave for work. I have
accidently left in on so many times when I am in a hurry to leave and
paid for all day a heater that is heating up an empty home. What is
the name of the personal heater that you talked about on TV a month
Answer: The Big Heat. It’s
the best personal heater that I know of to date. It has a quick 1500
watt ceramic heating element, a handle on top to carry it from room
to room, and a thermostat so you can set the temperature. We tested
a few heaters this year when we were looking for a personal heater
and the others just didn’t perform half as well as
The Big Heat.
Instead of turning on your heater in the morning, just take
with you from room to room as you get ready for work. I
use it all the time- my Big Heat, and my fireplace.
Question: I have some very expensive
metal outdoor furniture that has developed rusty areas. I want to
take care of it myself. I have recently retired and I plan on doing
all these projects that I used to pay someone else to do. So how do
I take care of the rust? And how to I maintain the furniture so it
doesn’t rust again?
Answer: The product is called Rust
. Look at the area that is rusting, if there is flakey rust
sand it off lightly, and then wipe off the dust. Spray the Rust Cure
in the rusting area and leave it alone for a hour- cover anything
Rust Cure might drip on. After a hour wipe off the
oily residue and then leave it alone for a week. In that week it
will cure and turn gun metal grey. It will be your choice whether to
paint it after that or not, and if you need to paint no primer will
be needed because the Rust Cure is a primer also. The furniture will
not ever rust in that area again, it’s cured for life!
Question: I love the article, and I
cut them out all and file them so I can go back to them later. The
other day I dropped my file and they went everywhere. I know your
Dad had a book- is it still available?
Answer: It sure it, Vol. 10 of The
Best of Johnnie Chuoke
is still in print. It’s a great
reference, and it categorized from AC to Wood and includes a Survival
Kit. The book is a great gift for new homeowners and new DIYers.
And it won’t fall apart if you drop it- HA!