About a month ago a customer came into
the store asking why we didn’t have a product that he really
wanted. I had never heard of the product but it sounded like a good
idea so I called the vendor and asked them to send us a carton. The
product is called
Flexi Scour and it is a flexible scrubbing
screen made by the Pumie company. I was a little leery when we got
them in but immediately took one home to try on cleaning my toilets.
I was shocked, these little screens are awesome. They are flexible
so they can get in all the little curves under the rim of your
toilet. You can remove tough, tough hard water stains without any
cleaner, mildew literally is wiped away with a few swipes no wonder
this customer was anxious to have them in the store.
Flexi Scour devours baked on food from grills and grates and really
does a better job than scratch pads and cleaners. I don’t have a
pool, but many of you that contact me about hard water build up on
tile around the pool edge should try the
Flexi Scour. As
always try in an inconspicuous spot first to make sure it does not
scratch your tile.
Flexi Scour is under $2.00 and a good new
product to keep around the house. If you have a product that you
love around the house, share it with me and I can share it with all
Question: Our pergola is about 6 years
old we have some rotting wood on three of the upright supports. Is
there some way to repair this without replacing the support columns?
Answer: Yes you can with a product
Minwax Wood Hardener. Remove the paint at the bottom
of the columns where your soft wood is by either sanding or using a
remover. I don’t think that you will need to sand that much; it
looks like that the paint will easily flake off. Once the paint is
removed apply the
Minwax Wood Hardener with an inexpensive
Minwax Wood Hardener has a capillary action that
causes the wood to absorb the hardener down to the good wood. Apply
3 thin coats letting dry between coats. The final coat will be
shiny and that means that the column has absorbed all of the hardener
that it can. Wait 24 hours. The column will be rock hard again. If
you had any void areas, this would be the time to apply the Minwax
Wood Filler. Sand the filler smooth in 20 minutes, and then the next
day you will be ready to do touch up painting. No primer is
Question: Our granite countertops have
hard water stains that are virtually impossible to remove. What
product do your suggest I use?
Answer: I am thinking that most of the
stains are by the faucets and I want you to do 2 things. Use
Granite Gold Shower Cleaner and spray on the stain let sit for a few
minutes. Then using a straight edge razor blade (the kind that you
remove window stickers with) scrape smoothly across the granite to
remove the bulk of the build- up, rinse with the
Granite Gold Daily Cleaner. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Use the Granite Gold Sealer and wipe in with a lint free cloth. Wait 2 hours
before using your countertop your granite will look good as new!
Question: We had a little rent house
leveled and I thought that fixing that problem would fix all the
little cracks in the sheetrock around the doorways and windows. How
do we fix those and can we do them ourselves?
Answer: Sure you can and this is an
easy fix! I would let the house settle a few weeks before tackling
this to make sure that any additional settling does not open up any
other areas. Fill in the cracks with a spackling called DryDex.
DryDex goes on pink, and then dries to white. After the
is dry, spray the crack with Good Bye Cracks in light coats
over the surface. You will want to spray the crack 3 times,
remembering to spray light coats on the crack. After that you can
paint, no priming required.