I want to tell about another product
that we picked up at the last Do It Best Show from Howards. Howard’s
knows about taking care of wood, from
Restor A Finish, Feed
and now Finish Fixer. Finish Fixer is a
semi hard putty stick that will fix nail holes, nicks in wood
furniture and abrasions that happen on wood. I have seen putty
sticks before and never thought much about them because they are
either too hard and won’t go into a small dents, or so soft that
when you polished it into the wood it would just disappear. But the
Finish Fixer is a firm stick, but soft enough to go into the
smallest dents, or chips and stay put. We have a piece of display
furniture at the store that has many chips and dents and I tried the
Finish Fixer really not expecting much, but to my surprise it
did a wonderful job. In fact after polishing the stick into the
table, if I had not known exactly where the chip was I would never
have found it. To use the stick you can either shave off a part and
apply it directly on to the dent and rub in until the area is level,
buff off any of the excess. Or you can rub the stick directly onto
the furniture filling up the dent, buff smooth. The
comes in seven colors, neutral, golden oak, walnut, mahogany, dark
walnut, dark oak and cherry. Use it on furniture, antiques, picture
frames, paneling and hard leather to repair any abrasion. So now
your furniture has no excuse not looking great and with
Products it’s easy!
Now to the email…..
Question: We have moved into a house
where all the drawers were lined with contact paper. I know why,
when I removed the contact paper the drawers looked awful. They are
stained and dirty. And now they are stained, dirty and sticky! I
want to paint them and make them look good- so how do I do this?
Answer: To remove the stickiness use a
Goof Off, or Lift Off for sticky surfaces spray
it on and clean off with a sponge. You might have to clean several
times to get down into the wood. Then once the surface is clean from
any residue, you can paint. If it has been painted before, sand
lightly and then you might want to use oil based enamel like
by Coronado to paint with. It will provide a tough
finish that will withstand cleaning and scrubbing. Use a natural
bristle brush for the oil. If it has never been painted, you will
need to prime with oil based primer first, then paint. Just don’t
get in a hurry, and use a light colored paint so that you can see
well in the drawers and cabinets. Great Question!
Question: Last weekend we had guests
over to the house and we had dinner out on the flagstone patio. We
had candles burning and when we took the candles inside wax dropped
on the patio and left stains. How do I get rid of the stain? The
house is on the market and I don’t want to cause anyone to question
Answer: I called Granite Gold
and they said to remove the wax from the surface by putting down a
thick paper towel and using a hot iron, rub the stain pulling the wax
into the paper towels. Do this until the paper doesn’t remove
anymore wax. Then using a formula of baking soda and acetone (the
kind you get at a paint store, not the fingernail polish kind) make a
paste the consistency of pancake batter and apply it to the stain.
Let it sit overnight. The next morning sweep it off. Look at it the
next day and if there is a shadow of a stain, repeat the procedure.
Hope this helps!
Question: My vent hood is very dirty,
greasy and can’t seem to find a product that will cut the grease
and not leave such a greasy smear over the hood. And one more thing,
I can’t handle any heavy chemical smell. Any ideas?
Answer: Use the Holy Cow
, which is an all green product and has no smell.