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How to Clean Composite Granite in a Double Bowl Kitchen Sink

Granite composite sinks are made from granite particles combined with resin filler to create a textured finish. Granite composite sinks are durable and highly resistant to stains, scratches and heat. When your granite composite double bowl kitchen sink builds up dirt and residue from regular use, it

How to Keep Cat Hair Off Wood

When cats are in the home, cat hair is always an issue. The hair can quickly accumulate on wooden tables, furniture and other wood surfaces around the home on what seems like a daily basis. To remove the cat hair and keep it off of the wood, use a few cleaning tools that are probably already in your

How to Clean Ceramic Tile With Vinegar

Ceramic tile is a popular flooring choice that is easy to maintain and looks great. If you are interested in cleaning ceramic tile with a product that is child, pet and environment friendly, costs next-to-nothing and does the job, you can't go wrong with white vinegar. You don't need very much vineg

How to Clean With a Mop & Broom

Mops and brooms have taken a backseat to steam mops and vacuum cleaners, but the originals are still effective, efficient and easy cleaning tools. When you have a small spill or a dusty floor, pulling out a large electrical cleaning machine can be cumbersome. Instead, grabbing a mop or broom and goi

How to Remove Wasp Nest

If you need to remove a wasp nest you must use extreme caution. These little insects can cause a lot of pain to you. This potential pain is many times the main reason for wanting to remove a wasp nest. Below are a few of the steps you should take when trying to remove wasp nest.

How to Clean the Bottom of Stainless Steel Pots

Stainless steel pots are not immune to dirt and carbon buildup. Each time you use your stainless steel pots, carbon and grime builds up on the bottom of the pots. This buildup is difficult to remove and makes the stainless steel pot like look it is older than it really is. To clean the bottom of sta

How to Clean a Porcelain Crock-Pot

Slow cookers, such as porcelain Crock-Pots, provide unlimited possibilities for home-cooked meals. Crock-Pots allow homeowners to slowly cook virtually any entrée without the worry of scorching or burning food. Like all cookware, Crock-Pots acquire food crumbs and residue with each application.

How to Remove Ink From Patent Leather

If you get an ink stain on patent leather, don't panic. Elbow grease, patience and rubbing alcohol are usually all you'll need to remove a blotch of ink from patent leather. Proceed cautiously and test the alcohol on an inconspicuous spot before rubbing into the material, especially if it is dyed le

How to Clean Motor Oil From Clothing

Coming in contact with motor oil is a fact of car ownership if you perform any repairs yourself. Changing your own motor oil, in particular, can be a messy process even for the most careful vehicle owner, with smudges and smears appearing where you least expect it. When motor oil stains clothing, im

How to Clean Metal Security Screens

Security screens are screens that have been specially reinforced to keep intruders out of your home. While a regular screen can be easily pushed inwards or cut through, security screens are normally made from a steel mesh that won't buckle and can be very hard to cut. They come in a wide range of di

How to Get Rid of Yellow Stains in the Armpits Organically

If you've found ugly yellow stains in the armpits of your shirts, there's no need to panic. These unsightly stains come from a mixture of sweat, body oils and deodorant. Before you send those shirts off to an expensive dry cleaner, try removing the stains yourself. They can be removed using a homema

How to Remove Oil Stains From a Wall

Oil can come in contact with your walls in a variety of ways. Body oils can be transferred from skin when the walls are touched. Cooking can also cause oil to splatter onto your walls creating a messy situation. No matter how the oil got there, it can create difficult-to-remove stains. The stains wi

How to Clean Carpets with Natural Cleaners

Carpeting is one of the first things people notice when they walk into a room. Dirty carpets can diminish the appearance of an entire room. Many commercial carpet cleaning products contain chemicals that are bad for people and for environment. Opt for a homemade, natural carpet cleaner to help the e

How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum Brush

Dyson vacuum cleaners offer strong cleaning power, but they can only function properly if kept clean. Cleaning the brush of your vacuum allows it to rotate freely and pick up debris from the floor. A dirty or obstructed brush will keep the vacuum from cleaning carpets thoroughly.

Travertine Cleaning & Polishing Directions

Travertine is a natural stone used in homes for flooring, countertops, backsplashes and bathtub enclosures. The travertine requires very little maintenance, aside from a regular cleaning and polishing routine. The travertine is typically protected with a light gloss layer that not only protects the

How to Clean Cast-Iron Gates

Cast iron is one of the most sophisticated and elegant materials for a fence or a gate. It can get dirty and damaged over time if it is not properly maintained. One of the methods of maintaining cast iron is cleaning it appropriately and thoroughly. If you want your cast-iron gate not only to look a

How to Keep Wrinkles Out of Muslin Backdrops

Muslin is a woven cotton fabric that is unbleached or white, but can be dyed into a range of colors. Its weight, texture and ease of dying have made it a popular fabric for photography and theatrical backdrops. The main problem with muslin is, over time, the cloth can wrinkle, creating a texture tha

Painting Advertisement Ideas

Painting advertisements can be ads telling people how to find a house painter, how to select the right paint, or even how to find a portrait painter. These ads could be run by a paint manufacturer, a paint store, a painting company or one painter. Whichever one you are, if you're looking for ideas f

How to Clean a Damaged Hardwood Floor

A hardwood floor can become damaged in many ways. If the damage is severe, the wood itself will probably need to be removed and replaced. Fortunately, many types of damage such as scratches can usually be easily fixed yourself. You clean a damaged hardwood floor by first repairing the damaged area.