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Removing Spilled Wax 

Removing Spilled Wax Q. I am hoping someone can help me.  My husband was waxing our van when the wax accidentally dumped over.  It was on a ledge by the window, so as a result, it splattered (or poured rather) all over the brick of our home and the concrete driveway.  Any ideas on how

By |2015-02-11T16:25:50+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|0 Comments

Taffy In The VCR

Taffy In The VCR Q. My son has mangled our VCR by getting taffy in it.  I reserved a book from the library on VCR repair but won't have it for a few weeks. I thought I could just clean it out but can you use water? Can you scrub some of those "gadgets" without

By |2015-02-12T10:48:45+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Do It Yourself, Stains|0 Comments

Tar On Brick

Tar On Brick Q . Recently, my son did some repair work on my house and used tar to seal the space between the house and the wall outside.  He got a lot of the tar onto my brick front porch, please if anyone can come up with a method or product to help me

By |2015-02-12T10:49:27+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Do It Yourself, Stains|1 Comment

Removing Stains in Clothing with Coke

Removing Stains in Clothing with Coke Q.    Somewhere I heard about coca cola being great for washing stains out of clothes, but I wasn't able to get any more info on that.  Has anyone heard of using coke? To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add

By |2015-02-11T16:26:36+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|1 Comment

Rust Removal

Rust Removal Q. I have a problem with rust spots on my clothes from the dryer. I have tried CLR and various other things with no luck at all. If you know what will take it out I would sure appreciate the help! Thanks Try a product called "Wink" (brown plastic bottle) it is expensive,

By |2015-02-11T16:26:57+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|0 Comments

Nicotine Build-Up On Mirrors

Nicotine Build-Up On Mirrors Q. What will remove smoke film from mirror glass?  I have tried everything, nothing will cut the nicotine build up.  [Quit smoking, praise God] Thank you,  --Betty/NC A. We had this problem after my mother died. But I was amazed by what Windex cleaned up. I'm surprised this hasn't worked for

By |2015-02-11T16:25:22+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|1 Comment

Melted Balloon Stain

Melted Balloon Stain Q. Any idea how to get the stain of a melted balloon out of a fine linen handkerchief? Thank you, Heather A. I don't know if it will work, but have you tried freezing the handkerchief?   Trish

By |2015-02-11T16:24:12+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|0 Comments

Removing Grease Stains

Removing Grease Stains Q. How do you get grease stains from a barbecue off the cement on a patio?  Ray Sprinkle liberally with kitty litter.  Make sure it's clay-based and not one of the newer chemical ones.  The clay will soak that grease right up and you just sweep it away.  The longer the grease

By |2015-02-11T16:23:00+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|0 Comments

Removing Dinnerware Marks

Removing Dinnerware Marks Q. Does anyone know how to remove the pencil-like marks on dinnerware that are caused by using stainless utensils to cut food or stir coffee? I've tried powdered cleansers, even an abrasive eraser, but nothing really works. Please help! - Barb I've used bleach to remove those marks from coffee mugs- Linda

By |2015-02-11T16:24:52+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Stains|6 Comments
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