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RE: window treatment for these windows (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: moonshadow on 12.11.2009 at 08:43 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I'll defer to others on your windows.
If you want to make a clickable link like terriks did:

When you type a message to post here, below the white "Message Box"
you'll see "Optional Link URL". Paste the address of the web site you want us to go to in that box.

In this instance you would paste
http://picturehosting.com/gallery.php?u=beacu&g=Living-and-Dining-Room
into the Optional Link box
Below that, in "Name of the Link" you can type in what you like to describe it, such as "My window pictures". (terriks simply typed in the word "Link", as we see above).

When you post your message, we will see what you typed in "Name of the Link" box (such as My Window Pictures), and then we just click on it and it takes us to the web address you want us to see.

Gosh, I hope that's not clear as mud!
Here's a Test Forum if you want to practice!


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clipped on: 03.30.2010 at 03:39 pm    last updated on: 03.30.2010 at 03:40 pm

My favourite blog

posted by: budge1 on 01.04.2009 at 07:30 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I've been following this woman's blog for a while and wanted to share - well actually, part of me wants to keep it just for me. I just love it. Can't understand any of it, but the pictures say enough for me.

I know there have been threads about favourite blogs in the near past, but if anyone has any to add, I'd love to peek at what others are coveting.

Here is a link that might be useful: hus

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clipped on: 01.07.2009 at 04:56 am    last updated on: 01.07.2009 at 04:56 am

Help hanging a group of pictures

posted by: lov2garden on 06.26.2008 at 12:42 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I bought 12 identical 12" square frames (for photos) and want to hang them over the long side my sectional in two rows of 6. I am trying to do the framing myself (what was I thinking!) and was going to use those saw-tooth hangers that you tap into the top center of the frame back instead of trying to attach hanging wire. A friend warned me that pictures can jump off the wall if I use the saw-tooth hangers and that wire will make a better display. BUT if I try to use hanging wire, how can I hang all of the frames straight with even spaces between them? I figured I could tape paper to the wall and mark where the frames and nails should go for the saw-tooth hangers. How would I do this with wire?
I feel like a real dunce! Great ideas, poor execution skills!
All advice is appreciated!
Barbara

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clipped on: 06.27.2008 at 04:34 am    last updated on: 06.27.2008 at 04:36 am

RE: How do you store a LARGE collection of spices? (Follow-Up #71)

posted by: imrainey on 03.23.2008 at 08:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

BTW, when freshness and using spices up in a reasonable amount of time is an issue there are many spice blends you can do yourself so you don't have to store every possible combination. Make as much or as little as you want. Most of these recipes fill a 4oz. spice jar.

Mixing them up is a wonderful sensory experience.

Here are a few that I do myself:

Apple Pie Blend
cup (or 24 parts) cinnamon
1 tablespoon (or 6 parts) allspice
2 teaspoon (or 4 parts) nutmeg
teaspoon (or 1 part) cardamom, optional

Pumpkin Pie Blend
cup (or 24 parts) cinnamon
2 tablespoon (or 12 parts) ginger
2 teaspoon (or 4 parts) ground cloves
1 teaspoon (or 2 parts) nutmeg
teaspoon (or 1 part) cardamom, optional

Curry Blend
1 tablespoon (or 1 part) cayenne
cup (or 8 parts) granulated garlic
cup (or 12 parts) paprika
cup (or 4 parts) turmeric
1 cup (or 24 parts) curry powder

Mexican Rub for Pork
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
teaspoon (or 8 parts) epizote
teaspoon (or 8 parts) kosher salt
teaspoon (or 4 parts) freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon (or 4 parts) ground cloves
teaspoon (or 2 parts) oregano
1 pinch (or 1 part) cinnamon

Emeril's "Essence"
2 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoon (or 2 parts) salt
2 tablespoon (or 2 parts) garlic powder
1 tablespoon (or 1 part) black pepper
1 tablespoon (or 1 part) onion powder
1 tablespoon (or 1 part) cayenne
1 tablespoon (or 1 part) dried oregano
1 tablespoon (or 1 part) dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.

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clipped on: 06.20.2008 at 03:56 am    last updated on: 06.20.2008 at 03:56 am

RE: sealing granite (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: bill_vincent on 06.09.2008 at 06:09 pm in Kitchens Forum

Before everyone starts coming in and asking if their particular granite needs to be sealed, do one of two things. Either go to one of the two links at the top of the link below (A-L or M-Z) and find your stone. Anything with less than .25% absorbsion DOES NOT need to be sealed. If you can't find your stone listed, then try this test: Take a sopping wet sponge, and lay it on your stone. After about 2-3 minutes, pick it up, and dry the stone with a paper towel. if you see a dark spot where the sponge was, then your stone needs to be sealed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Granite Tables

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clipped on: 06.16.2008 at 04:19 am    last updated on: 06.16.2008 at 04:19 am

How To Insert A Pic?

posted by: lynninnewmexico on 09.10.2007 at 08:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

Would someone please tell me in simple, basic English how to insert a pic into a post here . . . please? And, please, please don't give me a link to the how-to for this site. (Sigh!)As savvy as I am doing many things on the computer, I have an extremely hard time reading most computer directions written by computer geeks; I couldn't seem to make the directions posted by GW work for me (insert a very red face here). Simple "1,2,3 and you're done" directions would be very (very) much appreciated.

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clipped on: 03.20.2008 at 08:01 pm    last updated on: 03.20.2008 at 08:01 pm

Scratch Be Gone for Stainless??

posted by: lindybarts on 03.16.2008 at 12:53 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have tiny scratches in our Wolf range already (6 months old) These are mostly from picking up the very heavy cooking grids to clean and they brush up against the stainless to make little marks. They aren't huge but are noticable.

Has anyone tried Scratch be Gone. I think that's what it's called? Or is my best bet, Bar Keeper's Friend or another cleaner? I also saw something on the net about automotive repair compound that you rub into it?

Any advice would be appreciated!

Lindy

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clipped on: 03.17.2008 at 01:43 am    last updated on: 03.17.2008 at 01:44 am

Lexington Furniture Company in Lexington, KY

posted by: SoCal2004 on 04.23.2004 at 04:57 pm in Furniture Forum

I am planning on ordering several pieces of Hancock and Moore leather furniture and have been gathering pricing info from many of the NC companies. Elite beats all the rest, but I have received the lowest quote from Lexington Furniture Company in Lexington,Kentucky. Has anyone ordered from them? I would be interested in knowing any info you might have regarding this company. Thanks

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clipped on: 01.18.2008 at 03:49 am    last updated on: 01.18.2008 at 03:49 am

RE: artificial Christmas tree; Frontgate? Balsam Hill? (Follow-Up #27)

posted by: cattknap on 12.09.2007 at 10:46 am in Home Decorating Forum

I live in So. California and there is a brand of Christmas trees I saw at Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach that I thought was just amazing...the brand name was Barcana - they looked similar to the pictures I have seen here of the Beacon Hill trees. The thing I was absolutely blown away from was that they not only looked real but they felt absolutely real as well. They had a stand of them outside with white lights only - looked like a forest of living trees...I was so impressed.

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clipped on: 12.21.2007 at 01:47 am    last updated on: 12.21.2007 at 01:47 am

RE: Pics of 100% done kitchen (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: vjrnts on 10.14.2007 at 07:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

Heh. Posting to the FKB is more complicated than that. Here's the procedure from the FAQ:
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Q: How do I get my kitchen added to the Finished Kitchens blog?
A: Follow this procedure:

1. First you must be a member of GardenWeb [register here] and have participated in discussions in the Kitchen Forum.

2. Post your finished kitchen in the Kitchen Forum's gallery section for the membership. Please include a link to your photos and describe the details of your kitchen.
(Please visit our Kitchen Forum FAQ site for help adding photos to your post.)

3. Fill out the Finished Kitchens Category Checklist. Submitting this form gives starpooh permission to archive your kitchen in the Finished Kitchens Blog. Your kitchen will be added to the "FKB" using several of your photos and the details from your gallery post.

4. (optional) Send an email to starpooh that gives permission to have your kitchen archived in the Finished Kitchens blog. You will receive a personal reply within a few days. :-)

******************

Go to http://finishedkitchens.blogspot.com/2005/10/faq.html for more information!

And, now, let me say how totally gorgeous your kitchen is! Your granite is AMAZING.

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RE: How to post a photo here? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: celticmoon on 07.26.2007 at 12:56 am in Kitchens Forum

1) Go to Photobucket and open a free account.

2) Dump pictures there.

3) Pick a picture, and resize it to be smaller by clicking on the edit button

4) Copy the "Tag line" box entry below the picture. The one that looks kinda like '>a href =....'

5) Paste that in your post.

6) check that it worked by clicking the preview message box.

7) do the happy dance

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clipped on: 07.26.2007 at 07:07 am    last updated on: 07.26.2007 at 07:08 am

posting photos for dummy

posted by: sheilaaus122 on 06.18.2007 at 08:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

I would like to post photos,and have no clue how. I did look at the help page, but it just didnt click with my brain. I apologize if this is asked regularly- it would be good to have a FAQ category by the way.
thanks. I look forward to posting some photos so I can further pick your brains.

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clipped on: 06.24.2007 at 04:09 am    last updated on: 06.24.2007 at 04:09 am

how to post pics from photobucket?

posted by: kitchen on 04.30.2007 at 07:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

I can finally post my kitchen (90% done), but I can't figure out how to post from photobucket. Do I just copy the IMG Code exactly in this text box? It doesn't seem to work.

Thanks!

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clipped on: 05.19.2007 at 12:48 am    last updated on: 05.19.2007 at 12:48 am

Where do you get fabric/

posted by: telly1010 on 04.16.2007 at 09:10 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I've finished my kitchen renovation, and it is now open to my family room. I need to find fabric for the window valances, and I'm not sure where to look. I know Calico Corners sells fabric. Anyone have any advice or hints in looking for fabric I can use to make valances? thanks!
Telly

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RE: Good news! no more wondering what to clean granite with... (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: cat_mom on 04.30.2007 at 10:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

I picked up Clean Encounters (for everyday cleaning, degreaser) and the disinfecting cleaner (forgot the name--to use after prepping meat, chicken, etc, no degreasing properties); both from SCI. I figure, they are meant to use on granite, so that's good in my book. I think stonegirl said that both were good (those or the MB products were okay to use she'd said). For as much as you spray at any given time, they'll last a decent amount of time.

I'd gotten both CE and the disinfectant at HD Expo, but I just came across Clean Encounters at one of the BB&B's within driving distance (not all BB&B's have everything apparently), and you gotta love those 20% off coupons!

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clipped on: 05.01.2007 at 12:22 am    last updated on: 05.01.2007 at 12:22 am

RE: ORB Door Knobs (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: beachgirlok on 03.21.2007 at 06:34 pm in Building a Home Forum

I purchased Kwikset Hancock interior doors and Hawthorne entry door sets in the Venetian Bronze. I absolutely love them. And it's in the ultramax series that is very hard for burglars to pick. I ordered mine from simpsonshardware.com. The interior privacy locks were $16.67. For comparison, Lowe's is $23.97. They offer free shipping with $500+ order and no tax if you're outside Tennessee. If you call, you will talk to a real person who offers advice (although you will probably have to leave a message and they call back). It's really appears to be a family run business - because each time I called and left a message, Debbie Simpson returned my phone calls within an hour or two. I felt more comfortable dealing with these people (what can I say, she sounded Southern) than some of the on-line order only companies. I received my order two or three days after I called in my order. I didn't order enough knobs, and had to place a second order, and the second experience was also pleasant, and my order received two days later. I did have to pay shipping on the second order, but it wasn't significant. I don't know any of these people, just had a good experience - and I've had some bad ones in this house build. Now for my disclaimer -your experience may vary. Past performance is not a predictor of future results. Yada, Yada, Yada.

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RE: Please help me with draperies.... (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: deborahnj on 03.25.2007 at 09:59 am in Home Decorating Forum

Elenkao, here is the link to pictures of her kitchen. It really is outstanding and so inviting. I could see having a ton of parties with her kitchen, not to mention family gatherings.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sharb's Wonderful Kitchen

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clipped on: 04.15.2007 at 10:32 pm    last updated on: 04.15.2007 at 10:32 pm

RE: Curtains - Patterns and Ready Made (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: claireanne on 03.19.2007 at 12:39 am in Home Decorating Forum

Catt - Can you please tell me the name of the fabric store in Cerritos...I need drapery fabric.

Lorinscott - Cerritos from West LA - just about 30 min on 405 South to Seal Beach Blvd, isn't that correct Catt???

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clipped on: 03.19.2007 at 12:39 am    last updated on: 03.19.2007 at 12:40 am

RE: 'Ditching' bedskirt? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: chicoryflower on 03.02.2007 at 03:26 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I saw this technique on HGTV and I thought it was genius. Get a piece of masonite in the shape/size of the boxspring, staple on some velcro, attach velcro to boxspring-height fabric and apply. If you don't need panels on the tops and sides, it's that much easier. It's easier to pull off and clean, rather than tucking whole sheets underneath and having to move the whole mattress to clean the fabric.

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clipped on: 03.05.2007 at 02:01 am    last updated on: 03.05.2007 at 02:01 am

so many good posts, however ......

posted by: phyl345 on 02.27.2007 at 04:50 pm in Home Decorating Forum

i find SOOOOOO much great information here that i want to keep ... but ... the only way i know how to do it is by hitting the "clippings" option .... but i keep reaching the 50 maximum limit! ...

some (not all) i have been able to email to myself once they are in "my clippings" & then i TRY to delete them ... but some won't budge!

how do you SAVE the many wonderful posts that are here????

i don't THINK this is off topic, IS IT????

thank you, phyl

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clipped on: 02.28.2007 at 04:45 am    last updated on: 02.28.2007 at 04:45 am

not my find but - ohh a great site for Window Treament ideas

posted by: perky_2 on 02.27.2007 at 06:35 am in Home Decorating Forum

I found this site posted on another forum. Fun to be had by all that enter!
http://www.workroomintelligence.com/blog/index.php

Here is a link that might be useful: time eater but great window treatments

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clipped on: 02.28.2007 at 04:42 am    last updated on: 02.28.2007 at 04:42 am

Spice storage ideas?

posted by: flgargoyle on 01.29.2007 at 05:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm in the planning/designing phase of our new house, and I need some good ideas for storing a LOT of spices in an easy-to-find fashion. A quick survey found over 60 different spice jars in our kitchen! One thing I will do is splurge on matching jars. Ours are currently in an overhead cabinet, and you wind up taking out half of them to find the cardamom pods that you need for an Indian dish. Any ideas?

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clipped on: 01.31.2007 at 02:50 am    last updated on: 01.31.2007 at 02:51 am

RE: How do I post photos with my message? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jess74 on 01.26.2007 at 11:18 am in Home Decorating Forum

Use this format:

[IMG SRC="your link here"]

BUT... replace the [ ] with < >. Keep the quotes, but replace the text with your link.

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clipped on: 01.30.2007 at 04:12 am    last updated on: 01.30.2007 at 04:12 am

RE: Granite countertop opinions (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: cattknap on 01.05.2007 at 04:49 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Newhomebuilder - there are methods to get the old sealer off, but I think you need to ask an expert....sorry you are having to deal with this.

Now I know that you have to remove excess sealer before it dries or it leaves a residue...according to the directions on the sealer container the way to remove the residue is to just reapply the sealer, wait 3 to 5 minutes for it to penetrate and then wipe off the excess - but again, ask someone who is an expert.

I use Tile Lab for Stone Marble & Stone Cleaner Concentrate to clean our granite - I mix it up in a spray bottle and keep it under my sink....every night after dinner I wipe down the granite with the spray - literally takes me a couple of minutes....then I know all is clean (like I said before, the color of our granite hides spills, etc.).

Once a year I use Miracle 511 Impregnator penetrating sealer for Tile, Marble & Grout - I can't remember if it is HOme Depot or Lowes that carries this - it is one or the other. I really trust the salesman who sold us our granite - we called him Mr. Granite because his passion was granite and he was a wealth of useful and historical information - geology was a lifelong love of his - more than just a job...he is the one who recommended these products as being very good and they have worked well for us.

Before I seal, I use the granite cleaner to thoroughly clean every inch of granite - I go over everything a few times to make sure I get every speck of dust, crumbs, whatever.

Hope this helps - I know we all want to keep our granite looking good for many years to come.

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clipped on: 01.28.2007 at 09:47 pm    last updated on: 01.28.2007 at 09:49 pm

How to Post a Picture ?

posted by: celiaanne on 01.06.2007 at 10:35 am in Furniture Forum

Hi, I would like to post a picture (on this forum) of an entertainment center that I like, but I can't remember its brand, etc., with the hope someone can help identify it.

But, I can't remember how to do this. The picture is stored in "My Pictures" on my computer.

Thank you!

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clipped on: 01.27.2007 at 01:23 am    last updated on: 01.27.2007 at 01:23 am

Kill those ants!!!

posted by: justadncr on 01.18.2007 at 10:50 pm in Kitchens Forum

I know this seems like the wrong forum but please guide me to to the right place. I have tried searching on other forums without luck.
The area of ground that we added on for our kitchen had lots and lots of ant hills. Just the normal little black ants. Well they are really unahappy and have come in my house! I thought it would get better as we have it further along but it is now completed and tight and they are still a problem. They are not really the sweet eating ants. I have tried all the remedies at the store. Please help if you can.
I know they are mad at me for taking over their territory!

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clipped on: 01.21.2007 at 06:10 pm    last updated on: 01.21.2007 at 06:11 pm

Protecting my floors against my chairs

posted by: elisamcs on 12.31.2006 at 11:15 am in Flooring Forum

I'm getting a new engineered hardwood floor in my kitchen. My chairs are the kind with the round metal tube frames, the "S" chairs that were popular 25 years ago. Anyway, I still like my chairs and am wondering what I can put on the frames to keep them from marring the floors. I'm not sure that the stick-on felt or cork thingies will last very long. Does anyone have any other ideas?

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clipped on: 01.02.2007 at 10:34 pm    last updated on: 01.02.2007 at 10:34 pm

Best Vacuum/Sweeper for hardwood Floors

posted by: jtait on 12.31.2006 at 01:45 pm in Flooring Forum

Hi everybody. We just got hardwood floors (engineered Doussie from Junkers - it's beautiful) and my DH is worried that our current upright vacuum cleaner will scratch them. It has a floor setting (non-beater brush), but he's still concerned about scratching the wood because of the wheels.

So does anyone have a recommendation for a good vacuum cleaner or electric broom/sweeper that has a low chance of scratching hardwood floors? What brand do you use? Is he just worrying too much about this? Thanks for your advice.

Janet

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RE: Sharing Itty Bitty Laundry Room~ (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: georgiagal on 11.25.2006 at 08:29 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Love your laundryroom, Soov! Waving to you...hi, girly!

As far as posting pics in your message...try this. If you have pics stored somewhere else (your blog pics might work for this, not sure...go to where the pic is stored, right click, then highlight the Properties line...then type in this string of characters all in a row, with only one space as noted: (hope this makes sense..can't type it out or it won't show up here).

<
img (with one space only after these letters)
src
=

then paste the Properties line from the pic to the right of the=

then close with a >

Then your pic should show up...I have mine stored in Photobucket & it works great.

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clipped on: 12.28.2006 at 08:41 pm    last updated on: 12.28.2006 at 08:41 pm

Almost finished... pic.

posted by: sharb on 12.26.2006 at 01:49 am in Kitchens Forum

Here is a photo of my almost finished kitchen. I have spent the last hour trying to figure out how to post a link to an album on Shutterfly and can't seem to do it. So, for now, just one photo.

We started our remodeling on June 1 and our furniture was delivered back to the house last Tuesday. It has been a very busy week and I'm exhausted, maybe that's why I can't figure out Shutterfly!

I want to thank everyone here for invaluable help. I would have hated facing this alone, there was always a place to go for help.

We still have things to do, some moldings have to be added, the fireplace has to be finished, etc., but it's livable. We still have boxes to unpack and I have nothing on the walls yet, so decorating has to be done, but I can cook, do dishes, etc..

As soon as I figure out Shutterfly, I will post more photos. SharB

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

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miracle cloths/microfiber cloths

posted by: cat_mom on 12.13.2006 at 10:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

OK, here's one for you all. We don't belong to Costco or BJ's. Where would be our next-best source for those Miracle Cloths everyone is touting here? I looked them up online, but I'm not sure if the ones I saw are the ones you guys are talking about. See link below.

Also, I've read various threads re: SS cleaners. SS Magic, Pledge for SS, Miele SS cleaner.... any I should just plain avoid?

I figure I'll have a teeny bit of downtime while the demo is taking place, and I can use that time to start gathering up some cleaning supplies for the arrival/installation of my new appliances, sink/faucet, cabs, and counters.

Here is a link that might be useful: Miracle cloth link?

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clipped on: 12.17.2006 at 11:26 pm    last updated on: 12.17.2006 at 11:26 pm

Look no further - ss cleaner extraordinaire!

posted by: nicole93089 on 11.19.2006 at 08:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

The search is over! I finally found something that makes my ss appliances shine like never before. I've tried the damp miracle clothe, the Stainless Magic wipes and spray, the furniture polish wipes and anything else I could think of and there were always dark streaks or lines that were really hard to get rid of. So I bought the Pledge Wipes for Stainless Steel (in a silvery package) and voila! I still need to buff with the miracle clothes after to sort of dry it, but there are no streaks at all and a day later no fingerprints. I wish I bought a case of them. Really. Just thought I'd share my joy! you've got to try them.

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RE: a spreading grease stain on granite (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: stonegirl on 09.11.2006 at 08:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

Clean the area with denatured alcohol and a white rag. Then take a clean white rag/plain white paper towel folded big enough to cover the stain. If the stain is big, use more than one towel/rag to make a pad (about 1/4" thick is fine) Soak the pad with acetone and cover the pad with kling wrap. Stick the edges of the wrap down with blue painters tape to ensure an air tight seal. Leave this poultice overnight. (If you have a gas range, be sure to extinguish the pilot light. Acetone is highly flamable) In the morning, remove the kling wrap and let the pad dry on its' own. If there is still an oil stain, repeat the poultice procedure. If the stain is really bad, more than one application is normal.

This poultice is only good for an oil stain. Other kinds of stains require different poultices. If you are not sure about the cause of a stain, do not try just anything on it. You might end up setting it. Do some investigating as to the origin of the mark before trying to remove it.

Get a good quality impregnating sealer and seal the stone. If the stone absorbs other liquids too, it might be a good idea to thoroughly clean your tops and seal the whole shebang. Follow the directions on the sealer bottle. Do not allow the sealer residue to dry on the stone, but buff it off after waiting for the manufacturer's suggested time. (sealer rediue can be a bear to remove if left for too long) Some stones need more than one application of sealer too. Wait for 24 hours between sealer applications for maximum efficacy.

You can test for absorption by dripping water on your stone and letting it sit for a while. Blot the spill up. If there are dark marks where the watr lay, the stone needs sealing. If the water beads up, it's OK :)

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RE: Stacking washer/dryer to save space? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: bluesbarby on 07.25.2006 at 11:55 am in Smaller Homes Forum

Thank you everyone for responding. I'm feeling much better about the idea of a stackable fl now. I'm limited on depth too so will either get the frigidaire or spring for the miele's. Thanks again.

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