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RE: Are you sick of stainless steel?? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: eandhl on 01.12.2008 at 12:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

I am among the minority here. Less is best in my opinion. I clean my SS with a mixture of alcohol/water about 20% Alcohol to 80% water in a squirt bottle and a micro fiber cloth. No streaks and you can spot wash. I found if I used any SS cleaners I couldn't spot wash the prints around the fridge handle or the drip on the DW. I should mention I used quite a bit the first couple of times to remove any residue of the SS cleaners.


clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 10:29 pm    last updated on: 01.12.2008 at 10:30 pm

RE: How To Insert A Pic? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: celticmoon on 09.11.2007 at 12:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

OK here's the new, even more broken down version:

"How do I embed a picture in my post?
Your picture needs first to live somewhere on the Internet. Then you type the pictures Internet address into your message and the picture appears right in your post in the spot where you typed that address code. Heres how to do it - explained step by step for those new to posting. (Quick and dirty version for advanced users to be added soon):

-First get your pictures into the Internet: Photobucket is one free, easy and widely used photo-storing site. There are others but well go with this one. Go to and open a free account. Your home page is My Album. There are long blank boxes on the right with browse buttons next to them. Click on browse and poke around to find the picture on your hard drive or (connected) camera drive. Click one to select it, and the browse button is replaced by a red remove , and a tiny version of your picture appears to the left. You can give your picture a title in the box if you like. Next click on the upload button just below. Site will tell you upload is occuring. Then you should be able to scroll down and see the picture living in your Internet album. Continue to move pictures from your digital camera or from your computer. Each then will have its own Internet address.

-Next resize your picture: This is important etiquette - otherwise your picture will post giant and make people have to scroll to the right to read every line of the thread. Not cool. So be nice and resize your picture first. Above your picture in Photobucket, click on the blue edit button. This opens a window with your picture. Above the picture, click on resize. Select websize for a regular size and message board for larger to show more detail. Confirm in the popup warning box. You should see your picture resized.

-Post the picture in your message: Go to your picture in Photobucket. Look on the right for four boxes, each with computer code related to your picture. The third one down is the HTLM tag that looks like >ahref =http Copy that line of code and paste it right into the body of your message on the Kitchen Forum. Not into the boxes at the bottom, right into the messsage you are typing.
Check if it worked: Click on the Preview button to see your message. That address code should have been replaced with the actual picture. If the sizing isnt right try clicking your refresh button. Sometimes Photobucket is slow. "


Here is a link that might be useful: Edited FAQ on posting pictures


clipped on: 01.07.2008 at 02:02 am    last updated on: 01.07.2008 at 02:02 am

RE: Paint over Stain (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brushworks on 10.22.2007 at 08:26 pm in Paint Forum

Step 1. Wash the stained wood with a warm soapy mixture of Dirtex and wipe dry. Reset nails and fill nails holes with spackling and let dry.
Step 2. Dull the stained wood with #180 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper. Sand the spackle smooth. Vacuum away dust.
Step 3. Prime with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1 2 3 white primer or Benjamin Moore Fresh Start acrylic primer.
Step 4. Caulk any gaps between wood trim and wall. Caulk gaps in door and window trim. Wipe smooth with finger and damp cloth. Let dry at least 2 hours.Use an acrylic paintable caulk found in paint stores. Buy the good stuff.
Step 5. Apply 2 finish coats of 100% acrylic paint in your choice of brands as long as it's a quality brand.



clipped on: 12.27.2007 at 08:57 pm    last updated on: 12.27.2007 at 08:58 pm