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By Jerri Farris

An imperative consultant for house owners and renters alike, this useful little publication will allow you to wear a brand new rest room seat, swap an air filter out, unclog a drain, caulk a sink, patch a gap within the wall, switch a lock, change washing machine hoses, and masses extra.

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Now it’s ready for priming and painting. Quick Tip Fine sandpaper carries a label of at least 150-grit. “Grit” refers to the number of grainy particles found per inch of paper; the higher the grit number, the smoother the paper, and conversely the lower the grit number the rougher the paper. h  v Fill any holes. Use a putty knife to smooth ultra-light spackle into any small holes. If there are larger holes, cracked seams, or popped drywall nails, repair them before you paint (see page 27). Quick Tip Here’s an idea that’s good for your budget and for the planet: buy recycled paint.

Using a clean cotton cloth, blot at the stain until it’s gone, then wipe the area with a fresh cloth and plain water.  v Fuse a small cut in sheet vinyl. Vinyl floors are extremely durable, but they can get damaged—if you drop a can of vegetables, for example. ) A tube of liquid seam sealer, a clear compound available at home centers and flooring retailers, and a few minutes will solve the problem. Vshaped cuts are common, and the tip of the V sometimes curls back under itself. Pull the tip back into place with tweezers, then clean the area with lacquer thinner.

V Remove stains from carpet. If you get to a stain early, getting it out should take only a few minutes. Start by blotting the area with a clean dry cloth, working from the outside edge of the stain toward the center. Put some lukewarm water on the stain and continue blotting until the stain, is gone or the cloth isn’t absorbing any more of it. If necessary, mix 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid into 1 cup of lukewarm water, and pat it onto the area. After about five minutes, rinse the area with clear water and blot with a clean cloth.

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