Repair

Instructions

When was the last time you gave your window screens a good cleaning? If you have dust or pollen allergies, cleaning the screens will help you breathe easier at home.  Here’s the easy way to do it. You don’t need to take the screens off the windows. Leave them in place, and brush with a soft wide paintbrush, to loosen the trapped dust and pollen. Then, use a handheld Dust Buster or vacuum to finish the job. If your window handle is loose and won’t open easily, I like to use Locktyte Gel to tighten it up. As soon as it dries, you can crank it open.

Supplies
  • Soft, Wide Paint Brush
  • Handheld Vacuum
  • Loctite Gel
Instructions

Does your favorite chair have a noticeable scratch? Here’s a simple spot repair trick so you won’t have to refinish the entire piece of furniture. You can get furniture-retouching sticks at your local hardware store in several different wood colors.  They’re made of wax, so you just run the stick firmly along the scratch filling it with color. Carefully remove any extra wax with the edge of a credit card. Let the wax harden then buff off with a soft polishing cloth. Good as new. For a super quick fix, look in your children’s room for a brown marker and give that a try.

Supplies
  • Furniture Retouching Sticks
  • Credit Card
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Brown Marker
The Back Story

Is a dripping faucet driving you crazy? You can fix it. Turn off the stop valves under your sink so water can’t flow. An older faucet handle will come off by simply unscrewing. Once it’s off, remove the chrome cylinder underneath. Then take out the nut that holds the stem in place. Pull out the stem and replace the washer. Newer faucets have seats instead of washers. Make sure you get one that’s made for you faucets brand and model number. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

The Back Story

Does your favorite chair have a noticeable scratch? Here’s a simple spot repair trick so you won’t have to refinish the entire piece of furniture. You can get furniture-retouching sticks at your local hardware store in several different wood colors.  They’re made of wax, so you just run the stick firmly along the scratch filling it with color. Carefully remove any extra wax with the edge of a credit card. Let the wax harden then buff off with a soft polishing cloth. Good as new. For a super quick fix, look in your children’s room for a brown marker and give that a try. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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