Reuben the Screwman's DIY Tips

"REUBEN THE SCREWMAN" HANDY HINTS

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STAINED BATH

 

Use diluted ammonia, for more stubborn stains, use undiluted.

I have found Tile and floor care’s “Mould Buster” to be very effective.

Or use Oxalic acid, mixed with water. (Take great care it is highly toxic)

 

PAINT ON MATERIAL AND CARPET

 

Use ”Polycel brush cleaner”

 

Ball point pen ink ;

 

Sponge generously with methylated spirits or try working a little white toothpaste onto the fabric and wash with warm soapy water.  ( Loosen  old stains with glycerine and detergent.)

 

Crayon wax

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Sponge with Meths and launder, or use benzine, working from the outside of the stain, inwards. Launder before the benzine dries.                                                                              For non-washables sponge with a damp cloth before benzine dries

RED WINE STAIN

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WHITE WINE, BICARB AND A BIT OF VANISH. RUB IN, LEAVE FOR A MINUTE, THEN RINSE

MARBLE

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USE GLYCERINE

PLASTIC GARDEN CHAIRS

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BLACK AND GREY MARKS ON GARDEN FURNITURE. USE A LITTLE CUTTING PASTE OR GRINDING PASTE ON A RAG.

GUM

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PLACE THE ITEM IN THE DEEPFREEZE FOR AN HOUR OR TWO OR USE AN ICE CUBE. THE GUM WILL BECOME BRITTLE AND COULD BE CHIPPED OFF. CLEAN THE REMAINDER WITH A LITTLE METHS.