DIY Fiberglass Tub Repair: Tips For Fixing A Scratched Or Cracked Bathtub/Shower

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We received this question from a reader:We have a fiberglass tub, and 7 years ago when we moved into our brand new house with brand new tub, there was a chip or crack in a couple places of the tub, so the builder "fixed" those spots, but really they ended up looking worse, and have seriously yellowed over the years. What should we have done instead of letting him "sand down" the cracks? They were like hairline scratches, rather than deep cracks, but his "repair" actually made it worse. … [Read more...]

How To Clean Travertine Countertops, Floors, Shower Tiles & Backsplashes

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Travertine. You can hardly beat the look of this natural sedimentary rock.It adds a unique feel and texture to almost any room in the house.We have it in our kitchen -- along the backsplash area of our countertop.However, I've learned firsthand that keeping your Travertine surfaces looking their best requires some extra attention when it comes to cleaning... and sealing.These tips will help you keep your Travertine looking great for years...  Do You Really Want … [Read more...]

DIY Tips For Making Your Own Foaming Soap Refills + Prettier Foam Soap Pump Bottles

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I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap!Seriously. They're so darned convenient that I quickly became addicted. I was always on the hunt for good deals on little bottles of Dawn foaming dish soap.When the soap ran out and the bottles became empty, I would just toss the bottle and replace it with a new one.For awhile, I was thrilled to actually find Dawn foaming soap refill bottles. They weren't nearly as large or economical as the … [Read more...]

How To Clean Marble Countertops & Bathroom Vanities Without Scratching And Dulling

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As you probably know, it is very easy to damage cultured marble. All it takes is placing something too hot (like a curling iron left on the counter too long, or a little cigarette burn) or even just setting something sharp (like a barrette) on the counter, and then when you pick it up you inadvertantly scratch the marble countertop by accident. Another way that you can quickly damage a cultured marble countertop is by not cleaning it properly.Here is the proper way to clean a cultured marble … [Read more...]

How To Restore Shine To A Marble Countertop Or Bathroom Vanity That Is Scratched & Dull

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We got this question the other day... Help! I think I've ruined the cultured marble countertop in my bathroom! It's still white, and looks clean, but it's got tiny scratches all over it. I've only used soft rags to clean it (once I might have used the softest scrubber I could find). I recently used Soft Scrub to clean it, and now our marble countertop is no longer glossy/shiny like before. Is there any hope for restoring the surface of this countertop back to its original shine? If you've ever … [Read more...]

When It Pays To Hire A Professional For Home Repairs & Home Projects And When It’s Better To Do It Yourself

What's on your to-do list these days?  Does it include one or more projects around the house that you might be able to hire a professional to do for you instead?I've already told you about my recent carpet cleaning experience (...where I wish we would have called a professional to clean the carpets for us instead of spending 2 days doing it ourselves!).We learned a valuable lesson there.  In addition to paying to rent the carpet cleaner machine (and the carpet cleaning solution), three … [Read more...]

The Best Soap Scum Removers For Removing Soap Scum In The Bathroom

Soap scum is a combination of soap, bacteria, dead skin, and body oils that builds up builds up on showers and bathtubs.This waxy film can often be difficult to remove, if you don't have the right products.Throughout my cleaning career, I have cleaned a lot of showers and tubs -- many times without great success. But over time, I've found what I consider to be the best products and methods for soap scum removal.  … [Read more...]

How To Remove Stubborn Bathtub Stains Like Hair Dye And Other Permanent Inks And Dyes

Got an email from a visitor to this site the other day:I'm hoping you could give us some insight here. Our son used a permanent purple hair dye, and very badly stained our vinyl tub surround [it's BRAND new] that is only 6 months old. We no longer have the manufacturers info on the tub, so ANY help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for having the site. -- M.W.Since I seem to be on a mission to document every possible way that Magic Erasers can be used to solve unique … [Read more...]

How To Fold Towels & Keep Them Hanging Straight In Your Bathroom

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I've written about some of the clever ways to fold things like shirts, napkins, and sheets.I've also shown you some fun ways to fold towels into creative shapes and animals.Now, it's time for the most practical folding technique that everyone can use on a daily basis: how to fold towels & keep them looking great when they're hanging on the towel rack!   How To Fold Towels & Hang Them Nicely The following how-to videos show you some unique ways to make a … [Read more...]