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Is ammonia safe to use when cleaning?

Is ammonia safe to use when cleaning?

Protection MaskLooking for a safe way to clean your home? Ammonia may make the place look nice and clean but be wary of the toxins that you can”t see. If mixed with bleach, it gives off toxic gases which can be extremely irritating to the eyes and nose, not to mention the internal organs such as the lungs. It is also poisonous and therefore not …

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The lazy option: painting over wallpaper

The lazy option: painting over wallpaper

Painting Time

If you have decided that it’s just too much work to remove layers and layers of old wallpaper, then painting over wallpaper may be the lazy option, but could be your only option.

If the wallpaper was originally applied somewhat haphazardly, removing it may damage your walls. So this is the lazy option, but be careful. Painting over wallpaper is a tricky job …

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Stripping away dodgy wallpaper

Stripping away dodgy wallpaper

Wallpaper Wallpaper comes in and out of vogue but it not to everyone’s taste. It can be a godsend for covering up bad plasterwork, but it can also be a nightmare to stripping away those hideous patterns. Here are some simple steps for getting rid of the dreaded flock.

Prepare the area. You don’t want to ruin your floors so cover them up. Start …

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Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

How to paint a ceilingWhen starting a paint job, always begin with the ceiling before you get stuck into the walls or skirting boards. This avoids paint splashes on areas that you have already painted.

Preparation is key.

  • Cover all furniture and flooring.
  • Use a step ladder and a roller to get maximum paint coverage in the quickest time.
  • Using an extension handle on the …
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How to clean paint brushes

How to clean paint brushes

Paintbrushes

So you have decided to do a paint job and have rooted out those old paint brushes that you neglected to clean the last time you had a surge of painting enthusiasm. So what to do? Can these brushes be saved? Well, fear not. All is not lost.

Obviously, cleaning brushes immediately after use is the best option. If the brush has …

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Top Tip to help clean your BBQ

Top Tip to help clean your BBQ

Dirty BBQ and home cleaning mixture to help remove the grim

Its looks like its shaping up to be another great weekend! I”m one for cautious optimism but Met Eireann is forecasting “a good deal of dry weather, and with some good sunny spells developing” and I think it’s time to finally break out the BBQ. I haven’t lifted …

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Diswasher Alternative: Hands that do dishes

Diswasher Alternative: Hands that do dishes

Get your Marigolds outVerdict is in and we say: Get those marigolds out, save some cash and care for the environment by washing dishes by hand.

Dishwashers are notorious for eating up electricity. Try hand washing dishes for a couple of months to see if there”s a noticeable change in your electricity bill. The days of “I don”t do dishes” are behind us. …

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