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My Review of Kilz Original Oil-Based Primer
My Review of Kilz Original Oil-Based Primer

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Does Kilz Oil-Based Primer Block Stain Well?I have used Kilz oil-based primer many times in my painting career to seal over tough stains on drywall that would otherwise bleed through latex paint.

How to Encourage Pollinating Bees in Your Garden
How to Encourage Pollinating Bees in Your Garden

Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. There are two basic types of insects that good gardeners will want in their yard: pollinating insects and insects that prey on pests. This article will focus on how to encourage bees to make your garden their home, or at least their home away from home.

Review of the Clean Robot
Review of the Clean Robot

Walter Shillington is an avid collector of mechanical timepieces. While he focuses mainly on watches, Walter also reviews household items. I recently reviewed Vanigo’s A3; a very capable robotic vacuum that is guided by a sophisticated navigational system.At the other end of the price scale, there are several tiny robotic vacuums that claim to make life easier.

For the Love of Double Tropical Hibiscus
For the Love of Double Tropical Hibiscus

The author lives in a quiet rural community in lower Puna on the Big Island. He& 39;s an avid gardener, traveler, and photographer. Hibiscus is an ornamental plant commonly grown in the temperate, subtropical, or tropical regions around the world.A hibiscus flower usually has five petals. Thanks to modern cultivation techniques, some varieties can produce flowers with more than five petals – called “double hibiscus” – in a dazzling array of colors, sizes, and shapes!

Welcome to the Men's Room
Welcome to the Men's Room

I turned an ordinary bathroom into a & 34;Men& 39;s Room& 34; that reflects my own personal style.Tools of the TradeYou can make big changes to your small bathroom with a little splash of paint and some flea-market flair. A trip to your local hobby and craft store can also be a great place to find many masculine accents, as well.

Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way
Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way

Barack is an expert pool chemistry guy and experienced online-based pool maintenance assistant via in-depth articles that top search results Opening a swimming pool after closing it for winter should not be a problem to anyone who closed their pool the right way. In this article, we are going to cover things you need to perform when opening your swimming pool for summer to avoid more pool problems.

How to Get Rid of Rats Without Poison: A Humane, No-Kill Approach to Rat Control
How to Get Rid of Rats Without Poison: A Humane, No-Kill Approach to Rat Control

Jorge loves nature and the outdoors, but loves giving unsolicited advice about it much more.How to Get Rid of Rats Without Using Harmful PoisonHave you recently discovered an infestation, but aren& 39;t sure how to get rid of rats without poison? Are you concerned about harming the rats or even harming yourself with noxious chemicals?

What to Do With Your Old and Used Compost
What to Do With Your Old and Used Compost

To avoid waste while I grow my own vegetables in containers outside our front door, I devised this great trick for using up old compost. What to Do With Old Compost?Towards the end of the growing season, you may be faced with the dilemma of what to do with all the old spent and used compost from your plant containers and grow-bags, especially if you only have a small patio or garden.

How to Grow a Norfolk Island Pine as a Houseplant
How to Grow a Norfolk Island Pine as a Houseplant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. What are Norfolk Island Pines?As their name implies, Norfolk Island pines are indigenous to the Norfolk Islands in the South Pacific as well as Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

How to Clean Range Hood Mesh Filters: 5 DIY Methods
How to Clean Range Hood Mesh Filters: 5 DIY Methods

Brandon has been working with range hoods and rang on and off for the past 6 years and writes about them to help people make wise decisions.5 Reasons to Clean Your Range Hood FiltersEven though it may not seem like the best way to spend your time, you& 39;re going to want to make sure that your range hood filters are maintained well.

Virtues of Vinegar: Uses for Vinegar Beyond Cooking
Virtues of Vinegar: Uses for Vinegar Beyond Cooking

Thelma is a former field editor for Taste of Home magazine and has a huge collection of recipes submitted to her from cooks across the USA. Learning Ways to Use VinegarWhen I first became a homemaker at age 19, I was told, & 34;always keep a bottle of vinegar in your cupboard& 34;. So, I bought a small bottle and there it sat.

How to Grow New York Ironweed, a Native Plant
How to Grow New York Ironweed, a Native Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Every August when I see purple flowers blooming, usually around local ponds, I think to myself that those “asters” are blooming early this year. Then I look more closely and realize that they are not asters.