Daily Archives: March 25, 2009

Handy Hints for Wednesday ~ 20

This week I start with a request.  Lorna asked how to remove eggshell paint.

The fresher the paint the easier it is to remove, not having time to set.

For water based paint I suggest water to remove it.
If it is an oil based paint, then petrol.  My husband used nothing else in all the years I knew him.  He even used it to clean the brushes!  We had a petrol mower so there was always some in the can, winter and summer.  Naturally use it in a well ventilated area.  The fumes evaporate quickly and then launder the garment in the normal way.

For a sweeter flavour from young garlic plant it alongside crushed cloves and a few olive stones.

I was talking to a member of staff from the underwear department of our local Marks & Spencers store.  She told me they always have a packet of baby wipes on hand to remove deodorant stains and make-up from clothing that has been tried on!  Proof if we ever needed it that the wipes work.

A hanging basket filled with a variety of culinary herbs, e.g. parsley, chives, golden oregano, variegated mints & sage hanging outside the kitchen door is decorative, unusual and very useful.

You don’t want to have a shower when you water a hanging basket, use ice cubes and they will moisten the soil as they melt.