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.