soak old paint brush in hot vinegar for 30 mins to remove paint then wash in hot soapy water...good as new. by terri
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terri soak old paint brush in hot vinegar for 30 mins to remove paint then wash in hot soapy water...good as new.
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Revive Old Paintbrushes   -  soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to remove paint and soften bristles.  Wash in hot soapy water then rinse by raquel
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raquel Revive Old Paintbrushes - soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to remove paint and soften bristles. Wash in hot soapy water then rinse
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Revive Old Paintbrushes   -  soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to remove paint and soften bristles.  Wash in hot soapy water then rinse by terri
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terri Revive Old Paintbrushes - soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to remove paint and soften bristles. Wash in hot soapy water then rinse
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Soak old paint brushes in hot vinegar for 30 mins to make them good as new by terri
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terri Soak old paint brushes in hot vinegar for 30 mins to make them good as new
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Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. by cosmonickie
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cosmonickie Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new.
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Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. by terri
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terri Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new.
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Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. by terri
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terri Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new.
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Soak old paintbrushes in vinegar for 30 minutes.  Good as new.  Soak in water with fabric softener and paint won't dry on brush.  I've been doing this for years.  It works. by selena
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selena Soak old paintbrushes in vinegar for 30 minutes. Good as new. Soak in water with fabric softener and paint won't dry on brush. I've been doing this for years. It works.
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Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. Just one of the many ideas Ive found on This Old House by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. Just one of the many ideas Ive found on This Old House
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Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. Just one of the many ideas Ive found on This Old House by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. Just one of the many ideas Ive found on This Old House
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! by roxanne
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roxanne soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new!
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new. by Tambricar
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Tambricar soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new.
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! by roxanne
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roxanne soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new!
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Paintbrush Cleanup/Renew!    Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will by terri
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terri Paintbrush Cleanup/Renew! Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will
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Soak paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 mins and then rise off. The old paint will come right off! I totally needed to know this by latonya
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latonya Soak paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 mins and then rise off. The old paint will come right off! I totally needed to know this
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Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 mins then rinse to get the old paint out. (Lots more tips and tricks in the link.) by KathyMarkell
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KathyMarkell Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 mins then rinse to get the old paint out. (Lots more tips and tricks in the link.)
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Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new. Good to know. by melva
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melva Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new. Good to know.
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this! by carissa
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carissa soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this! by Carol Browning
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Carol Browning soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! How did i not know this? by roxanne
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roxanne soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! How did i not know this?
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Love this tip (soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new). by concepcion
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concepcion Love this tip (soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new).
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soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new!  - need to try this! by sherry
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sherry soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! - need to try this!
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Wish I still had all my old ones...Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they by raquel
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raquel Wish I still had all my old ones...Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they
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Mix 1/4 C Listerine, 1/4 C vinegar, & 1/4 C warm water, soak feet for 10 mins, for a mini detox foot bath and to help remove dead skin from being barefoot or in sandals this summer by Lucia Hernandez
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Lucia Hernandez Mix 1/4 C Listerine, 1/4 C vinegar, & 1/4 C warm water, soak feet for 10 mins, for a mini detox foot bath and to help remove dead skin from being barefoot or in sandals this summer
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Soak bottles in hot water to remove labels, acetone to clean the glue and to remove the expiration date by batjas88
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batjas88 Soak bottles in hot water to remove labels, acetone to clean the glue and to remove the expiration date
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Fill a basin with hot water. Get the water as hot as you can stand it, and toss in a handful of Epson salt. Soak your feet in the salt until the water turns cool. Wrap your feet in a towel to dry them and then wait 5 to 10 mins to dry completely. Remove any dead skin with a foot file. Rinse the flakes of skin off with warm water. Slather your feet with a thick moisturizer and put on a pair of heavy cotton socks. Wear the socks overnight to help the moisturizer soak in. by mrozanka
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mrozanka Fill a basin with hot water. Get the water as hot as you can stand it, and toss in a handful of Epson salt. Soak your feet in the salt until the water turns cool. Wrap your feet in a towel to dry them and then wait 5 to 10 mins to dry completely. Remove any dead skin with a foot file. Rinse the flakes of skin off with warm water. Slather your feet with a thick moisturizer and put on a pair of heavy cotton socks. Wear the socks overnight to help the moisturizer soak in.
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Vinegar uses: (1) Remove bacteria and pesticide residue from produce - Use 1 part vinegar to 3  parts water, wash produce thoroughly.  (2) Clean windows and countertops - Use a 50% water and vinegar mixture to clean  windows and countertops.  (3) Remove shower and bathtub film - Use vinegar full strength on an old wash  rag.  (4) Toilet bowl stains - Use white distilled vinegar full strength with a  scrubber.  (5) Furniture polish - Use a 50% olive oil and vinegar mixture and polish  furnitur... by marsha
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marsha Vinegar uses: (1) Remove bacteria and pesticide residue from produce - Use 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, wash produce thoroughly. (2) Clean windows and countertops - Use a 50% water and vinegar mixture to clean windows and countertops. (3) Remove shower and bathtub film - Use vinegar full strength on an old wash rag. (4) Toilet bowl stains - Use white distilled vinegar full strength with a scrubber. (5) Furniture polish - Use a 50% olive oil and vinegar mixture and polish furnitur...
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When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them by virginia
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virginia When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them
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When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them by virginia
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virginia When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them
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When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them by virginia
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virginia When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them
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Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store –    Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells.  Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers.  Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using.  Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using.  Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.)  Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry.  Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap.  To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through.  Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer.  Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes.  Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it. by wendi
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wendi Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
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