Posts Tagged ‘Grease’

Wash the Walls, Really?

Dear Home Ec 10, My living room desperately needs to be painted and I’ve rounded up a few friends willing to help sell their time for beer and pizza.  I really want to do this right, is it true that I have to wash the walls before I paint? Signed, Short-Cut Shelby   Heather says: Look at…

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What Causes Spots on Clothing?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I saw your email reply to someone who was asking about why they were getting grease like stains on their clothing after washing them.  Your reply said it was from liquid fabric softener.  The problem is I don’t use fabric softener and I get these grease like spots on my clothing quite…

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How to Remove Grease and Oil Stains

Dear Home Ec 101: I was somehow elected to carry the 25 pound turkey from the kitchen to the dining room on Thanksgiving. I didn’t drop it, but I did tip the cutting board it was resting on enough so that the turkey drippings flowed down my leg onto the kitchen floor – making the…

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Grease goes bye

Dear Home Ec 101: OK ladies. I have a question for you! Our house was built in 1968 and we have the original wood cabinets in our kitchen. We bought our house in 2000 and they had just been painted white. Today? They are not so white. They are covered in a lovely “kitchen/grease/film.” Help!…

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Bright idea: Cleaning Kitchen Light Fixtures

Dear Home-ec 101: I had to change a lightbulb in my kitchen the other day and the globe is nasty with dust and grease. Is there an easy way to fix this? Grimy in Greensboro Heather says: I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a klutz. The only way I’ll be able to pass…

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How to remove grease stains from clothes

Dear Home-Ec 101, Okay dames, got a good one for you…how on EARTH do you get those little grease splatter stains off of your favorite shirt?!? I’ve tried everything, but my fave sweater still sits shelved…waiting to be worn…poor sweater. Thanks. Signed, Swearing at my Splattered Sweater Ivy says: Oh, don’t swear, dear, it’s unbecoming.…

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