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Author: DorothyM Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 37288  
Subject: Cleaning tips #3 Date: 2/15/2001 12:44 PM
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3 tips today are listed under "cleaning" -- even though that's not how I'd categorize them, here goes:

Filling nail holes
-Patch with a mixture of equal parts salt and starch. Add enough water for a smooth surface. (Add food color to match wall color.)
-Or, fill hole with white toothpast.
-On woodwork, Mix a little dry instant coffee with spackling paste or starch and water. Smooth with a damp cloth.

Is your screw loose?
-If the screw attaching an appliance to wall or ceiling has stripped the plaster and is no longer holding firm, saturate a cotton ball with Elmer's glue. Gently push the entire cotton ball into the hole. Allow to dry at least 24 hours and reinsert the screw gently with a screw driver.

Disappearing past-ups
-Hang posters and lightweight picutres on your kitchen walls with toothpaste. It's easy to clean off when you take the picture down and you won't have unnecessary nail holes.

Tomorrow: the kitchen

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