Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to get an oil stain off a concrete or blacktop driveway.
How Do I Oil Stain Concrete?
If you have an oil stain on your asphalt driveway, wipe up the excess oil with an absorbent cloth or mop it up, then act quickly using the common household items below to make sure that it doesn't become a permanent eyesore or a headache to clean up later. Dawn dishwashing so ...more
If you're tired of the cement-and-motor-oil coloring you're currently rocking on the floor of your garage, you've come to the right place. This video will show you how to prepare the concrete floor in a garage for staining by etching and degreasing it, ensuring that it is clea ...more
Watch this video to learn the proper function and use of the HVLP (high volume low pressure) cup gun tool. This is used for staining concrete surfaces to create vibrant colors and intricate designs.
Paul Ryan of the DIY Network shows how to make concrete countertops for the kitchen. Concrete is now available in a wide range of colors and textures. First build forms out of 3/4-inch melamine (a waterproof smooth material for easy casting), according to the blueprints. Use c ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to stain a concrete floor. To start, you will need to prepare your floor by cleaning it vigorously. Remove all dirt from the floor, then use detergent and water to wash, when finished dry with a shop vac. You will have to use a hand brush to scru ...more
Need to match your driveway to your new exterior home paint job? In this video, learn step-by-step how to stain and seal a concrete driveway. Listen up because this method can be used for any exterior concrete surface and can come in handy in the future!
Using acid stains on concrete floors can be cheaper and easier to maintain than laying down tile on your floor. Here, Gaye Goodman shows you how to make acid stains on your concrete floor, a nice, economical way to make beautiful floors. First, you should test on samples of yo ...more
Prefer a clear, hand-rubbed, "antique" finish to the shiny or satin sheen of varnishes? Then you will want to use a tung oil-based topcoat applied over an oil-based stain when you are staining or refinishing your special piece of furniture. Tung oil is an easy-to-use transpar ...more
Staining wood is an exciting and fun step in your refinishing process. Staining brings out and enhances the patterns in the wood grain and it unifies an overall color. At this stage your project piece begins to look more finished. Allow enough time to complete this task from s ...more
You don't have to live with an oil-stained driveway. Get rid of the mess with these stain-busting techniques. This video will show you how to get grease off a concrete driveway. Step 1. Act quickly Using a combination of newspaper, paper towels, and rags, blot as much oil as ...more
Did you spill red wine on a dry clean only item? Spilling red wine on a dry-clean-only item of clothing doesn't have to mean the end of your favorite dress or jacket. Here's how to get a head start on dissolving the stain, before dropping the item at the dry cleaner. Learn how ...more
Pressure washing is the easiest, most effective way to remove grease, oil, dirt and salt that’s been ground into concrete driveways, walkways, and patios. Most of the time, a high-pressure wash is enough to clean concrete. Learn how to clean concrete areas with the use of a pr ...more
If you use vegetable oil a lot in your cooking, you probably know the frustration of having it leap out of the frying pan and onto your shirt, staining it. Watch this video to learn how to get any vegetable oil stain out of clothes.
This video shows you how to clean oil stains from a garage floor using cat litter. Use the cheapest kind you can find and pour it on the stain. Next crush the cat litter into the floor using your feet. For a bigger stain, use more oil and you should let it absorb first. Next u ...more
Oil can absolutely ruin a nice fabric with an unsightly stain. This tutorial video will teach you how to clean up an oil spill on a delicate fabric.
A good stain and varnish can add shine and luster to any piece of wood furniture. Check out these simple steps for staining wood. You will need a painter drop cloth, 2 or 3 1 inch foam brushes, fine grit sandpaper, tack cloth, couple of towels or rags, oil base wood stain and ...more
This is a great video to learn how to acid stain a concrete floor.
After rolling down the hill or sliding into second base, it's time to tackle those grass stains. With summer coming up, this Howcast guide is helpful for moms wanting to get rid of those pesky grass stains. How to remove grass stains: You Will Need * A sponge * Denatured alco ...more
This video describes how to prepare for and execute painting your home. To begin, you should power wash your house to remove any dirt, dust, cobwebs, etc. These would prevent the paint from setting properly, unless it was new wood. If it is new wood, you should put on a beige ...more
Before you start a paint job you will need to prime the surface of the wall. Priming is necessary if the wall is a dark color or stained or bumpy at all. Once you've decided to prime and paint, check out this tutorial for advice on how to go about it. You Will Need • Dropclot ...more
Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, whi ...more
In this video, Deana teaches us how to distress furniture. You will need the furniture you want to distress and then paint over it with green furniture paint in the parts you want to change. Apply the paint thinly and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or until dry. Now apply your ...more
Do you do last minute cramming before you go to the dentist? No, I don't mean reading up on orthodontia in hopes of having an intellectual conversation about crowns with your dentist (how you can talk at all with all those tools in your mouth is beyond me, though dentists alwa ...more
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of dropping greasy strips of bacon onto your pants, you can remedy the oil stain right away with a paper towel and blue Dawn dishwashing soap. After removing your article of clothing, simply wipe up the oil stain as much ...more
In this video, we show you how to add some green to your hair (or any colour for that matter) using chalk. It is simple and won't damage your hair or your clip-in extensions. Video: . What you will need: Soft Pastel Chalk (oil based products will stain your hair) Water (it's ...more
Concrete decor has been popular as of late, and the newest trend is dinnerware. At the London Design Festival last week, designer Vidó Nóri debuted a gorgeous new collection of geometric serving trays and bowls. There's no arguing that they look incredible, but this particular ...more
After Halloween Guide : How to Remove Makeup, Face Paint, Fake Blood & Body Glue from Skin & Clothing
Becoming someone else for Halloween is a lot of fun, but it can take a ton of tools to accomplish. An elaborate costume can require you to slather yourself in all kinds of makeup, paints and glues, and putting it on is only half the work. The real fun starts when the party's o ...more
If your smile is looking less pearly white than usual, rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth every morning before you brush your teeth on a daily basis to brighten them to a whiter spectrum. If the idea of rubbing discarded fruit peels on your teeth does not appeal to ...more
A good cutting board is almost as important as the utensils you use on it. The wrong type can cause your blades to dull faster, and certain materials hold onto juices (and therefore bacteria) from food. You can wash a plastic board with just about anything, but what about wood ...more
In this video from cdrhead we learn how to save money by staining your own concrete floors. First vacuum the floor and under the sheet rock removing as much dirt and dust as you can. Place plastic on all walls and unfinished wood trim. Now use a 4 inch scraper to remove any re ...more
Remove oil stains from fabric. Oil and grease stains in fabric can cause ugly marks. Fortunately, they don't need to be very difficult to get out of your clothes. Oils respond well to most soaps and can often be easily lifted if you catch them in time. First, try dabbing at th ...more
A friendly woman guides us through ways to remove cooking oil stains from clothes. Equipment needed includes washing liquid, a bowl, a toothbrush and laundry detergent. Quick and easy video will help to get rid of those annoying cooking stains. Remove cooking oil stains from c ...more
If you've ever suffered from acne you've probably also suffered from choosing an acne product that actually works. Some cleansers and moisturizers are too drying, others are harsh and stinging, and some feel good on skin but just don't work. But if you've ever stumbled upon te ...more
A butcher block table (or counter) is a solid, wooden table. Originating in butcher shops (hence the name), this has become a popular household item. Butcher block tables and counters are durable and attractive looking. The downside of butcher block is that the wood is so poro ...more
Mike Kraft tells us how to clean a concrete driveway in this video. The driveway can collect a lot of different stains, which can lead to deterioration. Pressure washing is the best way to clean a brick or concrete driveway. You will first need to place detergent onto the driv ...more
This video shows viewers how to use orange peels to remove permanent marker from surfaces. Use a small piece of an orange peel for this. To begin, massage the skin (outer layer) of the orange peel. This will cause the oils in the skin to rise to the surface. Once you have mass ...more
Naturally dyed eggs is the way to go for Easter time. Aside from just using your normal dyes for Easter eggs, add a unique look by just using onion skins. Onion skins will dye your Easter eggs with a cook natural color, great for eating or for decoration. Chef Cari from the F ...more
I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more
Host Meghan Carter visits ACE Concrete in Sun Valley, California to discover the basics about concrete countertops. From selecting a good concrete contractor to preventing cracks and staining, this is what you need to know when considering a concrete countertop.
Pump sprayers are used to apply stains & sealers to decorative concrete surfaces. Watch this video from the Concrete Network to get various tips & techniques on selecting the right sprayer for each type of job.
Has your car recently had a leak and left your garage floor looking stained and grubby? Get your garage or driveway sparkling clean with this video from Danny Lipford. Who knew you could clean with cat litter? Danny shows us how to get oil, petrol or even paint spills off the ...more
Beets are good source of folacin, vitamin C, and potassium. They also taste super delicious when you roast them in the oven. This video tutorial demonstrates a simple way to roast beets in your oven and shows a tasty vinaigrette serving method. An ECO-Friendly way to roast be ...more
In this video, we learn how to remove ink stains from your American Girl doll. If you get ink marks on your doll it's pretty easy to get off with just some Oxy spot treatment clear. The main ingredient in it is Benzyl Peroxide, which is an acne medicine. After you have this, y ...more
Add shimmer and color to your wood furniture with a Deep Red Mahogany Finish. Watch as The Wood Whisper's Marc Spagnuolo shows you how to apply this look to anything wood in your home. First Marc tells you about narrowing down whether or not you have to mask the wood or enhanc ...more
Jezebel's back with another Beauty 101 (1, 2, 3), and this time the issue at hand is body odor. Everybody gets a little stinky from time to time (some more than others), but have no fear- there are solutions. Jezebel readers also address problems such as pit stains, excessive ...more
Use sawdust to draw the stains out of carpet, floormats, etc. It saves energy since you don't have to wash towels and will be thrown away anyway. This is a quick housekeeping trick that leaves your floors clean and does not hurt the environment. Make sure you properly dispose ...more
The experts at Bunning's have come up with a few tips for the consumer to consider when they are next in the market for paving equipment. Find out if the job needs a solid block paver or a thinner grade paver. Preserving the tools once they leave the store is in your hands. La ...more
Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more
Are the furniture pieces in your living space starting to look faded, old and beat up? Gather some milk, vaseline, pecan nuts, lemon juice, olive oil and toothpaste, and you already have a fine assortment of tools to help you restore your wooden, leather, vinyl and glass furni ...more
Beer foam is a wonderful thing. It's what makes the scent of barley and hops waft up into your nostrils and starts your guzzling experience off right. Unless you think of foam as just wasted space that could have been more beer. To each his own. Here's 3 different kinds of he ...more
Noupe has compiled an amazing collection of literally thousands of the highest-in-demand Photoshop tutorials, brushes, patterns, textures, actions and .PSD downloadable files. "Due to this phenomenally vast amount of textures, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt ...more
Sometimes getting a stain on finished leather can mean the end of having a nice garment or piece of furniture, but not always. Remember to use caution when cleaning leather because cleaning it can dramatically change the color of the leather. This video shows you one of the be ...more
Over time, stains can collect in your crockpot. Learn how to properly clean your crockpot and remove stubborn mineral stains and water marks. When cleaning the crockpot, fill it with hot, soapy water once the cooker has cooled. Let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then scrub with ...more
In Asia and the Middle East, paste made from the henna plant has been used for centuries to make beautiful temporary tattoos. Make it at home following these easy steps. You Will Need * Finely sifted henna powder * A plastic bowl and spoon * 2 tbsp. unrefined sugar or honey * ...more
Make your upholstered furniture look like new again by getting out spots and stains. Learn how to remove stains from upholstered furniture with this how to video. You Will Need * Clean, white cloths * Dishwashing liquid * Rubbing alcohol * Baking soda or cornstarch * A vacuum ...more
Make sure your winter wardrobe survives the summer by putting it away properly. Learn how to store your winter clothes. You Will Need: * Acid-free tissue paper * Plastic trash bags, plastic boxes with mesh-type lids, or cardboard boxes * Hangers with clips * A soft cotton clo ...more
What happens when a struggling writer cannot finish the screenplay to her second film? She writes a book. While artist and filmmaker Miranda July was struggling to conceive the script to The Future, the followup to her successful film Me and You and Everyone We Know, she bec ...more
When it comes to household versatility, baking soda is king. Here are just some of the many cleaning uses for baking soda. Cleaning tips: You Will Need: * Baking soda * Water * A sponge * A vacuum * Salt * White vinegar * Laundry detergent * A cotton swab * A toothbrush * A b ...more
Their were many pedestrians in the scene as,they seen firefighters struggling with the horrifying disaster and they couldn't do much only continue to stare as bodies continued to drop.. Firefighters arrived at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company Fire minutes after the alarm was ...more