Remove Paint From Aluminum

How To : Paint aluminum siding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to paint aluminum siding. Steps: 1. Rub siding with cloth to check for powdery paint pigment and mildew. 2. Cover ground and nearby shrubs with drop cloths. 3. Test old siding paint for lead using a lead test kit; if lead is p ...more

How To : Collage and paint aluminum foil

This video demonstrates how to create an artwork using ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. This technique is good for those people who have no inspiration of what to paint but want to be creative. This collage technique is a fun way for beginners to experiment with textu ...more

How To : Steam remove paint

John Leeke demonstrates using steam to remove heavy paint build up from wood surfaces in this five minute video. Steam paint removal softens the paint film so it can be more easily scraped away. It works well with the heavy paint buildup commonly found on the exterior of older ...more

How To : Remove Paint Odor

Prior to painting, pour some vanilla extract into the paint. The vanilla doesn't stain the paint, and the room won't smell like paint fumes. Video: .

How To : Remove Lexan paint from an RC shell

This video is on how to remove Lexan paint from a radio controlled Lexan shell using DOT 3 brake fluid. Other methods for quasi-fresh paint is isopropyl alcohol with a Q-tip for smaller areas. So, if you want to repaint your RC shell, then watch this, because you need to remov ...more

How To : Remove 3M paint protection film

In this how to video, you will learn how to remove 3M paint protection film, also known as a clear bra. This is used for protecting the front of a vehicle. To remove it, you will need to use a heat gun on the film so that it will peel off. This takes a while to remove, so be p ...more

How To : Remove Spray Paint After Your Car Gets Tagged

There are some really talented graffiti artists out there. Some of them are good enough that businesses hire them to paint advertisements, rather than hiring someone to scrub their work off the side of the building. Then there are the taggers who just go around painting their ...more

How To : Remove RC Lexan paint from a model car

To remove the lexan paint, obtain a bottle of brake fluid. Make sure you read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for its harmful effects, and put on a pair of gloves to avoid contact with the hands when applying the brake fluid. To remove a large area of paint, pour a littl ...more

How To : Remove anodize from aluminum and polish it

This next tutorial can be a bit dangerous and requires that you take full precaution when performing this. With that out of the way, in this video, you'll be finding out how to remove the anodize from aluminum and then polish it for a nice clean, sparkling look. It's pretty ea ...more

How To : Remove objects from photos using paint.net

In this video from solvingtime we learn how to remove objects from photos using Paint. To get this program go to to install it. He uses the clone stamp tool to remove things. First he zooms in on the object he wants to remove using the magnifying glass. ...more

How To : Make a pinhole camera

In the age of digital cameras and instant gratification, make the simplest camera ever invented using just a light proof box, a hole, and paper. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to make a pinhole camera. You Will Need * 1 clean, 7 inch tall oatmeal box * Heavy fo ...more

How To : Remove a Car Dent with a Lighter

This instructional video shows how to remove a dent from your car using only a cigarette lighter and some aluminum foil. This quick fix can save a lot of money on expensive auto repairs. Watch this video how-to video and learn how to fix a dinged car with a lighter. Don't Mis ...more

How To : Remove car scratches with super glue

An easy video tutorial on removing scratches on your car. The materials needed are: fresh hidden paint, best to get it under the spare tire, #220 sandpaper, super glue, green wax, aluminum foil, and a hair blower. This will be of great use when those big SUV's scratch your lit ...more

How To : Avoid "Scuffgate" and Other iPhone 5 Problems

Getting a new phone is like getting a pair of new socks—you can't wait to try them on and when you do, they feel totally awesome. Maybe that's just me, but for many customers that have already received their highly anticipated iPhone 5 in the mail, awesome is definitely not th ...more

How To : Chemically strip wood

Wood can be refinished by sanding off the old stain or paint but sanding runs the risk of removing fine details on the wood. Chemical strippers are the best to remove paint, varnish and shellac. Prepare the area on and around the project, strip, scrape and scrub. You might enc ...more

How To : Make a Painted Wooden Bead Necklace

This is a super-fun and easy homemade gift idea, or you can use it to expand your own accessories collection! Supplies you'll need: Newspaper & scrap paper Wooden beads Spray paint & decorative embellishments Floral arranging foam half-sphere Floral wire Aluminum foil Ribbon ...more

How To : Make lean beef lo mein

In this video, Laura teaches us how to make lean beef lo mein. You need: sliced carrots, snow peas, crushed garlic, broccoli, chopped green onions, grated ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, cooked spaghetti and steak strips. In a mixing bowl, add ginger and soy sauce, then soak be ...more

How To : Fix Your Car Dent with a Hair Dryer

If you've ever dinged your car—or worse, a friend's or parent's car—and caused a dent, you know how expensive it can be to fix. A two-second mistake can end up costing hundreds of dollars, but you can save yourself repairs costs and a headache with just a couple of household i ...more

How To : Make a Where the Wild Things Are Halloween costume

Release your inner wild thing with a costume based on the classic children's book. You Will Need * 1½ yards of 72" wide white fleece * Marking chalk * Scissors * Straight pins * A sewing needle and a sewing machine * 1½-inch white polyester thread * ½ yard white Velcro * A tap ...more

How To : Build a samurai katana sword out of cardboard

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've ...more

How To : Strip wallpaper with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to strip wallpaper. Steps: 1 Roll scoring tool over the entire wallpapered area. 2 Mix liquid wallpaper stripper with hot water in a garden sprayer. 3 Use garden sprayer to apply wallpaper stripper to wall. 4 Scrape softened w ...more

How To : Remove the tray from the XBox 360 DVD drive

If you are serious about modding your XBox 360, and painting the console is a part of your plan, then you should paint as many parts as you can to make the coolest overall look. This video will show you how to remove the tray from the disc drive of your XBox 360, allowing you ...more

How To : Use a gas smoker with tips from Lowe's

In this video from Lowe's we learn how to use a gas smoker. This tip comes from Lowe's. You can cook with a smoker anytime of year. He is using a gas smoker. Keep this away from siding. The fire source heats the moist wood chips, which release the smoke that flavors the food. ...more

How To : Make a door alarm using a rat trap

In order to make a door alarm out of a mouse trap, you will need the following materials: a mouse trap, a clamp, 2 screws, caps, a piece of string, scissors, a screw driver, a drill bit, a hex-head screw, an a piece of aluminum from a soda pop can. Drill a hole in the mousetr ...more

How To : Make Slipknot full head masks

No matter what you think of Slipknot's music, you gotta admit they have a cool, horror movie look. This video will walk you through how to make your own Slipknot full head masks. You'll be surprised how simple the process is. Materials needed: An old shirt Masking tape or du ...more

How To : Replace an interior door with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old how to learn how to install an interior door. Steps: 1 Close old door and measure up 12 inches from threshold and mark the door. 2 Pull hinge pins and take down old door. 3 Unscrew the lockset from old door. 4 Lay old door on top of new door; kee ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Make a piece of graphic wall art with Threadbanger

In this video, Meg shows us how to make a piece of graphic wall art with Threadbanger. First, gather stencils in the letters that you want. Then, place them on contact paper and trace them with a permanent marker. After this, cut the letters out and put them on the wall where ...more

How To : Plant a tree with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to plant a tree. Steps: 1. Measure width of tree’s root ball; multiply times three to calculate tree-hole diameter. 2. Mark the tree-hole diameter onto the ground with line-marking spray paint. 3. Use shovel to remove grass fr ...more

How To : Make hand-printed fleece scarves

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. This easy no-sew, no-knit, hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. An ...more

How To : Crush metal with ice water (and air pressure)

Air. It's all around us. Put it to work with this home science how-to, which demonstrates a cool method for crushing aluminum cans with a little bit of ice water and a whole lot of air pressure. To follow along with this experiment at home, you'll need a soda or paint can, a l ...more

How To : Remove soak off gel fingernails

In order to soak off your gel fingernails, you will need to the following supplies: nail files or emery boards, cotton swabs, acetone, aluminum foil, cuticle stick, and cuticle oil. To begin taking off your gel fingernails, begin scraping them with a nail file. This will allo ...more

How To : Make fudge from scratch

In this video, we learn how to make fudge from scratch. First, add 3 3/4 c sugar to a saucepan with 4 oz unsweetened and chopped chocolate, 1.5 c heavy cream, and 1 tsp salt. After this, add in 3 tbsp light corn syrup and stir it all together until it's all combined. Now, put ...more

How To : Spruce up frozen store-bought bread with Betty

We all love homemade bread but sometimes there just is not enough time to start one from scratch. In this clip, Betty will show you how to turn that frozen store bought dough into something just as yummy as home baked with a few simple steps. Follow along and serve delicious b ...more

How To : Repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun

In order to repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun, you will need the following: a stud nail gun, pliers, a grinder, protective gear, and a body hammer. First, you need to remove the paint. Use 100-grit with your grinder to remove the paint. Do not remove any metal. Grin ...more

How To : Make twice baked sweet potatoes

Twice baked potatoes are great but for Thanksgiving why don't you try twice-baked sweet potatoes! Ingredients you will need: 4 plump sweet potatoes Cranberry relish Butter Raisins Salt Walnut pieces Wrap 4 plump sweet potatoes in aluminum foil. Bake your sweet potatoe ...more

How To : Remove stains with strong solvents

In this video Wally Makowsky from Coin Laundry Association shows you how to remove stains with strong solvents. Drop off laundry services use various strong solvents for cleaning stains but Wally Makowsky gives two recommendations. One is Laundry Wetspo which is an excellent g ...more

How To : Apply mime and clown make up

In this video, we learn how to apply mime and clown makeup. To start, outline your face in a mask shape. When you are done with this, apply white paint to the face until it's on thick and you can't see your skin color any longer. If you make mistakes, use a q-tip to clean up, ...more

How To : Make a custom faceplate for your Xbox 360

Looking to make your Xbox your own? Check out this tutorial for details on how to create your own custom designed faceplate and make a statement. You Will Need • The original faceplate • A drop cloth • Two colors of spray paint • A printout of an image • A sheet of acetat ...more

How To : Do pantomime mask makeup for Halloween

Create dramatic mask like look makeup using red, white and black color, inspired by the pantomime. Use toner to remove excess oil/grease from the face. Cover up the entire face with clown white grease paint, set the paint with white eyeshadow. Paint the outline of your face us ...more

How To : Preserve paint brushes

Tim Carter shows some sweet tips on how to keep paint brushes looking like new, how to seal paint can lids and how to get professional results when painting two different colors. To keep the bristles on your paint brush clean while you are painting, dip the paint brush in wat ...more

How To : Use a Clay Bar When Detailing a Car

Using a clay bar will help produce a show-car paint finish. Watch the video for a complete demonstration, and check out the steps below. Wash Car It is very important to wash car before using the clay bar. This will remove dirt to prevent it from scratching the paint surface. ...more

How To : Clean window blinds

Wash your window blinds with a minimum of mess. Howcast presents you with tips on how to effectively clean your window blinds. Blinds can be tricky to clean, so pay attention. You Will Need: * A dust cloth or a vacuum with a brush-head attachment * Towels or a drop cloth * A ...more

How To : Prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's. First, you will need to place a drop cloth on the floor and apply painter's tape to all the outlets and spots you don't want paint to touch. After this, clean off the walls and remove all the dust and ...more

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