Ty Pennington: Peanut Butter Fixes Scratched CDs
Ty Pennington said his years of experience on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have led to people coming up to him on the street asking for design advice. He has tips on how to handle annoying household problems, using common items you probably already have around the house.
Audience member Mary Kay joined Ty Pennington to learn how to handle some of these everyday problems.
The Revolution: How To Fix Scratched DVDs
Scratched DVDs and CDs are a common problem these days, but something in your kitchen can help them play correctly once again. Ty Pennington quizzed the audience about what that magic ingredient is. The answer is not oil & vinegar, strawberry jam, orange juice, or celery sticks.
Mary Kay correctly guessed that Creamy Peanut Butter will fix scratched DVDs. The oil and stickiness gets into the grooves and scratches. Using a T-shirt or soft rag, start from the center and lightly brush the peanut butter toward the outer edge. But be careful, because Crunchy Peanut Butter will cause more scratches.
Ty Pennington: How To Remove Sticky Price Tag Residue
If you’ve ever peeled the price tag off of a household item, you have probably been left with sticky residue on the packaging. It’s annoying, but there is an easy fix. Dip a small rag in Baby Oil and rub it on the sticky surface. The oil will break down the residue, and you can peel it off. Pure Citrus Oil will also give you similar results.
The Revolution: Potato & Baking Soda Rust Remedy
Those well-worn cookie sheets and pans get rusty over time. But two items you probably already have in your house can reverse that rust. Baking Soda and a Raw Potato can help you do the trick.
Cut a Raw Potato in half, dip it in water, and then dip it in Baking Soda. Rub the baking soda-dipped potato on the rusty surface, and the rust will start to come off. This will even work on tarnished silver.