Rescue My Renovation: Erasing Floor Scratches
John DeSilvia, host of DIY Network’s Rescue My Renovation, demonstrated several easy DIY renovations for problem areas of your home. He first shared how to deal with floor creaking and scratches. For scratches in your floors, John recommended using a walnut.
He said to break the walnut in half to expose the oil. Then rub the halved walnut over the scratch, rubbing the walnut oil into the scratch with your finger. That will erase the scratch for good. When dealing with creaky flooring, John suggested using baby powder. He sprinkled the baby powder over the floor, brushing the powder into the panels with a paint brush, lubricating the floor so it will no longer creak. He said to wipe off the extra powder with a towel and now the creaky floor will be no more.
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To fix a carpet that just will not stay in place, John suggested using an acrylic latex caulk. Flip over your carpet or rug so that it is lying upside down. Then apply lines of the caulk directly to the carpet. Let the caulk dry and harden and it creates a non-slip side of the carpet.
Today Show: How To Clean A Shower Head
John then demonstrated how to easily clean a dirty shower head. He recommended pouring distilled white vinegar into a Ziploc bag then slipping it over the shower head, tying or rubber banding the bag in place. Let the shower head soak for about an hour, then simply remove the bag for a shiny, clean shower head.
Hoda Kotb: How To Fix A Tilting Picture Frame
The last DIY solution John demonstrated was to fix a tilting frame that scratches your walls. John suggested cutting the eraser end off of four pencils and gluing an eraser to each corner of the frame. The eraser acts as a bumper and protects the wall by holding the frame in place, resulting in no scratches on your wall.