Today’s Homeowner Radio
5-years ago Kevin painted his cement block basement, and now it’s peeling. He wants to know what he can use to take all the paint off.
A good tool for Kevin to grab is a disc sander. He can grind away at the paint and use a wire wheel brush and a drill to work off the paint.
To keep the blocks protected, Kevin can add an elastomeric coating
After the blocks are cleaned, Kevin can add an elastomeric coating to keep them protected. Behr, and Sherwin Williams provide great elastomeric products. He can also use 100% acrylic paint.
Grayling needs help removing red dirt stains from his new brick home.
A step to consider when building a new home is to create safe walkways for workers so that mud, dirt, or debris doesn’t track through the home or in Graylings case, splash on the walls.
Krud Kutter from Rustoleum as well as an enviro safe oxygen bleach mixture should be able to remove the caked-on mud. If Grayling decides to create his own mixture, he needs to combine oxygen bleach with hot water.
Soaking nearby plants with water first can prevent them from being damaged while using chemicals on the bricks.
Self Isolation and Organizing
We spoke with our friend and organizing professional Kandy Negus about how you can use this time of self-quarantine to get your home back in shape.
Kandy suggests everyone at home who may be looking to finish some lingering project to start a list.
Organizing doesn’t have to mean sifting through a garage or attic. Consider small jobs like rearranging photo albums or the movie shelf.
Wooden skewers used for barbecuing are handy to have around the shop. Use them to puncture the foil seals in tubes of caulk, sealant, and adhesives.
Best New Products
Many of you are in the middle of spring cleaning and one chore around the house that you should definitely consider tackling is unclogging those slow draining kitchen or bathroom sinks. There are a lot of cleaners out there that boast how powerful they are, but what we often see is how powerful their chemical smell is! That’s not a problem with Green Gobblers Drain Clog Dissolver!