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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Color on the brain? Maybe chocolate too?

To the thrill of many, now M&M’s candy will be offered (for a limited time) with the colors that were runner up when choosing the new color of the ever popular M&M candies. PINK, PURPLE, & AQUA colored candies will join a few old favorites, and will be available through the New Year…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/limited-edition-mm_n_2277302.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

~mg

Scuffs, chips, and nicks – quick fixes to get your home ready for guests

December 12th, 2012 |  Author: ColorGuild

How is it that scuffs, chips and nicks can stay hidden, completely invisible to the naked eye, until you decide to have guests over? As soon as the RSVP’s start showing up so do all of those imperfections; the scratch on the coffee table, the nick in the banister, all of those scuffs on the kitchen floor. If you’re looking to take care of these tiny little eyesores before holiday guests arrive, here are some quick fixes that will leave your home scuff, chip and nick free!

 

Cleaning scuffs off of linoleum floors

Wash away scuff marks by rubbing them with a sponge or soft brush (nothing abrasive) and a solution of dishwashing detergent and water. You can also rub a pencil eraser over scuff marks to make them disappear.

 

Removing scratches from wooden surfaces

For scratches that have penetrated beyond the finish, try rubbing a pecan or walnut gently across the surface of the scratch. You’ll fill the wood naturally, quickly and cleanly – and the natural oils in the nut will ensure that it lasts.

 

Make water rings disappear

White rings, caused when water vapor penetrates into a finish, can be removed by wiping them gently with a cloth barely dampened with denatured alcohol. Go light on the denatured alcohol though, too much can actually dull the finish on your wooden surface.

 

Unstick that sticky drawer

Drawers that stick can often be remedied with wax. Rub an old candle along the runners and the guides inside the table or cabinet.

 

 

 

~This post inspired/contributed by ColorGuild. ColorGuild, the global paint and color authority, is a member based organization serves as a definitive resource on color and coatings.  As a member of ColorGuild, we welcome their contributions and appreciate their opinions.

 

 

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

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From jackets to gems, pillows to drapes… will you throw a splash of EMERALD into your year?

 

~mg