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Remove silicone stain from ceiling

I made a mistake and ended up with a very light coat of cured silicone spread in the ceiling. So looking at an angle, this ceiling area is shining. I can't just scrap it off because it very thin and ...
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How to remove dark stains on light-colored granite countertops

There are dark stains on my 2 year old light color granite countertops, even though I applied 2 layers of sealer* when they were brand new. They were purchased directly from a large wholesaler by a ...
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How to safely clean/remove recent mouse urine stain in carpet

I recently dealt with a singular mouse that got into an open door (when roommate/landlord was bringing in groceries) and, in the midst of hunting down the mouse, it urinated on the carpet, leaving a ...
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Rusty marks on bathroom sink top

I have several stains on my bathroom vanity tops that look like rust. I think they have been caused by things being left on sink tops for too long and water leaving marks around these objects. They ...
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How do I safely bleach basement cabinets?

My basement has built-in cabinets and posts that are stained a dark brown and I want to lighten them - ideally something closer to white oak. I researched online and found that a chlorine bleach is ...
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How do I clean this grey stain from my bathtub?

Below is an image of my bathtub, which has this grey stain. I just moved in and it was already there so I don't know what caused it. Is this possible to clean? If it is possible, what do I use? (I ...
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Completely remove nicotine stains and odors from walls?

We're in the process of buying an apartment that was previously occupied by a heavy smoker for 20+ years. This isn't the unit, but the damage is about as bad. I've scoured the internet for examples ...
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Granite stained by Liquid Nails

Obligatory apology: I am only an ambitious DIY'er and feel I can learn to do almost anything on my own, but that only works if I ask the right questions. Apparently I missed one. So yes, I am a doof. ...
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What technique could I use to re-color the doors, moulding, and cabinetry in my house?

Our house is nearly 10 years old, and we are starting to feel that the color scheme adopted by the people that built it is starting to feel outdated. As you can see in the pics, the flooring, doors, ...
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Vomit etching on stone floor

My daughter was sick on the stone (I assume it's marble - that's what it looks like) floor. It was cleaned up right away, but now there is a visible (from the right angle) dull spot on the floor ...
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Should I use Concrete dissolver or Muratic acid to remove splatter?

Concrete splattered all over the siding on my shed while I was mixing a batch for my patio. I have done a light google search and seen there is muriatic acid and some kind of concrete dissolvers. ...
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How to remove over stain from finished woodwork on my stairs

We recently had our wood floors refinished and the floor guys carelessly got the water based stain on my wood casework. The casework is stained and finished with a glossy poly of some kind. I can't ...
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What can be done about a milky residue left on engineered flooring after cleaning?

My wife and I are having major renovations done in our house by a local builder and although he has done a fantastic job with everything up to now, we are not happy with the engineered flooring that ...
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How to clean this oil spill stain from driveway if council cant help?

I am not sure whether this is Engine Oil, Diesel or Transmission Fluid because I was not here when this happened. What i certainly know is that it was a Diesel tractor that caused it. Council won't ...
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Grass feed rust stains on concrete

Applied recently "Scotts® Green MAX™ Lawn Food" to my lawn without knowing that the iron could stain my driveway concrete and ended up with some very ugly rust stains after the rain came down later ...
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Dye laminate which lost its color because of detergent

A bottle of detergent for toilets leaked on my laminate for 3 days. The laminate became filled with it on a small area (less than 10cm²). The floor lost its colors and it slightly tinted in blue (the ...
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Splotches on carpet

Hi, pictured are splotches on my carpet. I have no idea how they got there -- my best guess is that I spilled water at that location one or multiple times and the dirt stuck to the carpet fibers ...
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How can I remove Ink stains from my dryer?

Long story short, I washed some clothes that had ink pens still inside. I throw them in the washer, and now that the clothes are dried, I see inks stains ALL over my dryer. It literally looks like ...
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How to remove crayon off the wall?

I'm doing a project I have to make a spray that erases crayon off the wall without removing the original paint. How do I do that?