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Is your kid a wanna-be Picasso? Are you? If paint projects are popular in your house, you can put those paintbrushes to work between masterpieces, too! Give them a quick boil to clean them, and then put them to good use:
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Clean Windowsills. When your air conditioner or furnace is working on full-blast, it’s sending more than just air around your house. Dust particles fly around and settle in corners and nooks like your windowsills. To keep the hard-to-reach parts of your sills dust-free, use a paintbrush with a long handle. Think of it like your magic wand – you’re Expelliarmus-ing allergy and sinus problems caused by dust!
Apply Stain Remover. The most delicious things in life are messy – barbeque, honey and fondue, to name a few. That’s what washing machines are for! If mustard shot out of your hot dog and onto your shirt during lunch the other day, liberally apply stain remover to the stain with a paintbrush. You’ll be able to hone in on the problem area and keep the liquid mess to a minimum. Once your stain-remover has set, run your garment through the longest cold cycle you can (using hot water will only set the stain).
Dust Light Fixtures. They may be beautiful, but delicate light fixtures are a pain in the you-know-what to clean. So they usually get passed over on the old cleaning checklist. Good news! You can easily clean your dust-covered light fixture with a paintbrush. The smaller the brush, the more detailed you can be when cleaning your light fixture. Be afraid, nook- and cranny-dust. Be very afraid.
Spread Sauces. What’s a steak without marinade? Make sure you never have to find out by designating a kitchen-only paintbrush. That way, anytime you want to glaze a salmon, marinate a steak or ice cinnamon rolls, you’ll have the perfect tool on hand. Try your new glazing tool on this delicious barbeque baked salmon recipe by Cook Smarts.
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