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My Houzz: When Memories of Home Are of Paint and Linseed Oil
"linseed oil is the smell of home.”... Linseed Oil". My memories are of paint, turpentine, mineral spirits, fabric, needles... spirits, oil paints, turpentine. My father was an artist, who also built furniture and... dark gray oil paint by Benjamin Moore.Runner: Serena & Lily The dining room table..."
What to Know Before You Buy Teak Outdoor Furniture
Learn about finishes, weathering, care and that age-old oil debate to get the teak furnishings that suit you best
"age-old oil debate to get the teak furnishings that suit you best... rubber and oils serves as Mother Nature’s weatherproofing, protecting against water, rot... time of oiling that became trapped beneath the oiled surface, or (b) too much oil was... so much oil that any hard finish might be an issue. I've oiled my bench and a eucalyptus... chip. Use oil and beeswax only, maybe cooked linseed oil. Or pick another wood species..."
12 Cleaning Projects That Go a Little Deeper — Naturally
Eucalyptus oil for germy door handles. Baking soda for oven grime. Here are nontoxic solutions for often-overlooked cleaning jobs
"yptus oil for germy door handles. Baking soda for oven grime. Here are nontoxic solutions... synthetic "oils" and can be harmful. I trust Young Living Essential Oils only, because... family of oils and each oil has certain specific targets, use and dosage too. One drop... Essential Oils, but I would never allow "scam oils" as you called them to touch my skin... Essential oils - orange oil straight up strips varnish. You definitely do have to be..."
Lanterns of the Past Find a Home in the Present
"Oil and kerosene lamps are showing up as nostalgic nods to an electricity-free past... Back then oil and kerosene lamps and lanterns (typically a lantern has a handle and a... Our oil lamp is not for decoration, but part of our hurricane emergency essentials... find lamp oil! I picked one up at a yard sale recently. It didn't cost much, adds to... miniature oil lamps, my favorite! They were used as bedside night lights or even courting..."
Clean-Burning Woodstoves Ignite a Greener Heating Trend
No need to rely on oil or gas to heat your home — new woodstove designs burn cleanly and are beautiful to boot
"rely on oil or gas to heat your home — new woodstove designs burn cleanly and are beautiful... (wood), not oil or gas. Both are extremely efficient in their "fuel" consumption. cat... used an oil fueled furnace.We added a wood stove to the living room and more recently... start the oil burner if we get lazy and let the fire go out. But there is nothing like... chain is oiled, plus the manufacturing of the saw in the first place. Lets not forget..."
Cool Tip: Mimic Stain With a DIY Color Wash
"of an oil-based stain without all the bother, using this easy wash made with paint... applying an oil-based stain is a chore. First there are the fumes, which require a wel... recommend oil glazes for the graining, but the techniques described in the original article... coat of oil-based satin polyurethane diluted with equal parts mineral spirits. Sand... with the oil. If you want it darker, use the glazing techniques described above, but..."
Rocky Mountain Gardener's February Checklist
Get smart with your seeds, strike with oil to manage pests and practice proficient pruning — your trees and shrubs will thank you
"strike with oil to manage pests and practice proficient pruning — your trees and shrubs... Horticultural oil is a refined petroleum product — mineral oil. It's low risk for humans... dormant oil spray on trees and shrubs to smother and kill the larvae or eggs of insect... horticultural oils, so read and follow the manufacturer's label. Don't apply dormant oil..."
Urns Hold Huge Potential for Garden Decorating
Classic urns have uses far beyond holding olive oil and flowers. See how to use them as unexpected sculpture and more in the landscape
Graceful Decorations for Traditional Dining Room Walls
Let the elegant artistry of oil paintings, classic prints and wallpaper enhance your dining room — and your entire dining experience
"artistry of oil paintings, classic prints and wallpaper enhance your dining room — and... beautiful oil with sconces frames the art and adds light to the room. Because the dining... past just oil paintings. Groupings of botanical prints or photos add character and p..."
Guest Picks: Holiday Gifts for the Hosts
Think outside the bottle of wine with host gifts like flavored oils, clever espresso cups and tequila 'glasses' made of salt
Houzz Products: How to Create a Classic Look for the Bath
Try one of these 4 enduring styles with white Carrara marble, oil-rubbed bronze, ocean motifs or modern curves
Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Give bacteria the boot and say sayonara to stains with this long-lasting material that's a great choice for kitchen and bath countertops
"Natural oils will show up but if you oil your countertop with mineral oil that won't... Mineral oil evens out any marks. Clearly ifs real oil makes it darker then oil will... use. Oil will make it darker but that's why you oil it. We bought and installed... problem. I oil them about every other month. After oiling I wipe them down with a dry... needs re-oiled. The manufacturer says keep an oiled rag under the sink for touch-ups--that..."
Soapstone Counters: A Love Story
Love means accepting — maybe even celebrating — imperfections. See if soapstone’s assets and imperfections will work for you
"the oil in a closed baggie under the sink. I use this to oil the counters. What I... let the oil seep in when you do oil it? Very timely article as we are about to remodel... if it's oiled. Can't put down a newspaper on the island when it's oiled. Can't spill... additional oiling. It also is less oily than when you use oil, barely slick at all.... sanding and oiling can't fix. I also have opted to wax my countertops rather than oil them..."
Common Household Cleansers for Leather Upholstery
Clean and condition your leather sofa, chairs, handbags and more with ingredients already in your cabinets
"special oil that is food safe and not vegitable based. Vegetable based oils are said... vegetable oil like olive oil can be rubbed into leather without having a spoilage problem... mineral oil was the only oil that didn't turn rancid, and it should be the only oil... mineral oil would work as opposed to olive oil. my friend spilled nail polish on my... excess oils from your face, but ingredients like olive oil and vinegar, or other..."
What to Know Before Refinishing Your Floors
Learn costs and other important details about renewing a hardwood floor — and the one mistake you should avoid
"which I oiled with tung oil after staining (it is, after all, pine) "walnut." After... to tung oil, and I put up a 2x12 floating shelf which I also oiled. It has to be repeated... hardwax oil which is 100% natural and VOC-free. The oil offers a modern, matte finish... Linseed oil was the original binder in oil based paint .. lots of finishes use linseed... linseed oil mixed with other oils and waxes ,,, and then thinning them with numerous..."