How To ReCaulk Your Shower

Every now and then the shower in the bathroom is going to need some fixing up and taking care of . There are many projects in which a person can do at home to fix up their bathroom especially the shower. Since the shower gets used so often the caulk can start to fall or grow mold. There is an easy way to re caulk the shower without having to call in a professional.

Why Should the Shower be Re-caulked

There are many reasons why the bathroom especially the shower will need to be re caulked every so often. If the shower is not taken care of:

  • Mold can grow
  • Mildew can build up
  • Germs and other forms of bacteria can get trapped in the joins
  • The caulk can become stained and unattractive looking


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How to paint tall ceilings in your home

Painting tall ceilings in a home can be daunting, this is true especially for new homeowners. Proper preparation of the painting area, using the right tools for the job will increase your safety and the results you want.

What to do first- Preparation stage.

  1. Dust your ceiling and the walls of the stairwell if it is a stairwell you’re painting before you paint. This way dust and cobwebs won’t mess up your brush or roller. The best way of doing this is to use a telescopic cleaning pole fitted with a duster that’s either made from lambswool or a synthetic material. Dust the corners and the ceiling.
  2. Remove any furnishings from your room, especially the heavy ones. If you can’t then move them to the middle and cover them with dustsheets to stop drops of paint from damaging them.
  3. Wash down the surface with a suitable soap or detergent to clean up any more dust.
  4. Cover the loose floor with dustsheets.
  5. Remove the curtains.
  6. Inspect the ceiling for cracks. Use a filler to repair them. Take your time with the filler, the better your surface, the better your end result.
  7. Any light fittings on the ceiling will slow your work down. You can isolate the power from the main fuse box, and remove the fitting before you start.


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How to Choose the Right Pan for your Kitchen Needs

All you want to do is cook your macaroni and cheese. But now you’re faced with choices in cookware ranging from Teflon-coated to stainless steel to cast iron. You have heard bits and pieces of advice about sweet Grandma’s cast iron. However, your mother swears by her copper-plated stainless steel. Is there some sort of science behind it? The answer is yes. Here are a few details to help you make the wisest choice for your kitchen needs:


You’ve probably heard a lot about this type of pan. Actually, Teflon is simply one brand name for a coating whose scientific name is Polytetrafluoroethylene. This synthetic coating is known for its low reactivity and friction with other materials. That just means it won’t react with your mac-and-cheese, turning it green, and it also doesn’t let food stick. Another plus? Teflon pans are one of the cheapest types that you can buy. On the other hand, Teflon scratches off easily with metal spoons or scouring pads. A little pan with your pancake, anyone? Authorities are also warning customers about toxic fumes that Teflon can emit when it reaches a certain temperature.


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