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I Should Have Followed My Own Advice

Well I like to think I'm not slower 'n molasses. But sometimes I wonder. Today I wanted to clean up a tiled stool that was painted on its vertical and under surfaces. So I grabbed a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol (to kill anything that could be on it) and sprayed the piece.

Well the paper towel I began to wipe it with got stuck. After fussing a mite and getting it unstuck, I noticed I had paint on my hand and paint on my trousers. Now if I didn't know better, I wouldn't have been quite as upset as I was. But you see, years ago I wrote this article for eHow (now HomeSteady). Vince, you ninny! Take your own advice! But you know I'll probably do it again... SIGH!

How to Get Out Pine Resin

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MegL wrote on November 13, 2017, 2:16 PM

That's a useful tip almost anyplace you live in the world. I have got pine resin on me before now. And when furniture is made from pine, sometimes the sap oozes and you find kids (and me!) picking at it. Thanks for the information.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 15, 2017, 7:53 PM

That is better than getting O'Henry black roof tar on your jeans and hands and arms. I used of all things to remove it, regular unleaded gasoline and I got a rash on my arm for the effort.

VinceSummers wrote on November 15, 2017, 9:29 PM

I'm not sure what the best solvent for that would be. I'd try some different ones on small blobs of the tar to see which works best. My guess would be something like mineral spirits or turpentine.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 17, 2017, 9:06 AM

And they smell lots better than gasoline. I should have bought a can of each and put them in storage for just that purpose. Thanks.

Secre wrote on December 5, 2017, 4:44 AM

I know the feeling. Have Doh! moments quite frequently!!