Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from Glasses?When the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.
Replacing the Window Screen in a Popup Camper?A damaged window screen in your pop-up camper may prove a challenge to repair. This page contains some useful tips for repairing or replacing camper screens. This is a page about replacing the window screen in a popup camper.
Tinting Eyeglasses at Home?Some people try to tint their own eyeglasses at home to save money at the optometrist. However, this can cause eye damage as the dyed glasses will not protect your eyes from the sun.
Finding Replacement Parts for Jars and Canisters?It can be difficult to find the right sized gasket or closure for an older glass container or cookie jar. Here are tips for ordering a replacement for a vintage or family treasure.
Repairing a Spray Bottle?This is a page about repairing a spray bottle. Many home cleaning and other products come in convenient spray bottles. Occasionally these sprayers can become clogged or stop working properly.
Separating Dishes that are Stuck TogetherThis is a page about separating dishes that are stuck together. Lids can become stuck to pots and dishes in the sink, such as two glass bowls, can stick one inside the other. This is a frustrating situation and seemingly difficult to resolve.
Repairing Scratched EyeglassesScratched eyeglasses are a real nuisance and make it hard to wear the glasses you need. Repairing the scratch will help you see better and your glasses will look nicer also. This is a page about repairing scratched eyeglasses.
Removing a Stuck Recessed Lightbulb?Lightbulbs can get stuck in the socket, if it is a recessed lightbulb that can make it even more difficult to remove. This is a page about removing a stuck recessed lightbulb.
Repairing Scratches on Polycarbonate LensesIt is frustrating when you find scratches on your lenses. Learn how to fix scratches on glasses with these DIY eyeglass scratch repair tips.
Removing the Tint from Prescription SunglassesThis page is about removing the tint from prescription sunglasses. Sometimes the tint color of your glasses is not the way you want it.
Repairing a Hoover Carpet Cleaner?This is a page about repairing a Hoover carpet cleaner. If you are handy and have a bit of patience, you may be able to make the needed repairs to your carpet cleaner.
Separating Pots That Are Stuck TogetherThere is nothing more frustrating than trying to separate pots that are stuck together before being able to cook. Check out these tips and tricks for Separating Pots That Are Stuck Together.
Removing a Lid Stuck on a PanThis is a page about removing a lid stuck on a pan. Sometimes a vacuum will be created inside your covered pot. If this happens you may be unable to remove the lid.
Unsticking Glass DishesThis is a page about unsticking glass dishes. It can be frustrating trying to get glass dishes apart without breaking them.
Repairing Purse Straps?Purse straps are definitely the part of the purse that gets the most stress so are more likely to need repairing. This is a page about repairing purse straps.
Repairing Thermal Backing on CurtainsThis is a page about repairing thermal backing on curtains. Over time, the sun can destroy the thermal backing on curtains. Repairing the backing can extend the life of the curtains.
Repairing an Air MattressThis is a page about repairing an air mattress. Air mattresses are a convenient extra bed for guests or for use when camping, but they do sometimes spring a leak.
How to Repair the Backing on a Throw Rug?Over time and after repeated washings the backing on throw rugs can dry out and even begin to crumble. Often the face of the rug is still in good shape. This is a page about how to repair the backing on a throw rug.
Restoring a Childhood Blanket?Restoring a beloved childhood blanket is an important project. If you do not want to cut it apart and remake it anew, consider backing it with a piece of fabric and sewing the two pieces together to reinforce the childhood memory item. This is a page about restoring a childhood blanket.
Scratch Resistant Coating is Peeling Off LensesWhen peeling eye glass lens coating makes it hard to see you may want to remove it. This is a page about scratch resistant coating is peeling off lenses.
Painting Over ChromeThis page is about painting over chrome. When you want to paint instead of polishing this metal surface, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Fixing a Chalkboard That Can't Be Written On?This is a page about fixing a chalkboard that can't be written on. If you find that you can no longer write on your chalkboard, you can try cleaning it with Dawn. Here are some other tips to help recondition your chalkboard.
How to Patch Tears in Rubber GlovesHaving your dish gloves fill with water defeats the purpose of using them. The next time you find a hole in your dish gloves, try patching them before deciding to throw them out.
Gold Post Earrings Turned Red?My gold post earrings have turned red. Why?
Removing Condensation from Inside a Watch?This is a page about removing condensation from inside a watch. Condensation can build up inside a watch that is exposed to water or extreme humidity.
Repairing a Soap DispenserIf your soap dispenser breaks try and fix it instead of buying a new one. This is a page about repairing soap dispensers.
Removing a Jammed Glass Decanter Stopper?My heirloom spherical crystal decanter, with some whiskey in it, has the crystal stopper so firmly jammed that it has been unopened for 20 years. I have tried heat, cold, liquid wrench, etc., to no avail. Even glassware experts decline to try.
Separating Plastic Drinking CupsThis is a page about separating plastic drinking cups. When plastic cups are stacked one inside of the other they sometimes get stuck together.
Repairing Hinges on Pop Up Camper?The hinges on pop up campers get a lot of use. Over time you may need to repair or replace them. This is a page about repairing hinges on pop up camper.
Changing the Color of Eyeglass FramesWhen you want a different look for your glasses, you can carefully paint your frames with finger nail polish or permanent markers. This is a page about changing the color of eyeglass frames.
Removing a Photo Stuck to GlassThis page is about removing a photo stuck to glass. It is a challenge to remove a photo without ruining it from glass when it is old or has gotten wet.
Fixing Nail Polish Remover Stains on LeatherNail polish remover does a great job of removing polish, but if used or spilled on leather it can damage the dye. This is a page about fixing nail polish remover stains on leather.
Repairing a Worn BlanketDepending on the extent of the wear there are a few things you can try to repair a worn blanket. If the damage is small, try darning or patching. If it is more extensive, you might consider affixing the worn blanket to a backing fabric and even stitching around the holes for added strength. This is a page about repairing a worn blanket.
Fixing Tupperware Lids That No Longer FitHeat and weight may be able to help you reshape your Tupperware lids. This is a page about fixing Tupperware lids that no longer fit.
Buy Thrift Watch for Replacement BandDo you have watches you just don';t have the heart to throw away even though the strap is broken? Purchasing watch bands or straps can be a bit pricey these days. I have a seasonal watch that I like a lot for the summer. The band finally came apart, I wore it so much.
Repairing a Cracked MirrorThis is a page about repairing a cracked mirror. Mirrors can be expensive or difficult to replace if they get cracked. This is a page about repairing a cracked mirror.
Shrinking Leather?This is a page about shrinking leather. Whether you are trying to shrink a too big pair of shoes or something else made of leather, it can be confusing trying to find the best method.
Repairing A Perfume Spray NozzleOccasionally the spray nozzle on your perfume bottle gets clogged or simply stuck. This is a page about repairing a perfume spray nozzle.
Finding Replacement Percolator Parts?This page is about finding replacement percolator parts. A type of boiler coffee maker, whether plug-in or stovetop, needs to have an inner stem and basket.
Reattaching a Pot Lid Handle?I have a pot lid made of fairly thin stainless steel. This morning while washing the lid, its handle popped off. It appears to have had two simple spot welds holding the handle to the lid.
Electric Blanket Error Codes?This is a page about electric blanket error codes. An electric blanket is an easy way to stay warm during the winter months. If your blanket is not working, checking the error code can help you troubleshoot the problem.
Repairing a Popup CamperThis is a page about repairing a popup camper. In order to be able to use a compact camper trailer, it must be able to lift up easily, and keep the rain out.
Removing an Indentation From LeatherThis is a page about removing an indentation from leather. Indentations in a leather purse, shoe, or even a car seat can be unsightly.
Keeping a Piano in TuneKeeping your piano in tune is the best way to ensure you can enjoying playing it whenever you like. This is a page about keeping a piano in tune.
Removing a Broken Key from Lock on a Fire Sentry Box?The key has broken off in the lock of my Fire Sentry box. It broke right at the opening of the lock, so nothing sticks out. The key is a light-weight, just a little bigger than a typical jewelry box key. Help?
Repairing Wind ChimesWind and sun can wreak havoc on your wind chimes. This is a page about repairing wind chimes.
Lubricating a Zipper with Candle WaxSometimes a stuck or hard to close zipper can be fixed by rubbing it with candle wax. This is a page about lubricating a zipper with candle wax.
Glasses With a Broken Bridge?The bridge of my glasses is broken near right lens and nothing seems to hold it together. Is the situation hopeless?
Removing Paper Stuck to a PhotoPhotographs save our precious moments and memories. This page is about how to save a photograph that has paper stuck to it.
Separating Stuck Together Pages?I stored some crafting books in my storage barn in a box for a couple of years because I didn't have room for them in my home and wasn't ready to part with them.
How Can I Repair the Worn Bottoms on My Trash Cans?My curbside trash cans have the bottoms almost all gone from rubbing along the drive way on trash days. How can I replace the worn bottom on my non metal cans? I thought maybe shower pan vinyl or rubber car mats?
How to Remove Pictures Stuck to FramesPhotos stuck to the glass in their frames can be difficult to remove. If they are not prints from a printer you can try soaking the glass and photo in warm water. This is a page about how to remove pictures stuck to frames.
Glass Stuck to an Oil Painting?I have an oil painting that is about 50 years old. It was framed and covered with glass. The glass has stuck to the painting. What can I do to save the painting? It is so pretty that I hate to have to toss, after finding it at a sale.
Children's Book Binding Repair?Well loved books often show signs of use such as loose pages or damage to the binding, particularly at the hinge. There are special tapes that can be used as well as some popular glues. This is a page about children's book binding repair.
Heating Pad Error Code?My CVS heating pad has a code EE on it. How do I fix it?
Can Corningware Dish be Repaired?What kind glue do I use to repair a broken Corningware casserole dish?
Fixing a Hydro-Sil HeaterThis page is about fixing a Hydro-Sil heater. Getting your heater fixed or finding a repair person for these reduced energy consuming heaters can be a challenge.
Acetone Made My Eyeglasses Cloudy?Acetone can destroy the coating on eyeglasses. If you accidentally get some on your lenses you will need to take them to a shop to see if the damaged coating can be removed and a new coating applied. This is a page about acetone made my eyeglasses cloudy.
Making Static Clings Stick Again?I bought some static decorations, the type that are supposed to stick to just about any glass surface and then peel off when you're done with them. Well, my two Santa stick-ons don't stick. Anyone know something I can do to make some staticy or something so that I can hang them?
Fixing Pin Hole In Cake Pan?I've got an aluminum cake pan with a pin hole on the bottom. Any suggestions as to how to fix it?
Brand New Bestway Bed Will Not Stay Inflated?Just bought a Bestway Air mattress with a built in pump. It's brand new. It will not stay inflated! (And their instruction manual is pictures. I hate picture instruction manuals.)
How Do You Fix an Electric Blanket That Displays 'E'?I have a kingdom electric blanket. The error code says 'E'. I've unplugged it & waited for 8 hours at least but still says 'E'.
Restoring Finish On Pyrex?I collect old Pyrex bowls and bakeware, the kind that are colored on the outside. Some are faded from being put in the dishwasher. Can anyone tell me how to restore the shine?
Repairing a 1985 Coleman Sun Valley?Hello! We just bought this trailer and was able to open and close before leaving the sellers property. I have NO idea what happened but it is now stuck in an UP position. The crank will not turn.
Fixing an Aerosol Spray Can?Hi! I just wondered if there's an easy fix for this problem. I've thrown away countless spray cans, usually because they don't spray. The product just dribbles or squirts out. Thanks in advance!
Repairing the Corners on a Clear Plastic Purse?I must have a clear purse to carry my diabetic supplies at work. The problem? After a while, the corners develop holes which are small enough to not really matter, but they scratch my skin and hurt. Is there anyone out there that knows how I can fix that myself?
Use Broken Canopy for PartsWe lost our shade structure during an unusually stormy and windy soccer game one fall. My brother had purchased the same structure and broke his frame in a similar manner. Instead of throwing them out, we took apart the broken leg and replaced it from one of the good ones from my brother's frame.
Preventing Broken Eye Glass ChainsI have wider than usual eye glass temples. Stretching the little rubber tips that go over the temples often makes them break. While I only spend $1 on them, I still have to replace them when they break.
How to Replace a Clock MovementBattery operated clocks can slow down or even stop working entirely. Save a favorite clock by easily replacing the movement and hands for accurate timekeeping for years to come.
Armour Etch Left Film on Glasses?Armour Etch can be helpful when removing reflective coating from plastic eye glass lens, but can leave a film and even scratch glass lenses.
Replacing a Jump Ring on JewelryDon't throw out your broken jewelry. It is easy to replace a broken jump ring. Let us show you how.
Repairing a Lopsided Luggage WheelRepair a damaged luggage wheel with Plast-aid, it will help fill in broken areas on the rolling surface of your suitcase wheels. Learn how to make this repair below.
Repairing a Serta Foot Warmer?How do I take the plug apart to check the connections?
Repairing a Comforter?So I bought a beautiful comforter online from Target. I didn't notice right away that it isn't sewn together at all. The fill is flat and moves around whenever you move it. The top and bottom don't have any stitching holding the fill in place. I feel like I can fix it, but can't seem to find any techniques online to do this!
How Long To Soak Tiki Torch Wicks?If you want to replace the wicks in your outdoor tiki torches, it's easy to do yourself. Just soak the wicks for 30 minutes and they should be ready to use. Check out more advice below.
Repairing JewelrySometimes repairing a piece of jewelry is easy enough to do with tools you might have a round the home. However, detailed work should be taken to jeweler to be repaired properly.
Repairing a Denison Gramophone?I need advice on how the speed control arm end (with leather pad) is connected to adjust speed. My Dension seems to be dangling in thin air and not connected to a mechanism to control spin speed.
Coleman Camper Not Cranking Up Completely?I have a 2003 Coleman Santa Fe pop up. It cranks manually. I have never had a problem with it. This season when I cranked it up it seems it is not up enough. It is about an inch and a half short; the door only fits if I lift it up a little. Any ideas on what's wrong and how to fix?
Repairing the Leg on a Horse Figurine?My horse's leg is broken in one place, but it is still attached. I was seeing how much it is going to cost to get it fixed if it can. Can you please let me know if it can? I had gotten it as a gift from my mom who had passed away. I love it so much that I don't want to throw it out.
Fixing Up a Worn-Out Leather HandbagIf you have a beloved leather handbag that has worn-out parts, it's often possible to fix or refurbish them for more years of use. Look for leather bags with minor problems at thrift stores and garage sales.
Reviving An Outdoor PlanterTurn trash into treasure with a bit of paint and elbow grease. Adding bright color to an old metal plant stand can give your garden an extra pop. This is a page about reviving an old outdoor planter.
Repairing Kitchen Tongs?I have a kitchen tong that is very hard to spread. How do I "unstick" it?
Repairing a Carnival Glass Dish?I broke a carnival glass dish. How do I repair it?
Air Conditioner Making Travel Trailer Roof Bow?A rooftop RV air conditioner can cause bowing due to water leakage and weight. To repair this damage you will need to dry out the roof if needed, and reinforce it to withstand the unit's weight. This is a page about solutions for an air conditioner making a travel trailer's roof bow.
Can Movie Theater Speakers Loosen Light Bulbs?I work in a movie theater and some lights go out due to the vibration of the speakers. The light bulbs are never out. I think it's just the vibration of the speakers causing the bulbs to become loose. Is there a way to troubleshoot this? Or just a common problem in a movie theater?
Repairing an AMI Model 800 Jukebox?I have an AMI model 800 jukebox that needs repair. It hasn't worked in quite a few years. What is a good process to follow?
Replacing a Bed Rail on a Jayco Popup Camper?I have a bent bed rail on a 2016 Jayco popup. I am told to just push in a pin and it slides right out. I can not find this pin. While pushing it in to close it down we found a white plastic slide section on the ground. Any idea how to pull the bed out and replace it?
Percolator Handle Dried Out and Gray Looking?I have an old stainless steel percolator. I know how to clean it except how to restore the look of the handle; it ashy looking. I would like to restore it to black, it looks dried out.
Saving a Vellux Blanket That Is Disintegrating?So I have this amazingly soft blanket that I sleep with every night, and I've had this type of blanket since I was extremely young. My first one I had had since I was a very young toddler up until I was maybe 19 or so. I got rid of it was because it had practically completely disintegrated. Now so is this one.
Separating Photos Glued Together?I have 2 very, very old pictures I can't replace. My daughter thought she was helping by gluing the small picture onto the bigger picture. How can I get them apart without damaging either? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
RV Door Rubber Stained by Silicone Spray?I sprayed silicone into the friction hinge on my RV. The overspray got on the rubber around the outside of the door. It stained it white. Any ideas on how to get it back to black?
Repairing a Dutchman Pop Up Camper Refrigerator?I have a 1996 Dutchman pop up and the refrigerator is not working in the 120v mode. It has worked fine over the last few years with no issues.
Repairing Lava Rock Jewelry?Repairing cracks in stone jewelry can be difficult. The solution will depend on the type of stone, porosity, and color. Here are a couple of ideas for repairing lava rock jewelry.
Repairing a NEC Dterm 80 Phone?I have lines on my phone blinking along with the feature button. I have 4 NEC Dterm 80 phones in my restaurant, and these defaults are causing 3 of the phones to not ring. I don't know what happened, it started a day ago. What do I do to repair them?
Attaching the Arm on a Porcelain Doll?This is a page about attaching the arm on a porcelain doll. If you have a doll that has a tie-on style arm that has come off, here are some suggestions for reattaching it. Remember that if the doll is valuable, you might want to consider having it fixed professionally.
Restoring a Steamer TrunkMany early immigrants moved their precious belongings in these big trunks. You can fix them up and use them in a variety of ways. This is a page about restoring a steamer trunk.
Duraflame Infrared Heater Not Working?When a heater stops working there is more than likely a short somewhere. This is a page about duraflame infrared heater not working.
Sleep Philosophy Electric Blanket Not Working?This is a page about a Sleep Philosophy electric blanket not working. Often when your electric blanket is not working properly it is the controller that is the issue. Determining the cause can be difficult. You may need to begin by replacing the controller.
Removing a Breathe Right Strip from a Blanket?A Breathe Right nasal strip is stuck to a fuzzy blanket. How do I get it off?
Removing a Picture from Broken Tempered Glass?How do I remove a picture from broken tempered glass? The picture is stuck on the glass. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Top Not Staying Up on a Pop Up Camper?This is a page about top not staying up on a pop up camper. Repairing a pop up camper that will not stay open will require first determining exactly what mechanism is malfunctioning or broken.
Repairing an Old Cotton Banner?I have found an old fabric banner that I would like to spruce up. It is a cotton fabric background with cotton letters glued on. Any ideas on how I can spruce this up without redoing the whole banner?
Replacing Your Watch BatteryI always took my watches to the jeweler to have them replace the battery, at a cost of $8-$15. I saw watch batteries for the first time at Dollar Tree, and decided that I would try to replace them myself. Dollar Tree sold them 4 to a pack, which ends up being 25 cents to fix a watch.
Separating Stuck Pots and PansThis is foolproof technique.
Repairing Elastic BraceletsWhen the elastic in a bracelet stretches, most think it's a lost cause. Many get tossed or recycled into other things (my personal fav'). But if you love the work and want to save it, it's super easy.
Refreshing a Cutting Mat?Cutting mats develop scratches and rough spots over time as they are used. Refreshing a cutting mat surface may be possible with some light sanding.
Repairing Scratched CDs and DVDsSometimes it is possible to repair scratched media disks. There are kits and even some household products that consumers have used with varying success. This is a page about repairing scratched CDs and DVDs.
How to Replace a Clock MovementIf you have a favorite clock that has stopped working, it's relatively simple to purchase a new movement as a replacement. Learn the technique with help from this step by step video.
How to Fix Any GrillI created this video blog on how to fix a BBQ grill. I found this grill on the side of the road and it looked nice enough to be fixed. I use it for camping now.
Cleaning Anti Glare Off Glasses?How do I clean anti-glare coating off eyeglasses?
Heating Pad Code EE?My CVS heating pad has a code EE on it. How do I fix it?
My Bed Won't Turn On To Inflate?Why won't my inflater turn on. Everything is plugged in correctly
Repairing Air Mattress Seal?My electric air mattress was in the box for a year. It inflated with no issue. About 15 minutes later, air began leaking around where the plastic pieces attached to the fabric of the mattress. Is it possible to restore the seal where the fabric attaches to the hardware? If so, what would I use. Thank you.
Canvas on Pop-up Camper?Mice ate through the canvas and screens of my 1993 Pop-up camper. Big holes! How can I fix or where can I get canvas to replace it. It's not just one spot. Thanks for any suggestions!
Repairing a 1985 Coleman Sun Valley?Hello! We just bought this trailer and was able to open and close before leaving the sellers property. I have NO idea what happened but it is now stuck in an UP position. The crank will not turn.