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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Repairing Wind ChimesWind and sun can wreak havoc on your wind chimes. This is a page about repairing wind chimes.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Separating Photos That are Stuck TogetherThis page is about separating photos that are stuck together. Moisture can wreak havoc and destroy your photos.
Unsticking Glass DishesThis is a page about unsticking glass dishes. It can be frustrating trying to get glass dishes apart without breaking them.
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 PursesThis is a page about repairing purses. Don't throw out your favorite purse just because it is broken or slightly damaged; try repairing it.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Removing Scratches from Clear Plexiglass?How do I get scratches out of clear plexiglass?
Repairing and Sharpening TweezersSometimes you may need to make minor adjustments or repairs to your tweezers. This is a page about repairing and sharpening tweezers.
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.
Finding a Replacement Canopy for a Garden Treasures Swing?This is a page about replacement canopy frame for garden treasures swing. With the proper measurements you may be able to order a replacement canopy frame.
Repairing a Fisher Price Record Player?Sometimes repairing an old record player is as simple as replacing the needle. This is a page about repairing a Fisher Price record player.
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.
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 Rusted Nut or BoltThis page is about removing a rusted nut or bolt. Rusted metal nuts and bolts can be difficult to jar loose.
Sharpen Electric Shaver BladesBefore you replace those blades on your electric shaver, you can easily resharpen them for a temporary new life. Make a light mixture of Mineral Oil with Toothpaste (not the gel type) and apply to the shaver's screen/blade surface.
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.
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.
Repairing Broken Porcelain Dolls and FigurinesThis is a page about repairing broken porcelain dolls and figurines. It is very sad when treasured porcelain dolls or figurines get chipped or broken. Sometimes if the damage is not too bad they can be fixed.
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?
Repairing a Leather Seam?This is a page about repairing a leather seam. Repairing a leather seam on furniture or other items can seem difficult.
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.
Repairing Scratches on Mirrors?Does car wax work on scratched mirrors?
Sticker Remover Made Plastic Cloudy?I have a clear plastic cover for a jewelry box. It had some stains on the top. I tried to removed them with sticker remover. I totally ruined the finish and now it's all cloudy. Is there anything I can do to save this piece? It can't be replaced.
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?
Fixing Scratches on a Watch Face?A scratched watch face can be quite annoying. Some scratches can be repaired though. This is a page about fixing scratches on watch face.
Repairing Wicker BasketsThis is a page about repairing wicker baskets. Wicker is used to make a wide variety of baskets, including picnic baskets, hampers, and market baskets to name a few. Wear and tear can leave your favorite basket in need of repair.
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.
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.
Pop Up Camper Won't Go All the Way Down?It is sometimes difficult to determine why your camper top is not closing all the way. This is a page about pop up camper won't go all the way down.
Replacing a Mailbox Post?This is a page about replacing a mailbox post. Mailbox posts age and fall or are knocked over by a passing vehicle. Either way they need to then be replaced.
Repairing CeramicsThis is a page about repairing ceramics. Ceramics can be chipped or otherwise broken, rather than throwing it away perhaps it can be repaired.
Use Clear Nail Polish to Secure Loose Screws on GlassesIf your glasses are out of warrantee and a screw becomes loose, one way to hold it in place is to use clear nail polish. This is a page about use clear nail polish to secure loose screws on glasses.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Replacing a Lock on a Steamer Trunk?I have an old steamer trunk and a new lock for it. I need someone to tell me the hardware I need to attach it and how to attach it. The lock I have is a D-3815 lock.
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.
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.
Replacement Controls for a Biddeford Sealy Electric Blanket?Electric blanket controls have a tendency to fail before the blanket does. This a page offers advice about how to find replacement controls for a Biddeford Sealy electric blanket.
Repairing a Canvas Tent?I have a 16' by 32' canvas army tent. Half way down one side it is torn all the way to the top. I would like to put Velcro in, but don't know how or what to use. Any ideas? Thanks.
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.
Repairing a Cut in Leather?This is a page about repairing a cut in leather. A cut in the leather upholstery of your furniture, car, or other items made of leather is damage that may be best left to the professionals. However, if you are game to try there are products and methods that might do the trick.
Where Can I Find Eyeglass Chain Ends?I am looking for the rubber eyeglass chain ends that attach to the eyeglasses. Does anyone know where to find them? Thank you.
Removing Scratches from a Piano?How do you get small scratches and nicks out of an old dark mahogany console piano?
How to Repair a Chipped Glass Bottle?If the rim of a glass bottle gets chipped the common way to repair it is to sand it smooth. This is a page about how to repair a chipped glass bottle.
Repairing EyeglassesThis is a page about repairing eyeglasses. Minor repairs to your eyeglasses can be done at home.
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.
How to Sharpen a Food GraterIf your food grater is used often, it can become dull. This is a page about how to sharpen a food grater.
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.
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.
Re-dyeing Leather?This is a page about re-dyeing leather. Over time leather can become scuffed and worn. Rather than buying a new purse, couch, or having your car seats reupholstered dyeing the leather may be the solution.
Replacing a Watch BatteryThis is a page about replacing a watch battery. When your watch stops working, the first possibility is that the battery is dead. Although it is sometimes difficult to remove the back, you can replace the battery yourself.
How Can I Hide a Crack in a Mirror?Is there anything you can do to hide a crack in a mirror?
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.
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.
Repairing a Burn Mark on a Marble Countertop?This is a page about repairing a burn mark on a marble countertop. There are ways that you can repair a burn on marble that may not damage the surface.
Finding a Leak in an Above Ground Pool?Locating and repairing a leak in an above ground pool is imperative prior to it being put to use. This is a page about finding a leak in an above ground pool.
Getting Knots Out of a Gold ChainGetting a knot in a necklace can be frustrating but removing them without breaking the chain can be easily accomplished. This page has advice about getting a knot out of a gold chain.
Repairing Elastic BraceletsThis is a page about repairing elastic bracelets. Elastic bracelets are a popular costume jewelry accessory. However, over time the elastic can stretch or break.
Repairing Cracks in Fine ChinaThis is a page about repairing cracks in fine china. Fine china is very expensive to replace and often is a family heirloom. While the repaired piece may never be as strong again, there are methods to repair these cracks.
How to Refresh Dried Liquid PaperThere is a product on the market made especially for this purpose or you can try adding hand sanitizer or non-acetone nail polish remover to the container of correction fluid. This is a page about how to refresh dried liquid paper.
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.
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?
Fixing a Tear in an Above Ground Pool?If your above ground pool has a tear, you will need to repair it prior to filling it will water for Summer fun. This is a page about fixing a tear in an above ground pool.
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.
Repairing Scratched Sunglass Frames?Does anyone know how to get scratches out of sunglass frames? Not the lenses but frames. I accidentally left them on top of my car and drove off. I'm having the lenses replaced but the frames got kind of scratched up. They are my favorite pair of sunglasses and not to mention they were expensive so I want to try to salvage them. Thanks.
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!
Heating Pad Code EE?My CVS heating pad has a code EE on it. How do I fix it?
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 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.
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.
Separating Stuck Pots and PansThis is foolproof technique.
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.
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.
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.
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 Record Player Cabinet?Hi, was wondering if anyone could tell me about when my cabinet was made and if the cloth material is available anywhere. My cat decided it was a scratching post and ruined one side of it. Thanks!
Overheating Power Issue?Why would a 2 prong yard tool connected to a 3 prong extension cord cause the large prong insert to overheat and begin to burn within a few minutes of use? This happened to two different yard tools on separate occasions and the only occasions which I used tools. Thank you.
Snap Replacement for Hybrid Trailer?We have a hybrid trailer that we purchased. The people were in the process of renovating it, but ran into an emergency and needed to sell. They put new drop down doors in. The snaps are on the canvas, but not on the metal doors that enclose the beds. Can we just attach the snaps to the metal? Are these universal snaps as we only need the one part?
Repairing A Ceramic Mug?What kind of glue can you use to glue a ceramic mug handle back on mug?
Tinting Non-prescription Lenses?How can I remove the coating from my non-prescription plastic lenses and tint them myself? I have tried tinting them without removing the coating and that does not work. Can somebody please tell me how I can do this and what could I use to remove the coating? Can I use the all purpose "RIT" dye to tint them myself?