Getting Wine Out of Cow Hide Rugs

cowhide rugA cowhide rug can be a great accessory for many homes and buildings. While cowhide rugs are very durable and easy to clean, a wine stain may require some extra work to remove. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on how to remove win stains from cow skin rugs.

When cleaning a cow hide product, it’s important to understand that some chemicals can damage the hide. It’s important to avoid very acidic or basic cleaning agents. These include bleach, acetone, peroxide, hydrogen peroxide and sodium carboxide. Cleaners with a very high pH level will dissolve the amino acid bonds in the cow hide. If a cleaner with a very low pH is used, it will bleach the cow hide, creating lighter-colored sections.

If wine is spilled on a cow hide rug, it’s important to clean it up as soon as possible. Using a dry paper towel, dab the area where the wine was spilled. Try to avoid pressing the liquid into the cow hide rug: This will make it significantly more challenging to remove any stain.

Once all liquid has been removed from the rug, apply a 5:1 mixture of water and baking soda directly to the stained area. If possible, try to make sure that the baking soda mixture is warm. This will help to lift the stain out of the rug.

Allow the baking soda mixture to sit for at least five minutes. Once five minutes are over, dab up all liquid using a dry paper towel. It’s still important to avoid grinding any liquid deeper into the carpet. Repeat this process until the baking soda mixture remains clear.


Another effective way to get a wine stain out of a cow hide rug is through the use of a steam cleaner.


A steam cleaner uses regular water to clean. By applying steam directly to the site of a stain, it’s possible to “lift” the stain out of the rug. In many cases, steam cleaners are an excellent way to ensure that there isn’t any residue left behind. In addition, most steam cleaners are less likely to cause discoloration.

By cleaning a cow hide rug immediately after a spill, it’s usually possible to reduce the risk of a permanent stain. If a rug has multiple stains on it, it may be a good idea to hire a professional cleaning company. A professional cleaning company has access to specialized tools and cleaning agents that can thoroughly clean a cow hide rug without the risk of damage.

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Citizen Eco Drive

I’ve seen a few mentions of the Citizen Endeavor on the internet, but don’t see a full review, so I’ll try to give a decent one here.  My taste in watches runs toward functionality rather than flash, though I appreciate quality workmanship. I’ve been a fan of the Citizen Eco-Drive’s since I got my first one as a gift over 5 years ago (a perpetual calendar model that’s still going strong to this day). As of this writing, I have 2 Eco-Drives, the oldest being my first, and the Endeavor being the newest.

This review is specifically regarding the CA0440-51E. Stainless Steel, black face with blue and red highlights. It uses the Eco-Drive B612 movement. It’s also available with a white face, and in a rose gold model with a rubber bracelet. I’m not a fan of the latter. Just looks cheap to me.

I found it here. It was home page and really caught my eye. It is, to me, massive. The case is 46mm. This is definitely the largest watch I own., the next largest bing a toss up between my Citizen Nighthawk and a Longines Conquest that I inherited.

I had been thinking about a dive watch prior to seeing this one, and at first glance, that’s what it is. I would argue, however, that this is not a dive watch. Even though it has a 200M WR rating, the styling in general, and the fact that the bezel is internal, moves it from dive watch into sailing watch territory. This seems to me to be a incarnation of the old SailHawk line.

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Music Man SUB Ray4

I was in the market to buy a bass, seeing as am now part of a band as the bass player and I don’t have a bass, I’ve just been playing my friends. I came across the Sterling by Music Man SUB Ray4. The Sterling line is very good, both the guitars and the basses. They are made overseas, and they don’t have some of the extras that come on the Music Man instruments such as the compensated nuts. The music man guitar at Musicians Friend play very well, sound good and look very good, so for the money, we cannot go wrong.

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Posted in General, Lifestyle, Music Room, Musical Instruments, Stress Reliever by admin on December 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

Yamaha 76 Key Keyboard

I am a novice piano player, but for the price, this electric piano is fantastic. It works perfectly with Mac Garage Band (download Yamaha Mac drivers). The grand piano sample sounds like a real piano. The led display helps with reading notes. There are 300+ samples, fun for the my nephews, and fun for me. It has a a nice resistive feeling between a real piano and a synth. The lower octaves have a heavier feel compared to the higher octaves. For the serious novice or the pro that needs a nice inexpensive portable, the yamaha 76 key keyboard with usb connectivity at musicians friend is a super bargain. In no way does this machine feel cheap. Yamaha created a wonderful machine, with the greatest respect for those on a budget.Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano

Posted in Electronics, General, Lifestyle, Music Room, Musical Instruments, Stress Reliever by admin on November 29th, 2013 No Comments » Tags:

Hercules DJ Equipment

I’ve heard some positive things about Hercules, personally I think its controller is the perfect size and with well laid buttons and space, which make it more comfortable to mix  for me. The exciting hercules dj equipment also has an in-built sound-card. I have tried just plugging in the Mixtrack pro and Hercules controller, both worked fine without mapping, just need the sound settings changed to suit.

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No Bark Collar

One of my friends has a sheltie she got from a rescue six months ago. The dog is six years old and rather deaf from scar tissue in her ears. The dog barks a lot- when she is at the living room window and when she is out in the back yard. My friend is bothered because she can’t “tell” the dog to knock it off, she has to go over to her and tell her. There is a recently added sheltie puppy as well. From what I’ve heard, shelties tend to be “barkers”. My friend just purchased a no bark collar for the older dog. It works great  for controlling nuisance or excessive barking.

Posted in General, Pets by admin on November 27th, 2013 No Comments » Tags:

Cam Levers

About a year ago I repaired my emergency/parking brake on my 96 ZJ and have been meaning to do a write-up. This is for rear disc brakes with a cam/lever system, , for pivoting/pushing out the ebrake shoes and not for full shoe drum type rear brakes on earlier years.

I’ve found some other ebrake write-ups around which involve cutting or chiseling the cam/lever out and may have come up with a better method. This involves the use of 2 pairs of med/large size vice-grips for prying the seized cam/lever apart. You should be able to salvage them to avoid these pricey parts but since I already bought new cams & levers, which are adjustable, I went ahead and installed them. And there’s no need to remove the rear axles as stated in the FSM to do this repair.

Posted in General by admin on November 11th, 2013 No Comments » Tags:

Van Halen Guitar

I was looking around the web and stumbled on build your own guitars on YouTube. I have always wanted to do this kind of thing. I think it would be a fun and creative summer project. I landed on this Van Halen guitar. I thought that I could paint the body to the van halen specs (red/white/black, reflectors etc). One need to learn how to solder. It’s not hard. If you are in North America get some rosin core lead solder. Work near an open window with a fan to blow the fumes away from your face. Wash your hands well with soap and hot water after using lead solder. The fumes are not lead, but are still harmful. If you use lead free solder it will be very difficult and the fumes are still harmful. Watch youtube videos on how to solder. I’ve seen people make little practice boards with grids of wire soldered together to get a feel for it. A temperature controlled iron would be best. I use a 30 Watt pencil tip iron for making pedals and wiring up my guitars but it is not hot enough to work with lead free solder. If you are not into building your own guitar, then you can just buy your van halen guitar at musicians friend.

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Custom Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication Division offer all types of fabrication, targets, stands, ornamental iron gates & fences, electrical cabinets, security front doors, roll cages, custom kids wagons, elevator parts, architectural, large retail fixtures etc. Their shop does all kinds of different fabrication from small items to large structures. Sheet Metal Fabrication Division builds out of everything from 20 gage sheet metal to 2″ thick solid steel motor/adaptor plates and to tube and pipe bending, handrails, etc. They can custom build most items out there, if they can’t they will let you know.  If you need a custom metal fabrication service like steel plate or bar bending, steel punching, shearing, milling, band saw cutting, welding, tube bending, no job to small or too big.

Metal fabrication refers to the process of constructing metal by changing the standard raw metal materials with the use of specialized tools and equipment. Metal fabrication techniques, depending on the temperature at which the metal is processed, can be either be cold, hot or warm.

Examples: forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, deep drawing, bending, spinning, etc.

Things we use everyday have been modified by one or many metal fabrication processes. A paper clip is just steel wire formed and it might have a vinyl coating on it. Automobile parts could be stamped then laser cut or others are laser cut and then bent with a press brake and powder coated. During this shopping season, take time to check out the store displays. Store fixture that displays product for consumers to purchase include quite a bit of metal fabricated parts. Processes used could be laser cutting of sheet metal or laser cutting holes in tube fabrication, tube or sheet metal can then be bent in press brakes or rolled through roll forming equipment. There could be drilling, welding and grinding, threading, pem inserts and many other processes involved.

You can stop by the website of Sheet Metal Fabrication Division to check out some of their products and services. Everything in their website store are made by them.  The price and product are worth the hassle.

 

 

 

 

Posted in General, heating and cooling, kitchen, Lifestyle, lighting, living room, Services by admin on November 10th, 2013 No Comments » Tags: ,

Gemstone Jewelry

A lot of vacationers try to buy gemstones, thinking that because they are buying them first-hand they will get a good deal. This is rarely the case. These vendors aren’t idiots; they can spot a tourist easy enough, and they know that these are the people they can really take advantage of. Unless you REALLY know your gemstones . . . I would think twice about buying anything. If you’re buying for the fun of buying . . . go for it. The thrill of bartering can be a worthwhile entertainment. But don’t make any major investments, and don’t expect to make a profit from it.

There are gemstone jewelry selection, classification systems of these gems vary although rarity is usually the most common way to gauge a stone’s value.  Whether the spiritual meaning of the stones bear significance to the wearer or not,of this kind bring with them an organic, fresh-looking aesthetic to any jewellery piece.

Posted in General by admin on October 16th, 2013 No Comments »