Posted by: Dan Sprague | April 17, 2012

Patching nail holes and cracks in wallboard and drip proof candles.

Patching nail holes and cracks in wallboard and drip proof candles.

An inexpensive way to patch nail holes and small cracks in plasterboard is to use a salt and cornstarch mix. If you mix 2 tablespoons of salt, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and about 4 or 5 teaspoons of water you can make a pliable paste. Fill the hole and let dry. You can lightly sand or go over it with a damp sponge to smooth it out and then it can be painted.

Need to chill a wine or beverage fast, try this. Place the bottle in a bucket. Add a layer of ice on the on the bottom and sprinkle it with a teaspoon of salt. Continue to layer salt and ice up to the top of the bottle. The beverage will be cold in about 10 to 15 minutes. Remember making ice-cream by hand?

If you soak cheap candles that are prone to drip in a strong salt solution for a few hours, and then let them dry out well, they will not drip when you burn them.

If you live in a cold climate you can keep the inside of your windows from becoming covered with frost by dipping a sponge in a salt solution and dampen the window with it, then just rub the window dry. The window will not frost over in freezing weather. Is not that so cool. 😎

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