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Why You Should Restore Your Old Shoes

Why You Should Restore Your Old Shoes

A man’s or woman’s shoes are a reflection of who they are. We pick from options like wingtip and stiletto amongst many other to define our character and walk with pride. In essence our shoes say a lot about us and you certainly don’t have to spend a fortune to get footwear that tells the world you’ve made it.  If you have an old leather pair, (or even suede or canvas) a little effort and insider knowledge is all you need to go from tattered to dazzling.

How To Care For Your Leather Jacket

A real leather jacket or coat is usually an expensive investment and can take a while for you to source or purchase depending on your tastes. Your leather jacket can last for many, many years if given proper care though. In many cases, you can wash a leather jacket at home if you follow the correct methods.

How to Choose the Right Colors for your Leather Furniture

How to Choose the Right Colors for your Leather Furniture

Do you intend to purchase a piece of leather furniture but you’re not sure which color will perfectly suit your room’s needs? If yes, the various tricks on how to choose a color for your leather furniture discussed below will with no doubt be very crucial to your room needs.

Preparing Your Boat For Winter

Preparing Your Boat For Winter

Winterizing your boat. Some may not realize it, but winter “time off” can be especially hard on your boat. Extended periods of inactivity will accelerate wear and tear and can contribute to breakdowns in the next boating season. If left unchecked, corrosion and rust can spread extensively and moisture can intrude and freezer during the winter.

How To Remove Pet Odor From Your Furniture

How To Remove Pet Odor From Your Furniture

We all love to cuddle with our pets, whether that be dogs, cats, rabbits, or anything with fur. The days when pets were simply working companions are gone and in almost every circumstance the idea of the pet living outside is eradicated. The family is family.

How to Tell If Wood Furniture Is Worth Refinishing

How to Tell If Wood Furniture Is Worth Refinishing

When you find a piece of wood furniture you'd like to restore, it's really tempting to pull out your wallet and slide it in the truck. Often times though, we don't realize how much work or expense this may equate to. There's a handful of things you need to consider before making the choice to refinish wood furniture.

How To Refinish Wood Furniture

How To Refinish Wood Furniture

If you're thinking that your wood furniture is worn, beat, sun-faded and potentially scratched up by the cat, then you might consider refinishing the wood. Such items in your household might be a dresser, nightstand, family room table, dining room table, chairs, etc. There are basic essential tools you'll need to perform this job properly.

How To Prevent Color Fading In Your Home

How To Prevent Color Fading In Your Home

In order to prevent color fading in the key areas of your home and preserve your furniture for many years, you need to take adequate protective measures against the harmful effect of the sun. And remember that UV rays are present even on cloudy days. The same rule applies as if you had your skin directly out in the elements all day long. 

How to Restore Your Leather Handbag

How to Restore Your Leather Handbag

For many, leather handbags and purses can be a wearable piece of art that defines who we are out in the world. And for many... it's a real investment that many of us are willing to make. You'll want to keep it for a lifetime, so here are some excellent tips on how to take care of your investment.

How to Clean Your Automobile's Interior Wood Trim

How to Clean Your Automobile's Interior Wood Trim

Wooden trim can really bring the class level of your automobile investments to a new level but if its not cleaned and cared for properly (like all other parts of your car) it will begin to look faded and tired, and can leave the overall impression of your interior looking drab. 

How to Clean Plastic Exterior Car Parts

How to Clean Plastic Exterior Car Parts

Your car has a lot of exterior plastic (believe it or not), which may require a different approach than the interior of your car. Knowing what to use is key, as plastic can be discolored or adopt a permanent haze if you're not real careful.

An Ounce of Prevention for Your Furniture

An Ounce of Prevention for Your Furniture

We've all heard the saying...“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin was talking about fire prevention in the city of Philadelphia when he coined this phrase, but it’s one that can be applied to any situation.

How To Clean Plastic Interior Car Parts

How To Clean Plastic Interior Car Parts

There is more to cleaning a car than just filling up a bucket with mild soapy water, scrubbing it down and rinsing it off. The plastic interior needs to be kept clean as well. Follow our simple tips to dust, clean, and restore yoru plastic car parts. 

How to Clean Velour Upholstery

How to Clean Velour Upholstery

We can't help it, we love velvet and velour, especially nice grays or deep blues. But you struggle to help it retain its luster or keep from being a hair and dirt trap.  Here's some advice on how to clean your velour. 

How To Clean the Exterior of Your Car Like a Pro

How To Clean the Exterior of Your Car Like a Pro

When it comes to washing your car, its a love/hate relationship. But as simple as washing your car may seem, there are some things to watch for so that you don't accidentally scratch or degrade the finish. Check out these tips.

Should I Use Silicone Based Conditioners In My Auto Interior?

Should I Use Silicone Based Conditioners In My Auto Interior?

You should pass. Let's talk about out auto leather conditioner for a bit. Car leather today is the product of advanced engineering and manufacturing. It is highly resistant to wear and tear and daily use and abuse.

Top 4 Tips For Cleaning Marine Vinyl Interior

Top 4 Tips For Cleaning Marine Vinyl Interior

Marine grade vinyl is a type of vinyl that you should want in your vessel to withstand time, torture, and sun. The problem is that not all boats come with it. Check your sales guy.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Leather Furniture

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Leather Furniture

Are you thinking about buying leather furniture? Are you aware that there are different types of leather? Which one is the best fit for you? Answering some important leather buying questions before pulling out your wallet is the best decision you'll make for your home and for your family.

How to Make Your Own Beeswax Leather Polish

How to Make Your Own Beeswax Leather Polish

If you want to take care of your leather aging leather furniture, or better yet you really love your leather shoes, wallets, purses, and boots - especially if you have a problem with boots... then you'll need a good, organic, home-made waterproofing and leather balm to help maintain your leather goods to last a lifetime.