Thursday, November 19, 2009

Freebie Mini Kit! :-)

hi everybody! I'm a bit late posting this, (more on that below)
this mini kit was created as a companian to one of my new kits in the Artistic Heritage Collection: Evening Silhouette

I hope you enjoy it! :-)

On a personal note:
I ended up working outside on the farm the last few days since we've had such nice dry weather getting things caught up before winter sets in. We got the garage roof patched and gutters cleaned out the gable of the cabin painted, the woodshed painted, a flatbed trailer load of about 100 of the tires (thats only 1/3 of those left from the previous tenant ) loaded and ready to take to the tire disposal place 2 hours away from us, the old house swept and cleared out so we can work on other big projects in there during the next few weeks in case its too cold outside. And, the most frustrating of all, we've been struggling nonstop for the past four days with cleaning the concrete floor of the little building we are remodeling to be my husbands office. The previous tenants did alot of mechanic work out here and i guess the stored oil and grease in that little building because it was literally caked on there with dirt matted into it we scraped the majority of it off with chisels and scrapers and then have cleaned it about 30 times (i'm really not exaggerating, lol!) with tons of various cleaners, and it was looking pretty good with no water beading off and just a few little specks of grease left when..... my DH was thinking we should remove those little specks and when he looked around on line for something to remove oil... he saw a suggestion for using WD-40.......... so he did... and now, everywhere he sprayed that is repelling water.. and we cannot apply the epoxy paint until that is cleaned off.. i am just shocked at how strong that stuff is,.. i've scrubbed with a wire brush and hard bristle brush with, commercial strength Dawn, Ajax, TSP,Auto Degreaser, (even Industrial Degreaser) and then acetone and again with straight TSP.. and water is still beading off like before. sooo needless to say i'm frustrated. lol with as much time and effort put into cleaning off this 9x12 floor we could have had a nice laminite floor put down i think! lol!! oh boy... a learning experience i guess! :-)

Anybody have a suggestion for removing WD-40 without leaving a water repellent residue??

have a great day everyone! :-)


Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 19 Nov [LA 04:32pm, NY 07:32pm] - 20 Nov [UK 12:32am, OZ 11:32am] ).

bdaphil said...

beautiful mini thank you

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 13 post on Nov. 20, 2009. Thanks again.

Cindyrelly said...

I just don't have any suggestions for removing the WD-40 but maybe just put some carpet remnant down? I would take the easy way out but I am not entirely sure what you are going for in decorating the office.

Thanks for the beautiful mini... I Love this painting!

Have a Great Holiday :)

Janet said...

First, thanks for the great freebie!

Second, you can ask the manufacturer of WD-40 your question here:

Anytime I need information about a product, the first place I head is the Internet. 99% of the time - I'm guessing - LOL - I get an answer.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Go for the laminate. Or check around for a reasonably price carpet remnant---commercial type. No sense killing yourself over a 9 x 12 space.

Check out ActionFX!

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