Q: One of our bathroom’s walls and trim were painted with textured paint. I hate it. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it or cover it?
A: Karl Schmitt of Sherwin-Williams gives two options. The easiest is to skim-coat the wall with drywall compound. Sand the compound smooth, prime and repaint. More labor-intensive is to sand the texture down with a power sander, and that’s probably the approach you’ll need to take on the trim.
– Akron Beacon Journal
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Grow Good Food Workshop
A daylong workshop on March 17 will help people grow their own fruits and vegetables. It’s sponsored by K-State Research & Extension in Sedgwick County and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Extension Center at 21st and Ridge Road. The cost is $5.
The morning schedule will cover the basics: 9 a.m., planning your vegetable garden; 10 a.m., growing vertically in small spaces; 10:30 a.m., container vegetable gardening; 11 a.m., success with tomatoes.
The afternoon schedule gives choices: 1 p.m., growing strawberries or cooking with fresh vegetables; 2 p.m., the fall and winter garden or cooking with herbs; 3 p.m., unusual vegetables and edibles or preserving the harvest.
Register online at 2012growfood.eventbrite.com or call 316-660-0100.
Product test: Bissell’s Stomp ’N Go
Wouldn’t you love to stomp out tough carpet stains? If so, try Bissell’s Stomp ’N Go stain-lifting pads. Simply place the pad on the dirty spot, give it a good stomp, wait 30 minutes, and remove the pad. We placed the pad in the newsroom where foot traffic is quite heavy. After 30 minutes, a large stain was completely gone.
To buy: $4.99 at most Walmart and Kmart stores
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Blooming in Botanica’s lobby
New introductions for 2012, including Flame Red bougainvillea.