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How to Remove Graffiti Forever

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Nothing feels more frustrating than seeing graffiti left overnight on your freshly painted wall. Graffiti on your premises can potentially damage the perception of your entire business. They bring an untidy look that may put new customers off your place. So, you need to remove it as quick as possible.

Many business owners trying to save on costs decide to paint on top of the graffiti themselves. And even though it does give a desirable result at the beginning, the graffiti will eventually appear through the paint again. So, removing it completely is the best option you can choose.

 If you have decided to remove graffiti yourself, you should remember that it’s not an easy task to do. You should stay extremely careful and precautious as you can harm not only your property but yourself as well. You should wear gloves, safety glasses, and a dust mask as you are going to work with strong solvents, and you are in danger of inhaling its fine particles. Safety is extremely paramount in the process.

 

Best Methods to Remove Graffiti

 

Use acetone

Acetone is an old method to get rid of graffiti. It’s mostly used in nail polish removers but can be obtained on its own as well. All you need to do is use a bit of it on your cloth or sponge and carefully rub it on the graffiti. It works best with small drawings, and it is effective with different graffiti types. However, you should be careful not to leave an ugly splotch if you apply too much pressure. This method is not ideal if the graffiti is big and easy to notice.

Try a specialist gel

You can find specialist products which are gel-based to get rid of graffiti as well. Surely, they are more expensive than acetone, but they work well with bigger-sized graffiti on most surfaces. However, this method still needs lots of effort to achieve big results.

Ask for professional help

If you feel uncertain about removing graffiti yourself, then Hands Cleaners can easily do it for you.  We have over 40 years of experience and offer the best help in removing graffiti off your premises. Learn more about how we can help you and contact us today!

Christmas Office Clean

Cleaning Up After Your Christmas Party – The Big Clean

A lot of companies these days self-host their Christmas party events, it saves money and it’s less travel for people. The only downside is that the morning after, the clean-up job can be immense, so much so that most companies host the party the day before the office closes. But, some don’t and are left with a very nasty surprise as they trample through rubbish and mess from the previous night’s shenanigans in an effort to get the office back on track before staff arrive. Perhaps worse still, are the stains that have been left on furniture and floors from spilled drinks.

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Our Top Twenty Cleaning Hacks for 2019 – Part 3

Our Top Twenty Cleaning Hacks for 2019 – Part 3

If you have made it this far then well done! You must be looking to pick up a few tips and tricks for cleaning your home and the items in it. In part 3 we look at another five useful cleaning hacks. If you missed part 1 and part 2 then check those out now.

Sharpen Your Scissors with Tin Foil

Suffering from dull bladed scissors? Instead of throwing them away just have a scout around your kitchen and see if you have any kitchen foil. If you are in luck cut yourself a good length of sheet off and cut into it with your scissors. You can start by cutting straight lines down it, and then crumpling it up and cutting into it. The more you do the better it will sharpen your scissors.

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Our Top Five Cleaning Hacks For 2019 – Part 2

Our Top Twenty Cleaning Hacks For 2019 – Part 2

After the success of our cleaning  hacks part 1 we have decided to sift through a few more of our cleaning tips and tricks. Who would have thought that simple household items such as lemons, walnuts and baby oil could make light work of some of the most grueling household tasks?

Take a look below at some more helpful snippets!

Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces

Chances are if you have a newborn, you will have a bottle of baby oil lying around. If you do then give this little tip a try. Grab yourself a cloth (dry) and squeeze some baby oil onto it. Rub the oil over any stainless steel surface, such as kitchen or bathroom taps, cooker hood, cutlery, or any other greased up surface that has fingerprints or smudges. You will notice how good this oil can be in shining up a stainless steel surface.

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Our Top Five Cleaning Hacks

Our Top Twenty Cleaning Hacks For 2019 – Part 1

If you are looking for quick and easy ways to clean your house, then you are in the right place. We have compiled our top 20 hit list of cleaning tips that you can take-away and use right now!

Cleaning Your Microwave

One of the grimiest jobs in a kitchen is cleaning your microwave, especially if you have left it a while since the last clean. Well, we have a quick and easy tip. Fill a mug of water and squeeze half a lemon into it and then put the other half into the cup. Crank up your microwave to the highest setting and blitz it for around 2 minutes.

What happens in that couple of minutes is the lemon and water mix, to both add a nice smell to the microwave but to also make it easier to wipe off dirt and grime as the hot water will turn into steam inside your microwave.

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How to Clean a Dirty Oven with a Bit of Magic!

How to Clean a Dirty Oven with a Bit of Magic!

How to Clean a Dirty Oven with a Bit of Magic!

At some time or another we will all get to that stage where an oven needs a deep clean. Many people who clean an oven will keep on top of it for a while but soon bad habits take over and after one spill, comes another spill and before you know it your oven is a black sticky, grimy mess that you just put off cleaning.

Whether its food that has spilled, popped, spat or melted inside your oven, after constant use that food can be a stubborn nightmare to remove.

What’s the answer to this problem? There is the lazy way which in some cases can actually work – this is to turn the heat of the oven to its highest setting and then leave it for 20 minutes. Anything inside the oven will essentially be incinerated and in theory should be wiped out easily. However, depending on how long it has been since the last clean and how old your oven is – this could have a negative effect!

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Why Should You Get Professional Window Cleaning?

There are a lot of benefits attached to having clean windows. The most obvious being that your home or business looks much better and brighter with clean windows. The only question that remains is if you should be scrubbing the windows yourself or you are better off hiring a professional window cleaning service to get the job done for you. Even though hiring a professional service will be an added cost, there are many reasons why you should consider the hiring professionals.

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Best Places to Visit in Leicester

Best Places to Visit in Leicester

Are you in Leicester and looking for places to pass the time and have fun? Or maybe you are thinking of a great place to have your vacation? Leicester will leave you spoilt for choice. It has a vibrant nightlife for the revellers, impressive parks for family time and museums and other historical monuments. While here, your need for adventure, history, and science will be well catered to.

If you’re not sure where to start here are some of the best places you can visit in Leicester.

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