AMGardener
  • Review count
    191
  • Helpfulness votes
    101
  • Average rating
    4.8
    4.8 out of 5
  • First Review:
    September 8, 2009
  • Last Review:
    June 22, 2019
 
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      Activity Summary
       
      • Review count
        191
      • Helpfulness votes
        101
      • Average rating
        4.8
        4.8 out of 5
      • First Review:
        September 8, 2009
      • Last Review:
        June 22, 2019
       
      • Question count
        8
         
        • Answer count
          29
           
           
           
           
          AMGardener's Reviews
           
          Restore granite and natural stone to it's original beauty, even if you find a stain. The Stone Care International Stain Remover is an innovative product because it requires no mixing. It's ready-to-use so you can start removing stains instantly. It works as a granite stain remover on a variety of stains including coffee, foods, oils, water and more. Use on a variety of stone surfaces as well.
           
          from Northern VA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Good for cleaning unsealed, non-shiny, antique marble, this product is effective in removing deca...
          PostedJune 22, 2019
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          Good for cleaning unsealed, non-shiny, antique marble, this product is effective in removing decades of build-up. I used this on the marble top of an antique cabinet, with paper towels, so that I could throw away the mess. It took quite a bit of effort to polish off the film that had collected over many decades. But it was worth the effort, as the veining in the marble now looks very pretty. I note that the directions say to use the Daily Cleaner made by this company before using this Stain Remover, and since the Daily Cleaner is for sealed stone, I did not use it before cleaning antique marble with this Stain Remover. I found this Stain Remover alone to be a good cleaning and polishing Read More
          Good for cleaning unsealed, non-shiny, antique marble, this product is effective in removing decades of build-up. I used this on the marble top of an antique cabinet, with paper towels, so that I could throw away the mess. It took quite a bit of effort to polish off the film that had collected over many decades. But it was worth the effort, as the veining in the marble now looks very pretty. I note that the directions say to use the Daily Cleaner made by this company before using this Stain Remover, and since the Daily Cleaner is for sealed stone, I did not use it before cleaning antique marble with this Stain Remover. I found this Stain Remover alone to be a good cleaning and polishing agent for unsealed, non-shiny marble. Since most stone cleaners are intended only for sealed stone, I am very happy to have found this product to use on antique marble. I also used this Stain Remover to buff out a ring on a Corian (Rain Cloud) counter-top, with paper towels. That ring had defeated all of my prior attempts to remove it. I am very pleased with this product. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, good results
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          The 4 ft. 3-Channel Floor Cord Protector in Gray is the perfect solution to cover your cables, cords or wires. This 3-channel floor cord protector is great inside and outside to protect against tripping hazards and workplace accidents. Flexible PVC material is designed to mimic rubber and can be cut for a custom fit and unrolls easily. Each channel can be easily cut open with a knife or scissors before inserting cables. Three channels are large enough for most power cords, ethernet, CAT5 and CAT6 cables.
           
          from Northern VA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          This is a high quality cable protector. It flattens out completely after being left in a flat pos...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          This is a high quality cable protector. It flattens out completely after being left in a flat position for a few days. Use a utility knife (not scissors) to cut open one, two, or three channels, as needed. This protector is sturdy enough for a semi-permanent installation, as we find ourselves with so many cords, some of which are located inconveniently. It is a significant upgrade from older versions of this type of protector, and worth the effort of cutting open the channel(s). Since it has a fairly high profile, to accommodate larger cables in the middle channel, it is noticeable when you walk on it. If people who are unfamiliar with the location walk across it regularly, you may want to Read More
          This is a high quality cable protector. It flattens out completely after being left in a flat position for a few days. Use a utility knife (not scissors) to cut open one, two, or three channels, as needed. This protector is sturdy enough for a semi-permanent installation, as we find ourselves with so many cords, some of which are located inconveniently. It is a significant upgrade from older versions of this type of protector, and worth the effort of cutting open the channel(s). Since it has a fairly high profile, to accommodate larger cables in the middle channel, it is noticeable when you walk on it. If people who are unfamiliar with the location walk across it regularly, you may want to mark it with caution tape, or a notice, to make people aware that they are about to walk across a ridge. This protector is a nice solution to a safety issue. Read Less
          Pros: Clear Instructions, Sturdy
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          The VELCRO Brand Alfa-Lok fastener is a strong, self-engaging tape and is easy to use. The shape of the tape ensures a firm and reliable connection. The fastener provides superior holding power and can be engaged at any position by pressing the 2 parts together firmly. Designed for use in a wide range of surfaces including vinyl and concrete.
           
          from Northern VA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          These heavy duty fasteners are up to the task when weaker fasteners fail. We are using these to a...
          PostedJune 11, 2019
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          These heavy duty fasteners are up to the task when weaker fasteners fail. We are using these to attach a small, heavy cable TV converter box to the back of a flat-screen TV in a master bathroom. These converter boxes defeat the fasteners that were provided for this purpose by the cable TV company, as well as other fasteners that we have tried. However, these heavy duty Velcro fasteners are rated up to 10 POUNDS (wow), and they are noticeably stronger than those used in our most recent prior attempt. So far so good, and I have high confidence that they will hold up over the long term.
          Pros: Powerful
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          Be prepared wherever you are and wherever you go kitchen, bathroom, work, travel, fun. Sized to hold your favorite brands of bandages & ointment. Fits in a handbag, glove compartment, diaper bag, etc. A cute and practical way to keep bandages on hand.Size: 4.4 in. x 1.7 in. x 1.2 in. Set of 4 BooBooBoxes.
           
          from Northern VA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice set of four plastic boxes for clean storage of band-aids and antibiotic ointment. Each box f...
          PostedJune 7, 2019
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          Nice set of four plastic boxes for clean storage of band-aids and antibiotic ointment. Each box fastens securely, yet it is lightweight at about 0.5 ounce. This is a good way to keep band-aids and antibiotic ointment ready for use in a drawer or cabinet located conveniently near a sink in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room (one should wash and dry a wound before using antibiotic ointment and a band-aid). A diaper bag or travel bag benefits from the addition of this item, provided that the bag will not be in a hot location, such as a car sitting in the sun, for a long time (antibiotic ointment should be kept at room temperature). When someone gets a cut, the need for antibiotic ointment Read More
          Nice set of four plastic boxes for clean storage of band-aids and antibiotic ointment. Each box fastens securely, yet it is lightweight at about 0.5 ounce. This is a good way to keep band-aids and antibiotic ointment ready for use in a drawer or cabinet located conveniently near a sink in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room (one should wash and dry a wound before using antibiotic ointment and a band-aid). A diaper bag or travel bag benefits from the addition of this item, provided that the bag will not be in a hot location, such as a car sitting in the sun, for a long time (antibiotic ointment should be kept at room temperature). When someone gets a cut, the need for antibiotic ointment and a band-aid is urgent, and this BoobooBox solves the problem. Read Less
          Pros: Light Weight, Sturdy, Convenient
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          VELCRO Brand HANGables Removable Wall Fasteners introduces Removable Hooks. The new hooks are the perfect way to decorate without damaging your walls. Perfect for jewelry, pet leashes, keys, potholders, clutches and more. Hang your favorite items. Create wall collages. Enhance any room with ease. Then, when you're ready to remove, peel off cleanly. Its the simple way to decorate worry free.
           
          from Northern VA
          Age Range:45 to 54
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          Gender:Female
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Nice hook, easy to install, clean lines. Using this on the back of a door in a storage room, it i...
          PostedJune 7, 2019
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          Nice hook, easy to install, clean lines. Using this on the back of a door in a storage room, it is handy to hold one or more garments on hangers, as we move items in and out of storage. The lines are very crisp and contemporary, completely neutral. The hook blends into the door, which is painted white, so that one hardly notices the hook at all. This would make a nice hook for a leash, or a purse weighing 5 pounds or less. The hook does not appear to have been designed for picture hanging. It comes with an extra adhesive pad for a second use of the hook on a new surface.
          Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design
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          For a classic touch to your holiday décor, this Winslow Fir Artificial Christmas Wreath, adds a natural look to your home. Each wreath includes 436 realistic fir flame-retardant tips, pinecones, red berries, leaves and 200 incandescent lights. Perfect for indoor and covered outdoor use.
           

          How do we fix partial failure of lights? Lights in lower right quarter stopped working, while oth...

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          AMGardener
          December 14, 2017
          How do we fix partial failure of lights? Lights in lower right quarter stopped working, while other lights remain lit, and we would like to fix the wreath.
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          Garden Staples secure landscape fabric, black plastic, plastic netting, lawn ornaments, floating garden covers, soaker hoses, etc. tightly to the ground. Made with 90% recycled steel to help preserve our vital natural resources.
           

          What gauge steel wire are these?

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          AMGardener
          August 31, 2017
          What gauge steel wire are these?
           
          Hagerty Silver Protection Strips neutralize tarnish-causing sulphur gases, the number 1 cause of tarnish, in a safe and effective way. Let these protection strips work wonders to keep your favorite silver treasures stunning and tarnish-free.
           

          What quantity of Silver Protection Strips is contained in this package?

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          AMGardener
          August 23, 2017
          What quantity of Silver Protection Strips is contained in this package?
           
          The all-new Steamfast SF-425 Travel Fabric Steamer is perfect for travel or home. This small, lightweight and portable steamer provides a natural garment care solution. It’s powerful enough to penetrate deep into heavy fabrics and gentle enough for your most delicate fabrics. The SF-425 removes wrinkles with ease and freshens fabrics without the use of harsh chemicals. No waiting with this quick travel steamer heats up in just 1 minute.
           

          Has anyone used this successsfully on 100% polyester drapery panels? The online description herei...

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          AMGardener
          May 11, 2017
          Has anyone used this successsfully on 100% polyester drapery panels? The online description herein says, "It's powerful enough to penetrate deep into heavy fabrics and gentle enough for your most delicate fabrics." However, on page 7 of the Steamfast Travel Fabric Steamer Owner's Guide, it says, "CAUTION: When steaming any material for the first time, it is recommended that you test on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding. Do not use on synthetic fabrics such as 100% nylon or polyester or other steam sensitive materials." I want to use this to remove wrinkles from drapery panels of fairly heavy weight, smooth, 100% polyester, and this discrepancy in description leads me to think that I might regret even a small test. I would really like to use for this purpose, but would not want to ruin a drapery panel.
           
          A delight to the senses, this art glass lamp is an excellent addition to any room in your home. A center column of dark amber with gold overtones is blended with black creating a featherlike design. The graduated metal base, vase cap and finial are brings out the golden tones in the art glass. The fabric shade is an alternating pattern of dark amber and brown, highlighted with gold accent stripes, which unifies the entire design. Perfect in a study, den, office or bedroom, this rich and warm art glass lamp is one you will be proud to display for many years to come.
           

          WHY IS THE WRONG PICTURE SHOWN?

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          AMGardener
          November 15, 2016
          WHY IS THE WRONG PICTURE SHOWN?
           
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          Update your dining room with these exquisite, upholstered dining chairs. With a tufted seat back and crown-shaped top, these are perfect for every manner of occasion: formal enough for a serious dinner, but relaxed enough for casual, daily use. Their neutral tones will complement almost any room, allowing you diverse options for table setting and wall decoration. Made from the highest-quality materials by trained craftspeople, these are built from durable materials to the highest specifications. These are building blocks for the dining room of your dreams. Let your inner interior decorator get to work right away.
           

          Can you please confirm that the wood legs on this chair are a reddish brown (chestnut)? Also can ...

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          star3361
          November 14, 2018
          Can you please confirm that the wood legs on this chair are a reddish brown (chestnut)? Also can you provide a photo of the back of the chair?
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          AMGardener
          Northern VA
          March 25, 2019
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          The legs are a very dark brown, and they look smooth and substantial.
           
          The Comfort Tech Serene Foam pillow cradles and comforts your head while billions of microscopic air capsules give the support vital to a good night's sleep. Serene foam is enhanced with Active Air Technology increasing the level of support without compromising comfort to prevent tossing and turning througout the night. Serene foam sleeps cool. It is not temperature sensitive, so heat dissipates quickly, keeping you cool and dry. The Serene foam pillows are 100% hypoallergenic and the foam is proudly 100% American made. Double knit cover is machine washable for easy care. Available in traditional, side sleeper and contour sizes.
           

          The product description states the pillow is made from foam. What type of foam? Is it latex?

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          tannward26
          December 5, 2018
          The product description states the pillow is made from foam. What type of foam? Is it latex?
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          AMGardener
          Northern VA
          January 8, 2019
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          The tag on this pillow says that it is 100% polyurethane foam, and the cover is 100% polyester.
           
          This Muscle Rack EZGR4818RW3-BLK garment rack is made of black-finished carbon steel for strength, durability and to resist dirt buildup and corrosion and has two adjustable shelves, two adjustable half shelves, three garment bars and six stem casters. It is suitable for organizing, storing and transporting clothing, clothing accessories and other items. The garment rack's open wire design offers visibility of contents, permits air circulation in the work environment and helps resist dust build-up. The shelves adjust in 1 in. increments and have a welded construction reinforced with wire trusses and struts for strength. Split sleeves on the posts hold and support the shelves. This garment rack has six 3 in. swivel stem casters with side brakes for control and maneuverability. The assembled garment rack measures 74 in. x 48 in. x 18 in. (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point, W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right, D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) Assembly instructions are included and no tools are required.
           

          How much weight will the hanging bars hold? I want to hang table linens on wooden hangers.

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          cater1
          December 26, 2018
          How much weight will the hanging bars hold? I want to hang table linens on wooden hangers.
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          AMGardener
          Northern VA
          January 7, 2019
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          While I do not know the weight limits per the technical specs, I am familiar with the objective that you are trying to achieve, and I think that it would work for this. I hang table linens in a similar manner.
           
          Hampton Bay's Mix & Match lamp program allows you to create your own signature lamp style. Create your lamp by choosing a shade or base from 2-sizes, (A) accent or (B) table, then pick from an array of traditional, contemporary, or transitional styles. The numerous choices of shades and bases are the perfect opportunity to refresh an outdated lamp, or you can start from scratch and design a whole lamp that's right for you.
           

          Where are the specs? Is this a three-way? 24.25 inches to where? Top of shade nut?

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          Chapman
          February 9, 2018
          Where are the specs? Is this a three-way? 24.25 inches to where? Top of shade nut?
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          AMGardener
          April 10, 2018
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          The 24.25 inch height measures to the top of the finial.
           
          HDX drop cloths help safeguard against accidental spills and drips when painting. This lightweight film is resistant to seepage and absorption, protecting your furniture and floors. Thin gauge allows for transparency while offering the protection needed to finish the job without damage.
           

          What does the difference in #mil really mean. And is there one that is a more frosted look than another?

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          Ward
          October 22, 2016
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          AMGardener
          February 21, 2018
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          In practical terms, the thickness of the plastic translates into durability, transparency, and weight. We use 0.7 mil plastic for hanging barriers, covering furniture or shrubs, and catching debris (almost like a giant plastic bag). We use 2 mil plastic when something might pierce a thinner plastic, or someone might walk on it for a short period of time. We use 4 mil plastic when it will be walked on for Read More
          In practical terms, the thickness of the plastic translates into durability, transparency, and weight. We use 0.7 mil plastic for hanging barriers, covering furniture or shrubs, and catching debris (almost like a giant plastic bag). We use 2 mil plastic when something might pierce a thinner plastic, or someone might walk on it for a short period of time. We use 4 mil plastic when it will be walked on for a long time (extended projects, such as covering the floor while painting something in the garage). The thicker the plastic the less transparent and more translucent it tends to be. Read Less
           
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