LIQUID WRENCH AND HOME EXPERT DANNY LIPFORD PROVIDE TRICKS-OF-THE-TRADE FOR SPRUCING UP THE GARDEN, GARAGE AND GEAR
Indian Trail, NC (April 7, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Spring is here! It's time to get the tools out of the garage, spruce up the lawn, and fix things around the home. With more homeowners looking to save money by tackling home improvement projects themselves, Liquid Wrench has teamed up with home expert Danny Lipford to offer DIYers an array of educational tools, How-To videos and a line-up of products, designed to loosen stuck parts, lubricate chains, slides, glides and hinges and prevent tools from rusting and corroding.
"It's important to do a seasonal maintenance-check on tools that have been sitting idle during the fall and winter months," said Lipford. "Prepping and priming tools with penetrating oils and dry lubricants may be one of the easiest ways to save time, money and future frustration. Neglected tools often become temperamental, but well-maintained equipment will reward consumers with years of good use."
To get seasonal tools ready for use, Lipford shares how to tackle projects like a pro:
IN THE HOME: Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant, one of the most versatile tools in a toolbox, should be kept handy to remove squeaks from ceiling fans, silence a squeaky door hinge and lubricate any hard-to-move parts like window tracks, drawer slides and kitchen cabinet hinges.
IN THE GARAGE: Pay attention to the often-neglected mechanical parts in the garage. At least once a season, spray garage door chains with Liquid Wrench Chain Lubricant; also great for lubricating bicycle chains and rollerblades. Silence a noisy garage door opener with Liquid Wrench Lubricating Oil, and use a silicone spray when putting away winter tools such as snow blowers and shovels to prevent rust and corrosion.
IN THE GARDEN: Garden hose nozzles often freeze after being left in the yard during a long winter. Use a penetrating oil to loosen stubborn items, preventing future freeze-ups; also works great on garden gate strap hinges and locks. To prevent dirt from sticking to shovels or wheelbarrow beds, apply silicone spray – also good for preventing moisture on garden rakes and rust and corrosion on tools. Liquid Wrench Lubricating Oil displaces water and provides a barrier to prevent rust on tools like hedge clippers.
IN THE YARD WITH TOYS/SWING SETS/BICYCLES: Before you rev up the lawnmower, loosen lawn mower blades that may have hardened over the winter with Liquid Wrench Penetrating Oil. Apply a coat of silicone spray onto the lawn mower deck to prevent build up of grass clippings; also best used for waterproofing outdoor lawn ornaments and preventing moisture build-up in outdoor outlets.
ON POWER TOOLS: Loosen stuck spark plugs on weed eaters and chainsaws with a penetrating oil; also great to lubricate sticky hand/electric tools. Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray repels dirt from the lawn edger chute; while greasing the tool shed or barn hinges with Liquid Wrench White Lithium Grease helps withstand the elements.
ON YOUR VEHICLE: Getting ready for a spring road trip? For car door and sunroof gaskets use Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray to protect the rubber gasket, keeping it loose. Remove moisture on electrical components like engines, spark plugs, coils and wiring with a lubricating oil.