Saturday, June 25, 2011

When Products Actually Work

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

Three times in the past two weeks I've come across household linens that needed stain treatment.  (A tablecloth, a sheer panel, and some doilies.) Each time I've turned to one product to take them from dingy to sparkling clean.  I used Oxiclean.  Like magic, the stains are gone.

I wish I could say every product I use actually does what it's supposed to do.  Sometimes you try something new because of hype.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a pine shelf and decided to paint it white. But from bitter experience I also knew that the knots on the wood were likely to show through.  So I bought some primer that's supposed to cover them and keep them covered forever.  It's been two weeks and so far so good.  Ask if I like it two years from now.

Every week I walk down the grocery store aisles and make choices.  This instead of that. Some things I won't compromise on, some things I will try a different product.

What product have you recently used that you could give a testimonial for?