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The busy holiday season is just around the corner. From gift ideas for everyone on your list to simple project ideas for sprucing up your home for the holidays, Dremel® can be counted on as a go-to resource.
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Small Kitchen and Bath Projects With a Big Impact
The guest-filled holiday season is quickly approaching, and many families are looking for simple solutions to update high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms used by company. This year, you don’t have to break the bank just to make your home look its best. With a few easy steps and your Dremel tools, these projects can help modernize and brighten spaces and make a big impact on your kitchen or bathroom:
Removing and replacing tile grout is a small renovation project that pays big dividends in appearance. One of the primary reasons people replace grout is because of mold accumulation. The first step is to remove the existing grout material. Instead of fighting with slow removal solutions, try the new Dremel Multi-Max™ Oscillating Tool System with its grout removal blade or a Dremel rotary tool with the 568 Grout Removal Attachment. Both will grind the old grout away in a matter of minutes. Then, thoroughly clean the areas where the existing grout was removed before adding the new grout between tiles. Remember to follow the grout manufacturer’s directions for a proper job.
Replacing hardware on cabinets is a fast and inexpensive way to give kitchens and bathrooms a personal touch and bring them up to date. To do this, the only tool you will need is the Dremel Driver™ cordless screwdriver. First, make sure you know how many knobs and pulls you need. Then, take a trip to your local home improvement store and pick out your hardware. In the span of one afternoon, your kitchen and bathroom can have a fresh new look.
Removing and replacing caulk in your tub or shower can give your bathroom a cleaner appearance and prevent water damage behind walls or flooring. First remove the old caulk by using the Dremel Multi-Max equipped with the flexible scraper blade. Make one pass underneath the old caulk and one pass on top of the old caulk to pry it free from the wall. Once the old caulk has been removed, make sure that the area is completely dry before adding new caulk. Be sure the new caulk is a mildew-resistant product and keep a bucket of water and a roll of paper towels nearby to remove any excess material. Follow manufacturers’ instructions for dry time before letting water or other materials touch the new caulk.
Repainting your cabinets can completely change the look of your kitchen or bathroom and can be accomplished using only a paint brush and a detail sanding tool. First, use an all-purpose cleaner to make sure that all of the surfaces you are going to paint are completely cleaned. Once they are dry, sand all flat surfaces to remove old paint or varnish. Using the Dremel Multi-Max, attach the sanding pad with 80 grit sandpaper for quick paint or varnish removal. Next, apply primer. After sanding, apply a thin coat of paint with your brush and let it dry completely before adding a second coat. Sand between coats using 240 grit sandpaper, if needed. In most cases, two to three coats will be sufficient.
The Dremel Multi-Max and Dremel Driver are available at hardware and home improvement centers nationwide for $99.99 and $69.99, respectively. For additional project ideas, please contact the Dremel Experts via e-mail or 800.437.3635. They can be reached Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST.
|Holiday Wish List
Make gift giving easy this year by drafting a simple, one-stop checklist. Print a copy to fill out and take with you as you’re shopping for friends and family, or share it with people shopping for gifts for you. From the woodworker to the crafting queen or your favorite handyman, you can stock up on Dremel gifts for all at your local hardware store or home improvement center. Here are a few gift ideas to get you started. For more ideas, visit www.dremel.com.
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View Project Videos on the Dremel Web Site
To help you make the most of your Dremel tools, the brand has created a variety of how-to videos and posted them on the Dremel Web site for easy viewing. Look and learn how to use your rotary tools, Dremel Driver and Dremel Multi-Max to complete a variety of DIY, hobby and craft project in the new Project Videos section.
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Win a Dremel Glue Gun
The Dremel brand is giving away seven Dremel Glue Guns this month to readers who need a helpful tool to assist with craft, hobby and do-it-yourself projects. To enter the drawing, submit an e-mail with your name, shipping address (no P.O. boxes) and phone number in the body and “Dremel Glue Gun” in the subject line. We’ll pick seven entries at random and announce the winners next month.
Congratulations to the five winners of last month’s eNewsletter giveaway, who will be among the first to try the new Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool System. The winners, chosen at random, were: Edward Nesmith, Trussville, AL; Amy Jacquez, Oak Grove, KY; Terri Ogburn, Columbus, OH; Jim Parsons, Markham, ON, Canada; and David Punchak, North Smithfield, RI.
Stay tuned for more Dremel news this year!
Safety reminder: When working with Dremel brand or any other power tool, always wear eye protection and a dust mask, and read and understand the owner’s manual prior to using.