Sponge painting is the most popular faux finishing technique—and the simplest. To use the sponge-on method, simply apply your base color, then dampen a sponge with water and wring thoroughly. Dip the sponge into a second color; blot excess on newspaper; and apply, overlapping edges and rotating the sponge for a random effect. The sponge-off method, on the other hand, creates a subtler, softer look. Apply glaze over your first (dry) paint color, then use a clean sponge to remove.
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Keep your refrigerator smelling clean and fresh by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge and placing in the corner to absorb odors. Rinse and repeat daily and your icebox will smell its best.
Keep your vegetables fresher for longer by preventing moisture from accumulating in the bottom of the refrigerator crisper. Line the bottom of the drawer with dry sponges and replace any time they seem wet. Removing this excess moisture will help keep veggies at their peak.
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