Top Ways To Remove Rust From Wood Decks

More often than not, wooden decks are exposed to many forms of elements that could lead to weathering and damage. Constant sun exposure makes the wood crack while harsh cold weather promotes bacterial growth. Water and mist contribute to the oxidation of nails and screws that held the woods in place.

When these things happen, the luster of wood decks disappears and is only replaced by unsightly orange tinge of rust as well as molds and cracks. But there is something that can be done to restore stained wood decks. Here are simple ways that you can use as reference to clean up your wooden decks.

  1. Sodium percarbonate
  2. Sodium percarbonate is a colorless, hygroscopic, crystalline oxidizing agent. It is commonly used in making environmentally friendly laundry detergents. When sodium percarbonate is mixed with water, it releases soda ash and hydrogen peroxide. These two components are known safe and effective cleaning agents. Given all that, sodium percarbonate is a safe way to remove rust stains from wood decks.

    • To use, just mix one part of sodium percarbonate with one part of water. For a much stronger solution, just add more sodium percarbonate.
    • Dip and soak the stiff nylon brush into the solution then use it to scrub the stained deck. Do this until all rust stains are completely removed.
  3. White vinegar
  4. White vinegar is mostly preferred in removing rust stains. Cider apple vinegar can also be used for this purpose. White vinegar is more effective when undiluted. But since vinegar is acidic, it is advised to not smear areas that are not stained with rust, lest your unaffected wood deck would whiten.

    • To remove rust stain, soak a clean cloth or sponge with white vinegar then use it to wipe the rust stains off the wood deck.
    • Wipe the area immediately with a dry clean cloth.
  5. Borax and lemon
  6. Borax or baking soda is a common ingredient in many household cleaning products.

    • Mix one part of Borax with a squeeze of lemon juice.
    • Dip a stiff nylon brush or sponge into the solution and scrub the stained wood deck with it.
    • Once rust stains are gone, rinse off the treated area with water and wipe to dry.

If in case, all these are not effective enough to remove very stubborn rust stains from wood deck, you can consider using commercial rust removing products. But do this only when all your safe options are completely exhausted.

San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego.

San Diego every traveler’s fantasy! San Diego will fill you with endless adventure; it is splendid vicinity to visit through out the year having just the perfect weather. This place is bestowed with divine breathtaking beauty to allure you. Hmmm! What bliss? Who would like to leave this piece of paradise and go back home? You can feast your eyes on nature while sitting on sandy beaches and spectacular long coastline, here you can brush off your everyday worries and let yourself loose in the nature. San Diego is a complete holiday package for family as well as couple or a loner. The events and world-class places in San Diego will keep you busy for quite a few days. You’ll long cherish your this trip to San Diego and the reveries will keep you afresh long after your visit.

San Diego mainly is famed for its great weather and captivating beaches but besides the perfect weather the events and places of San Diego is also peerless. These activities attract 30 million tourists every year with its unique amusements. The invitation of multiple breath-stopping events is open to people belonging to all varied fields of life and having different tastes. A variety of diverse entertainment and events awaits you in San Diego.

1. Events.

A whirlpool of events will surround you and leave you gasping with all the excitement. Remember you should have handsome amount of holidays in hand for your trip to San Diego, there are a lot of venues and events worth catching up with and of course you don’t want to miss any. Lovely climate of this eye-catching piece of earth allows having activities round the year. A novel specialty of San Diego is kite decorating and flying competition held in March on Ocean beach supported by the perfect wind kite-flying needs. Balboa Park offers Native American dancing, music and art exhibition in American Indian Cultural Days in May whereas things get in full swing with Block party at Pacific Beach held on Garnet Ave the same month.

Famous two days Ocean beach fair and Chili Cook-off Street bash in June is another candy for the visitors, it is coupled with three-week Del Mar Fair, a mega county fair held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, with banner musical acts and hundreds of carnival rides. Moreover US Open Sandcastle Competition is held in Imperial Beach, south of Coronado in the mid-July. Hottest month of the year August is loaded with fun and fiesta, Hillcrest city Fest Street fair is held in one of San Diego’s chirpiest inner-city areas in August. The Gaslamp Quarter party scene follows in September during the San Diego Street Scene festival. Bright, colorful, decked boats floating in San Diego’s harbor will crackle firework in your soul with its fascinating vista. This Harbor parade of decorated, dazzling lit boats in December is the next big event else than Christmas with dozens of sparkling boats floating gracefully in San Diego’s harbor.

2. San Diego Attractions.

In addition to these stimulating occasions there are other awe-inspiring must see venues that’ll fill the thirst of your nature-loving eye and give solace to your soul with its miscellany. Room on the sun kissed beaches while leaving behind your footprints on the sandy banks of San Diego let the costal breeze brush through your hair though the mild dry desert air whisper lovely unwritten melodies to you. Feel one with water; let the blue green pure water wash your lethargy away.

Sea world.

Yap! It’s time to get wet. Get drenched in water with the “soak zone” at the stunning show at sea world. Sea world alone is enough exciting attractions for the San Diego visit. It’s worth coming to this place to be transfixed by these magnificent sea-animals entertainment. You got to come early not to miss anything, as there are long lines at this place. Plus there is show timing that of course you would hate to miss and it is only repeated twice daily. Shamu the sensational gray killer whale displays the masterpiece. The tricks played by Shamu are so graceful and absorbing that by the end of the show you’ll for sure fell in love with this magnificent creature of sea. Shamu-son of sea loves to splash water on audience as a souvenir to them from him on their visit to sea world. Seeing the popularity of Shamu, Shamu the killer whale has become an unofficial symbol of the city.

You can fulfill your dream of touching a dolphin. Who can resist loving such an adorable creature? Speculate a high-energy dolphin show with state of the art special effects. You can feed them or see others feeding them. Its main lead character the star dolly decorates the dolphin show. She stands like queen amongst other fellow dolphins. Furthermore penguins, the sea otters and seals also exhibit beguiling shows. You can have your marine life choreographed with all these special animals. A unique show of land’s pets going to water and showing tricks for water is also very thrilling. If you want to have tiny winy break from seeing shows the haunted house can give you a pause tied with thrill. Furthermore you can also watch penguins, seals, dolphins, sea otters and ferocious sharks swimming through the clear blue water. Food at Sea world works like a catalyst for your tour, any meal you get is superb in its quality.

Wild Arctic though a newer attraction at Sea World but equals in amusing visitors reviving the tradition of Sea world, it provides you a glance into life under the northern seas and ice flows. The main feature of this part is that it portrays the glacier image in full spirit; you can actually smell of ice and snow and icicle drip under the canopies, which is not less than a blessing in the scorching heat of summer. Another secret to Wild Arctic’s admiration is white beluga whale in the tank at underwater viewing area. Anyways I can safely says including all the wonders San Diego’s Sea world remains the kingdom of Shamu, this is a must visit place at least once in life. There are also “Cinderella carriages” available that’ll take you to a fairyland and seal your vision with charming sea view tour along the harbor. A water ski display will add in the variety of entertainment Sea world offers. The last but of course not the least the night firework show will leave breathless with its stupendous glory.

Contemporary art museum.

San Diego beaches are only about beautiful sunshine and surfing, definitely it has much more to offer. If you are not all time party-animal and would like to be mesmerized by the nature then array of these spectacular places will entangle your attention; with your visit to every new place your enthusiasm to see the next place will be enthralled. If you are interested in history or in a more intellectual contentment, the museum of Contemporary art is just the place for you. Surrounded by glamorous and picturesque suburb of La Jolla, Museum of contemporary   art  beholds brilliant collections of 1960s and 70s  pop   art  and minimalist, plus you can also scrutinize the conceptual works and cross-border art from San Diego and Tijuana. Besides this conventional type of museum you can see a more untraditional San Diego’s Maritime museum consisting of three ships. This museum contains educational tools for both adults as well as kids. These glorious vessels present an elevating vision to its audience.

San Diego Zoo.

San Diego Zoo’s world famous popularity is enough for its introduction. San Diego Zoo is standing proudly in the famous Balboa Park and is popular for a bouquet of activities. One of the main attractions of San Diego zoo is its collection of exotic animals fill you with pleasure. One day is not enough for Zoo; try to divide your tour to Zoo on two days to enjoy and see it fully. This zoo serves as real treat for kids. 10 bio-climatic zones from arctic tundra to rainforest make this Zoo more intriguing. San Diego Zoo is habitat of over 3000 animals ranging from small to endangered species of different animals. The zoo starts with plants and leads to different zones of zoo including the best part consisting on Pandas exhibition and then the huge diversity of exotic rare birds that are hard to find easily. It’s really great fun to see hippos swimming underwater through the glass-paned viewing area. You can also feed and touch plus enjoy watching the grandeur of jungle-tigers, gorillas and many more rare endangered species.

With Wild Park take a journey in to virtual world due to its geographical environment that is replicated in flora and fauna. Experience the cool sky train safari, which will provide you an overall fascinating view of Balboa Park. Gondola cars are worth taking once to feel the comfort of viewing the whole area while you mutely float along.

Mission Bay Park.

This park has San Diego’s biggest play ground. 27 miles of shoreline, 19 miles of sandy beaches, free parking, great playgrounds, picnic sites, barbecues, and basketball and volleyball courts what else you need? This place is a homeland of multiple activities like swimming, skating, bicycling, kayaking, jet skiing and waterskiing that gives fun to kids and adults. You can also take some sailing lessons, rent a boat, or play golf or tennis.

Or you can simply bask in the sun lying on the beach seeing the kids giggling on the sandy beach. Mission bay park up-to date you with helpful maps, it also have gift-shops where you can buy souvenir for your friends on your way back home.

Other places.

Besides these important places mentioned above there are still other awe-inspiring places to see. Fascinating scenic beauty will transport you in to a utopia. You should visit old Down Town San Diego to have peek in rich cultural background of this of the finest city of America. And also don’t miss these hit list places La Jolla, Cabrillo National Monument, Gaslamp Quarter, Hotel Del Coronado and Mission San Diego de Alcalá.

3. Kids event venues.

Whenever you plan vacations, the first thing that comes to your mind is what is there to interest kids where you are heading? Even most of the times we go on a holiday just for the kids so that they can enjoy, yes San Diego have a lot of potential to entertain kids of all ages along with adults at the same time.

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Better Than Going to the Movies

I recently just purchased my first condo with my fiancé Kyle down by the lakeshore. We’re both young professionals and figured it would be a good investment for the long term, something we could get a good return on somewhere down the road. It’s a great place; we have an awesome view of the lake below, and we’re literally nestled beneath the financial district in Toronto, getting to work has never been easier. It was a big jump for us, but we decided that having a space like this would be beneficial when we would want to sell and start a family elsewhere.

We’re not big on heading uptown, and to us, the suburbs are a place we’ll start heading to when we have kids. We also think anything past Bloor Street is a romp out of the city. Kyle and I like to eat out a lot, and we’re always looking for something new to do that isn’t that expensive. Nightclubs are a nice alternative some weekends, but it can get a little too much with the younger crowd around us, so we started looking around for other forms of entertainment.

The Scotiabank theatre isn’t too far away, but these days the price of a move, popcorn, and drinks can get a little hefty. We were getting a little exhausted with the usual routine of clubs, bars, and restaurants, so I suggested to Kyle that we should see some kind of performance art. He quickly suggested that we were not going to the opera or any form of ballet, so it was up to me to find some that could accommodate us both.

After a bit of searching, I found the The Second City theatre in Toronto. When I first met Kyle, he was always raving on about Doug and Bob McKenzie, so I thought I’d surprise him with some tickets to a Second City show.

At the moment, they’re playing “Barack to the Future“, the theatres 62nd main stage revue. After a few drinks at the condo, we strolled over for the show. What I hadn’t realized was that they have full table service at the theatre, so we were able to enjoy some finger foods and a few more drinks with our laughs.

The show was a great commentary on pop culture and current events. It seemed that the cast and crew were able to tailor the sketches to what was happening in the papers and tabloids at the moment. With the run up to the US general election, there was enough material that had us laughing and crying over their future Presidents.

By the end of the night, Kyle was all smiles; he particularly enjoyed the improv sketches where the audience was able to participate. After the show, the cast does another ten minutes of improv, giving the audience another chance to suggest ideas. It’s amazing how some of the cast members can be so quick on their feet.

What impressed me more was the idea that The Second City is still bustling with up and coming talent. Most people only know the comedy troupe for heavy weights like John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Catherine O’Hara, and it was good to see that there is a handful of comedians and actors that will hopefully shine at some point in the future.

Numerology Magic Square Talismans as Money Charms

Magic Squares make a potent talisman or charm for enhancing certain talents and abilities of their bearer. Numerology provides us with a powerful way to construct a personal money charm just for you. Let’s see how this can be done.

Date of Birth as a Sigil

In numerology and astrology, your Date of birth is a defining signature element for you. Your entire reading in both disciplines is built around this number. So, if I wish to construct a magic talisman using numbers and associate it’s power with you, using your date of birth in the charm is a natural way to build this association.

There are other means, such as using your name or signature in the talisman, but since I’m using numbers to construct the charm anyway, your date of birth makes a perfect sigil to represent you.

Yantra Magic Squares

Yantra magic squares are magic squares built using your date of birth, and your Life Path number as the top row of the square. They are powerful good luck charms for the person they are constructed for. But, they don’t necessarily attract wealth and riches to the person.

Eight – The Money Number

In numerology as well as other physic disciplines, eight is associated with money and riches. To specifically attract more money to a person, I can construct a magic square talisman where the rows and columns sum to a number which reduces to (8) using fadic addition. The numbers: 26, 35, 44, 53, 62, 71, 80, 98, and 107 all have this properity.

So, in order to create my talisman, I start with someone’s Yantra magic square, and then change the last box in the top row from their Life Path number, to a number which produces a square where the rows sum to (8).

Let’s look at an example to see my meaning.

Johnny Depp’s Money Talisman

Actor Johnny Depp was born on June 9th, 1963; so his Life Path number would be (7) as shown below.

Life Path = (06 + 09 + 1963) = (1978) = (1 + 9 + 7 + 8) = (25) = (7)

The first row of his Yantra Magic square we be his Month, Day, Year (less century) and his Life Path number, and would look like this:

( 6 )( 9 )( 63 )( 7 )

The row totals (85) which reduces to (4) by fadic addition. If I substitute a (2) in the last box on the row for his Life Path number of (7), then the resulting row will sum to (80) which will reduce to and (8) using fadic addition.

Making the substitution, and then calculating the rest of the Magic square by formula, I get the following:

( 6 )( 9 )( 63 )( 2 )

( 61 )( 4 )( 4 )( 11 )

( 3 )( 64 )( 8 )( 5 )

( 10 )( 3 )( 5 )( 62 )

Summary

So with a little work, I can create a (4 x 4) Yantra magic square focused on a particular person, and targeted to draw money and financial success to them.