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Stainless : Australia's Bestselling Domestic Guru Shows You How to Solve Stains Yourself - Shannon Lush

Stainless

Australia's Bestselling Domestic Guru Shows You How to Solve Stains Yourself

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Using her encyclopaedic knowledge of stain-fighting formulas and chemical reactions, Shannon guides you through all you need to know to be able to diagnose and treat stains safely and effectively.

You will soon be an expert stain detective, and just like Shannon you’ll be able to:

  • work out the surface that’s been stained
  • identify the stain
  • determine which solvents are going to work
  • decide what method to use
  • know what to do if you stuff it up!
In a clear and conversational style, Shannon explains the uses for each of the items in your essential cleaning kit, and shares loads of her tried-and-true grime-fighting formulas.

Stainless is absolutely packed full of information that will help you clean anything and everything in your home, without resorting to expensive sprays and solutions from the supermarket. There are even recipes for making your own inexpensive cosmetics, dyes, insecticides, fertilisers and more!

About The Author

Shannon Lush is a fine arts restorer with a passion for handy household hints. The massive success of Spotless, Speedcleaning and How To Be Comfy have made her and co-author Jennifer Fleming a publishing phenomenon. Shannon writes for magazines and newspapers and is regularly heard on ABC Local Radio across the country.

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5.0

A very informative book

By Jenny

from Perth Australia

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Easy To Understand
  • Innovative Ideas
  • Reliable Information
  • Rich Resource
  • Simple Browsing
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about Stainless:

    I have several of Shannon Lush books and they are a great reference. Have also introduced my daughter who has 3 children to the cheaper options of cleaning and have bought books for her also.

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    4.0

    Great gift idea

    By Deb

    from Medowie

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    Pros

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    • Reliable Information

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      • Gift
      • Reference

      Comments about Stainless:

      I have been using vinegar and bicarb to clean for ages but have picked up other healthy ways to deal with cleaning and stains within my home and love it. I also love the more natural insect repellant sachets for the pantry and my clothes drawers.

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      Shannon Lush

      It all began back on ABC local radio. Shannon Lush the listener used to call in regularly with advice for other listeners who had nasty stains or spills or broken bits or bobs in their homes. She was so informative that she eventually became a regular expert guest on the show.

      Shannon knows how to clean or fix virtually anything. She can clearly explain how to unshrink a woollen jumper or rescue the black charred frying pan you were about to throw away. She can identify mysterious moulds and marks, bizarre blots and spots. This led to her first book, Spotless, co-written with Jennifer Fleming, which sold over 650,000 copies and is now a household bible.

      Shannon is an artist and fine arts restorer who works in 27 different mediums. She has a passion for old-fashioned chemistry and loves testing handy hints, always avoiding chemical laden products in favour of more traditional ingredients such as bi-carb soda, vinegar and lavender oil.

      She has the ability to turn stain removal into fascinating science experiments: ink on your shirt? You need rotting milk. Toddler’s banana on your dress? A pair of wet pantyhose will work wonders. Her tips on everything, from how to organise your fridge to cleaning your house in 15 minutes come like an epiphany, opening up the possibility of a world with less stress and dysfunction and more harmony and calm. Shannon says that a properly organised home will make for a more harmonious life.

      Her expertise on stain removal has turned her into an extraordinary phenomenon appealing equally to a male and female audience. Four more bestsellers followed Spotless, all co-written with her partner in grime, Jennifer Fleming: Speedcleaning, How to be Comfy, Save and Spotless 2.

      If you think these publications are only about cleaning and stain removal – you’re wrong. They’re about teaching people new systems so they can run an efficient household themselves. Disorder and mess waste time and cause frustration and stress.

      Shannon’s methods promise to free you up. Thanks to Shannon, you can stop dreaming of escaping to boutique hotels and tropical-island resorts… and make your own home a haven of domestic bliss. And you’ll be surprised how simple and fun it can be.

      Shannon launches her television career with Lush House for The LifeStyle Channel. The 10-part series visits families in their homes to help them clean up and get organised.

      Visit Shannon Lush's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780733327919
      ISBN-10: 0733327915
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 288
      Published: 1st May 2010
      Publisher: ABC Books
      Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 13.0  x 2.8
      Weight (kg): 0.29