Friday, 22 June 2012

It Pays To Be Nosey!

If you have a Dollshouse like me, you'll know that dust is a persistent  problem. The trellis and bench which I kit-bashed a few weeks ago looked lovely sat in the garden of my dh but slowly and surely it has gathered dust. I have a large blusher brush that I bought just for dusting but it can't get into all the nooks and crannies and if you are too vigorous with it you run the risk of damaging something, likewise using the vax runs the risk of something shooting up the tube to be lost forever in the vortex of dog hair and dust. Oh I know the trick of an old pair of tights over the end of the tube but it wasn't to my satisfaction as I couldn't get up close and personal enough. I even tried one of those desktop ones that are supposed to clear your keyboard of crumbs when you've been eating at your desk, but quite frankly it didn't have enough "suck power". Was I destined to have a permanently dusty dh? 

And then I went into an office a couple of weeks ago, in the block that I clean, and it was being used to repair PC's. There were computer parts everywhere and an aerosol can, (empty)  closer inspection, I'm nosey, revealed it to be a tin of compressed air that, the blurb told me, was for cleaning watches and delicate machinery. I didn't know such a thing existed, but I had the evidence in my hands, was this the answer to my prayers?

When I got home I asked Steve if he had heard of it, after all he repairs car parts and electricals, but he looked at me as if he was waiting for the punchline. A quick search on E-bay and I found what I was looking for. Get it ordered! It came at the beginning of the week and joy of joys!! It worked a treat. My roses look as good as the day I first painted them and the whole thing looks new and shiny, I AM NOT destined to have a dusty dh. So if you have a dust problem go and buy some, and if I'm not imparting any thing new and you already knew about this, SHAME on you for not passing it around!

I bought mine here  Compressed Air Duster.

See you later.....


  1. thanks for the tip they also have it on Amazon too

    Marisa :)

  2. Now that I know about it Marisa I'm seeing it everywhere! but perhaps that is because I now know what it is for. LOL

  3. What a great tip Chelle! I am just resurrecting many dolls houses that have been stored in the garage for over ten years and they are filthy.....

  4. Glad to be of help! It works a treat.

  5. I have heard of them but been unable to find any in the shops and it's no good ordering one from overseas - they can't be shipped. I know they do sell them in Australia but I haven't found them. It's great to have it confirmed that they work well - thanks for that! Sandie