Sometimes we leave paint lids open for a little too long. Let’s face it, opening and closing lids during a big paint job isn’t very convenient. But what ends up happening is that within a short amount of time our paint dries out and turns into a solid mass, effectively ruining the entire paint jar. This happens due to a process called oxidation, where the material comes in contact with air.
Prevent your paint from solidifying by having a piece of aluminum foil ready next to the paint bucket. When you finish using the bucket just put the aluminum foil on the tin while blowing air into the bucket — this will cause the air inside it to get replaced with carbon dioxide and keep the paint inside wet and ready for use!
Boost Seed Growth With Aluminum
Like most tiny growing things, baby seedlings need all the help they can get to turn into big adult plants. If you want to help your seeds grow faster into healthy plants, you can give them a serious boost by using some aluminum foil. When planting your seeds, create tiny aluminum foil planters to cover and place your seeds in, in order to give them some extra sunlight.
This will help your seeds grow faster and blossom into the great plants that they are meant to be. We highly recommend this habit if you have a green thumb and are going to be planting seeds because these little guys need the sun as much as we need water.
Protect Your Credit Cards
Regardless of how much money you may have in your bank account, hackers and thieves will target anyone. In recent years, a new trend has begun. Wireless credit card thieves use magnetic signals to steal your money without ever touching you. They do this by using proximity devices that scan and use your credit cards.
You can easily prevent this type of theft by wrapping your wallet in aluminum foil. This will completely isolate your credit cards and any other electronic device from external communication, being the equivalent of putting your wallet in an underground safe. Who knew that aluminum foil could actually protect your bank account?
Keep Your Child’s Mattress Perfectly Clean
Changing sheets nightly is an inevitable part of being a parent. Diapers don't always hold as much as we want them to, bottles drip, and babies make messes. Sheets can be washed but what about the mattresses underneath? You might ask yourself exactly what trick there is here, but in fact, it's actually very simple. Just wrap your mattress with aluminum foil before putting the sheets on - this will not make it any less comfortable for the child and will make sure that fluids don't seep into it.
Once your child has mastered going to the bathroom on their own, you can remove the aluminum foil and let them enjoy the bed without extra protection.
Hide Worn Spots In Mirrors
When mirrors begin to wear out and lose their reflecting abilities in odd places, that definitely puts a "dent" in our day. Nobody needs a daily reminder that their mirror isn't as perfect as it used to be, but at the same time, nobody has the patience to go out and buy a new one. This is where aluminum foil could come in very handy due to its reflective ability.
When you have dents and cracks in your mirror, you can actually put a flat piece of aluminum right behind the glass. Just use some tape in the back to stick the aluminum to the mirror. Prepare to be amazed as the beautiful and perfect look it once had is restored to your mirror!