Quick DIY Organization and Storage Solutions
Oct29

Quick DIY Organization and Storage Solutions

We’re always looking for clever ways to get and stay organized. Here are two ideas we just love! Fast and Super Easy Kitchen Manual Storage If you’re the “stick it in a drawer” type (and we were, until we saw this) … stop! Here’s an easy DIY that’s fast and keeps the manuals for your kitchen appliances and bath fixtures handy but out of the way. Just slip them into a locking plastic bag and...

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Painting Tip About Masking
Oct09

Painting Tip About Masking

Why does the paint on my freshly painted wall peel off when I remove the masking tape from the trimmed areas? Masking tape or even “Painter’s tape” may tend to stick to fresh coatings if not removed shortly after painting or pulled improperly from the surface. When the paint is applied to the walls, it will inevitably cover over the tape as well. As the paint starts to dry, it will start to adhere to the wall as well as the...

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Paint and Primer in one product… Is That Real?
Oct09

Paint and Primer in one product… Is That Real?

Do paint products that are considered a “Paint and Primer” in one product actually have primer mixed in? No. These types of products do not actually have primer mixed into them. The “Paint and Primer” products use quality resins that allow for good adhesion. This helps to eliminate the use of primers in most circumstances. Please note that primers may be needed in special cases. Contact us about specific painting situations as there...

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Painting Question… Is This Latex or Alkyd?
Oct09

Painting Question… Is This Latex or Alkyd?

You can take some denatured alcohol or fingernail polish on a cloth and lightly rub it on an inconspicuous test area. If the paint softens and is easily removed, then it is a latex paint. If the paint does not really seem to be affected by the test, it is typically an alkyd coating.

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You Can Do It Best… By Yourself!
Oct05

You Can Do It Best… By Yourself!

Why don’t you give the guy a call that does that? Because you don’t need that guy! You can absolutely do it yourself. It’s true, DIY isn’t as hard as some would make you believe. We suggest leaving the electrical work and the water work to the electricians and plumbers, but anything else, why not… give it a try, just go slow, investigate and enjoy yourself. You’ll find it’s not so difficult and you’ll be able to tell y our...

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