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Hands On with Husqvarna Chainsaws, Blowers, Trimmers and Mowers

Hands On with Husqvarna Chainsaws, Blowers, Trimmers and Mowers

I spent the day with Husqvarna testing all of their outdoor power equipment. It was blazing hot but well worth the sweat.

Milwaukee Boosts Their REDLITHIUM Batteries Again!

Milwaukee Boosts Their REDLITHIUM Batteries Again!

Milwaukee has improved on their already solid lithium-ion batteries by releasing a 6th generation that is 2X more runtime and 2X more recharges

IBS Behind the Booth with Formica

IBS Behind the Booth with Formica

See how Formica will celebrate their 100th anniversary at the Builders Show in Las Vegas

Our Inaugural Run With FrogTape

Our Inaugural Run With FrogTape

About a year ago the blogosphere was all abuzz about FrogTape, a new painters’ tape product with paint-blocking technology purported to stop paint from bleeding under the tape. With that in mind, the point of the tape was to ensure straight, clean, professional paint lines to assist with nearly every […]

Would You Try Edible Spray Paint?

Would You Try Edible Spray Paint?

File this one under the “What will they think of next?” category. And yes, you read the post title right: today we’re talking about edible spray paint. Thanks to the team at Shelterrific for alerting us to this fascinating product, created by a food cooperative called The Deli Garage. Food […]

House Beautiful Launches Favorite Paint Colors App

House Beautiful Launches Favorite Paint Colors App

When it comes to paint, color is the biggest deciding factor on what you’ll get. And with so many hues available, it can be a daunting selection process! Now, thanks to House Beautiful’s new 500+ Favorite Paint Colors app, you can “confidently choose the best paint color for your space,” […]

Introducing Graham & Brown Paint

Introducing Graham & Brown Paint

With wallpaper becoming all the rage in home decor circles, you can often find yourself stressing about details you may never have considered before. You may want to wallpaper a space with uneven walls. You may want to make a bold statement with some off-the-wall paper, but not know where […]

KILZ Clean Start Zero-Voc Primer

KILZ Clean Start Zero-Voc Primer

KILZ has introduced a zero-voc interior/exterior primer, sealer and stainblocker called KILZ Clean Start. It’s also low odor and and water based and cleans easily with soap and water. If you plan on re-painting a wall you should definitely take the time to use a primer to ensure the best […]

NeverFade Paint A Sure Bet For Exterior Projects

NeverFade Paint A Sure Bet For Exterior Projects

One of the best ways to increase your home’s curb appeal (and give it a whole new look) is by painting the exterior. And if you’re looking for a paint that can withstand tough temperatures and the elements, NeverFade paint is up for the job. Introduced by APV Engineered Coatings […]

Painting Stripes Made Easy With U-Stripe-It & Design

Painting Stripes Made Easy With U-Stripe-It & Design

Painted stripes have a transformative power. Wide, colorful stripes add a bit of whimsy to a room, while narrow, more muted lines exude a certain sophistication. Yet when it comes to actually painting stripes, the precision work can often be tedious and time-consuming. Enter the U-Stripe-It & Design tool! Created […]

Unique Wallpaper Honors Space Travel

Unique Wallpaper Honors Space Travel

After designer Elizabeth Kelly of Studio Print Works bought an old farmhouse, she became enamored with the crumbling wallpaper left behind in a boy’s room. She saved several pieces and approached Studio Print Works to recreate the images, resulting in a new wallpaper collection called “Blast Off.” Part of the […]

Choosing Low VOC Paint

Choosing Low VOC Paint

VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are carbon based compounds that readily vaporize into the air and as they enter the air they produce ozone which causes indoor air pollution and can lead to many nasty health issues including nausea, headaches, irritable eyes. VOC’s have also been linked to cancers such as […]

Transform A Wall With Dry-Erase Paint

Transform A Wall With Dry-Erase Paint

I’ve long thought about using a can of chalkboard paint to transform my overly large water closet door into a scribble-friendly service. A new discovery from MDC Wallcoverings has me re-thinking that plan. If you prefer markers to chalk, IdeaPaint’s tabrasa is a must-have item. The water-based paint transforms a […]

Colorful Wood Stains

Colorful Wood Stains

Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to their wood tones with great colors for the outdoors. Their stains have been developed to stand up to sun, […]

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

Nowadays, people have been changing their lifestyles. They are now finding other ways to live healthily without hurting the environment. Over the years, companies and individuals started to make products that people can use just like the others but has no damaging effect in nature. More and more homeowners and […]

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Recently Ace Hardware introduced a new line of paint called Royal Finest. This new interior paint claims to be both eco-friendly and features stain resistant Scotchgard Protector. This could be the perfect paint for high-traffic areas as well as for homes with young children and messy adults. Ace Royal Finest […]

PaintSmart Trayz Solve the Ladder Issue

PaintSmart Trayz Solve the Ladder Issue

New to market at the Hardware Show are the PaintSmart Trayz. This product allows you to paint while on a ladder without having to balance a can or a tray on the ladder shelf. The PaintSmart Trayz hangs vertically from the opposite rung on a ladder so you can conveniently […]

Speed Drops: Drop, Kick, Paint

Speed Drops: Drop, Kick, Paint

Zibra, a manufacturer of various home improvement products, has developed a convenient and simple alternative to the canvas dropcloth used to protect floors during painting projects. We had an opportunity to check out the Speed Drops at the National Hardware Show and agree it can be a great solution for […]

Review: Ryobi ONE+ Cordless Power Paint Sprayer

Review: Ryobi ONE+ Cordless Power Paint Sprayer

We recently had an opportunity to test out one of the coolest painting tools available right now, the Ryobi ONE+ 18V Power Paint Sprayer. The Ryobi is the only cordless paint sprayer in its class and it’s powered by an 18V lithium-ion battery which is compatible with the full line […]

EZ-Twist PaintStick: No Tray Needed

EZ-Twist PaintStick: No Tray Needed

Painting can be a messy affair and drips usually occur as you are reloading your brush or roller via a can or paint tray. The EZ-Twist PaintStick is a new product from HomeRight that allows you to paint without the need for a messy tray. Here’s how it works: Attach […]

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

One of the revelations from last year’s Hardware Show was the Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush System. Designed with the consultation of physical therapists, the ‘Green Toad’ system uses a 360-degree, rotating head system that locks in eight different positions. It allows anyone to paint at an angle that’s most […]