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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 […]

Paint…For Your Appliances?

Paint…For Your Appliances?

A while back I looked into countertop paint for a more inexpensive way to change an aspect of my redecorated kitchen. I found myself then perusing the Rustoleum site, looking at all the different kinds of products they had to offer. However, one stuck out to me in an odd […]

Precision Painting with FrogTape

Precision Painting with FrogTape

Keeps Paint Out. Keeps Lines Sharp. This is the motto of FrogTape that sounds easier than it is as anyone who has ever painted knows. FrogTape could be the next generation of painter’s tape that according to them works best with today’s water-based latex paint that has a higher viscosity […]

Chalk It To Me

Chalk It To Me

I never really got on the chalkboard craze bandwagon, but ever since Hudson Paint introduced their palette of 20 colors, I think I’m a convert. At $25 a quart, I’m having trouble trying to decide where I want to try out it out. On the inside of my kitchen cabinets […]

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Dunn-Edwards was showing at the 2010 Builders’ Show in a big way as their new line of low-odor, zero-VOC paint called Enso was debuting and was used to paint the interior of the 2010 NextGen Home on display at the Builders’ Show. Thinking back to when we toured the NextGen […]

BEHR Paint Demo at Builders’ Show 2010

BEHR Paint Demo at Builders’ Show 2010

The BEHR paint booth at IBS 2010 made great use of their space. Paint cans floating by parachute added whimsy that most displays were lacking and we loved the little BEHR model truck. They also made use of an interactive touch display which made finding a BEHR paint distributor almost […]