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  • Kobalt 24V MAX Power Tools Pricing Released

    We recently shared with you the debut of Kobalt’s 24V MAX line of redesigned power tools available exclusively at Lowe’s. Now, just a week ahead of the public launch, we have the…

  • Test Out New Wall Color With Small Wall

    We’ve all been through the same process — you want to change the color of a room, but you’re not sure which shade to pick, or how it will look in…

  • Top 5 Eco-Friendly Painting Tools

    Sure, you can pick up some low-VOC, environmentally friendly paint. But have you ever thought about your painting tools and supplies? Those brushes, rollers, tarps and cleaning solutions can add to…

  • Paint On Your Wallpaper With Rollerwall

    For living in an ancient house with plaster walls, I have an unnatural desire to wallpaper my very uneven vertical spaces. I’ve looked at different ways to make wallpaper happen, yet…

  • 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…

  • Cheap and Easy Way to Test for Lead Paint

    We’ve heard all about the hazards of lead paint and have covered how to remove it. Sometimes I find myself thinking twice about certain pieces of furniture that I find at…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • The Wall Wizard’s Painting Secrets

    In addition to hundreds of exhibitors, the annual Greater Kansas City Home Show and Flower, Lawn and Garden Show offers several seminars including painting and faux finish techniques from Brian Santos,…

  • Roller Nap Choices Make a Difference

    Just as paint brush bristle type is dependent on type of paint used, the same applies to roller naps. + Nylon and wool blend naps are to be used with alkyd…

  • Protect Your Rooms When Painting with Zipwalls

    When you are short on workspace and must work in environments that are sensitive to dust or paint particles you have other options besides covering everything with tarps. Check out the…