Cleaning, For The Home

Safe Green Cleaning Recipes

Safe Green Cleaning Recipes Most cleaning products contain various chemical ingredients such as detergents, disinfectants, surfactants, solvents, corrosion inhibitors, fragrances, and preservatives. Some of these chemicals are classified as corrosives, irritants, sensitizers, carcinogens, or neurotoxic agents. These can be harmful to your health and the environment. Cleaning manufactures are required by the EPA to list ingredients that are active disinfectants…

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Paint

Battle of the Brushes: Purdy vs. Wooster

BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES: PURDY VS. WOOSTER DOES THE BRUSH QUALITY REALLY MATTER? Yes. Brush quality definitely matters. Working as a Paint Department Manager, I feel responsible for recommending products that work as good as the company claims. If you’ve ever stood in front of the paint brush section trying to figure out which brush would be best for your application,…

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For The Home, Paint Colors

Benjamin Moore Neutral Color Schemes

Benjamin Moore Neutral Colors & Color Schemes Benjamin Moore neutral colors are timeless. They’re an atmospheric and inciting choice- subtle, nuanced colors for any time and every space. Home-buyers are continuing to express that gray colors are their preferred interior paint color. Gray walls present a modern atmosphere, with a fresh and familiar feel. It also compliments a wide range of…

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For The Home

How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter? What exactly is a furnace filter? Furnace filters have multiple purposes. They protect the furnace and clean the air circulating through the house which contributes to good health and well-being. Yes, your furnace filter keeps your home safe by blocking household pollutants! That’s why it’s important to get a high quality furnace…

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Paint

Popular Front Door Paint Colors

Popular Front Door Paint Colors If you’re like me, I have a hard time making decisions so when it comes to picking a color for the front door, I know that if I don’t like the color, I can paint it again! I always suggest taking multiple paint color chips home, to look at them in your personal lighting. Once…

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For The Home

Most Popular Kitchen Counter Top Options For 2018

Kitchen Counter Top Options Choosing the perfect kitchen counter top can be overwhelming, and expensive! Before diving into a kitchen remodel, check out the pros and cons of the most popular kitchen counter top options. Concrete Photo by Trueform Concrete  The neat thing about concrete countertops is that they’re highly customizable. You can choose any stain color and texture. Concrete…

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Stain

Protective Finishes

What’s the difference between protective finishes like lacquer, varnish, polyurethane and shellac? This is a great question because these terms are often used interchangeably to reference a final top coat or protective finish. Each of these products differ from each other and should not be used interchangeably. However, these products are all classified as protective finishes. It’s important to know which…

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For The Home, Paint

How To Pick The Perfect Paint Color

How To Pick The Perfect Paint Color Have you ever had the privilege of picking out paint colors? It can be very overwhelming, yet rewarding at the same time. Working as a Paint Department Manager for the last 3 years, I’ve been able to help many customers pick out the perfect paint color, using these tips. 1. Get a feel…

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For The Home, Paint

The Truth About Paint and Primer In One

The Truth About Paint and Primer In One Let me start by saying, I’m absolutely not a fan of paint and primer in one, because it’s false advertising and misleading. I won’t mention the brand name, but one paint company that I sell, mailed out new labels for their paint cans. The old labels said 100% acrylic latex enamel .…

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