After finally deciding on the perfect color of paint for the walls of your living room, you realize you aren’t sure how much paint you need to purchase. Hmmm…
Our house was built in 1920 and it has some drafty windows, even with storm windows installed. While we are working on replacing a few at a time [super expensive!] I’ve tried to come up with some short-term alternatives that don’t break the bank. The latest solution is using a stylish throw blanket to cover the window. Living in Maine, who doesn’t have a stash of these?
Natural bristles are best for most oil-based finishes, such as varnishes and stains. The bristle has naturally split ends [called “flags”], which help hold the paint in the brush allowing it to be released throughout the stroke instead of all at once. Basically this means they leave fewer brush marks.
High-Gloss is just a formal term for shiny. High-gloss paints are great for high-traffic areas because they provide a tough finish that resists water and grease, and is washable.
Wrangling extension cords that keep coming apart? Tie them together to keep them from unplugging.
Alright, it’s certainly not getting warmer out there [at least not for a couple more months!] More tips to help you save energy used for heating your home:
When changing utility knife blades, wrap the old blade in a piece of tape before you throw it away. This will protect you from the sharp edges of the blade later when packing down the garbage or taking out the trash.
Brrrr. It’s wicked cold out there. While it’s awfully tempting to crank up the heat, here are a couple of tips to save energy, which is better for the environment and saves you cash!
If you ding your wood in the course of your work, use a damp white cloth and a clothes iron to lightly steam out the dent.
Our team of home improvement professionals have always taken our job seriously- to provide the best in-store support for your home improvement projects. No question is dumb AND we love a good challenge. This year, we’ve decided to try to extend our knowledge sharing by starting this blog. It’s a space to share tips, inspiration and guidance.