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January 21, 2015

Your Drafty Window Wants A Blanket.

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?

January 16, 2015

What type of brush works best with oil-based paint?

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.

January 5, 2015

Capture your heat!

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:

January 4, 2015

Protect Yourself!

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.

January 3, 2015

Control the Temp!

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!

January 1, 2015

New Year. New Blog.

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.

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