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Primed and Ready: Why Wall Primer is Essential

Posted By: Tony Published: 04/23/2019 Times Read: 475 Comments 0

Before you start painting a new color on the walls, you'll have one more task to do: prime. But you might be wondering, what IS wall primer? And do I really HAVE to use it?

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Starting a DIY Project? Consider These Odorless Paint Benefits

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/22/2019 Times Read: 415 Comments 0

In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home. But in addition to choosing the colors for your painting project, you'll also have to choose the right type of paint. Odorless paints have countless benefits over traditional paints, and many of them are unknown to even savvy DIY homeowners. Here are just a few benefits of odorless paints that everyone should know about before purchasing paints for their next project.

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Four Things to Find Out Before You Start a Painting Projet

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/11/2019 Times Read: 324 Comments 0

A fresh coat of paint brings a brand new look to any area. But there is no underestimating the importance of irritants and chemicals when used in different types of paints and wall primers. Sometimes the solvents used in these products are so strong that they are overpowering. Here are four things to find out before you start your next painting project.

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3 Primer Mistakes You May Not Know You're Making

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/11/2019 Times Read: 328 Comments 0

In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home, but regardless of the colors you plan to add to your walls or furniture, knowing how to carry out the painting project correctly is vital to the end result. This is particularly true when it comes to primers. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when working with primer.

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Speed Up Your Paint Drying Times With These Smart Tips

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/11/2019 Times Read: 376 Comments 0

Taking on new painting projects are fun, but they can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Zillow's 2017 Paint Colors Analysis found that homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,400 more than expected. But for those who are impatient, waiting for paint to dry can seem to take ages. Fortunately, you don't always have to play such a long waiting game -- there are several tricks you can use to your advantage to speed the drying process. Here are just a few tips to try to expedite the drying process of your next painting project.

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Polyurethane Wood Floor Vapor and Fume Prevention: What Homeowners Should Know

Posted By: Tony Published: 12/21/2018 Times Read: 387 Comments 0

As we've discussed in past blog posts, polyurethane fumes can have negative health effects on people and pets of all ages. In fact, studies have shown that levels of several volatile organic compounds average two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, and when inhaled they can contribute to several health problems. And while many homeowners assume that avoiding polyurethane fumes is as easy as buying low VOC paints, it's also important to keep flooring materials in mind. Here's what homeowners need to know about preventing polyurethane fumes and vapors from wood floor applications.

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10 Unexpectedly Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

Posted By: ECOS Published: 12/09/2016 Times Read: 4931 Comments 0

Wondering how you can decrease your winter utility bills and keep your house warmer? These winterization tips will save you money and help the earth!

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7 Easy Home Improvement DIYs

Posted By: ECOS Published: 10/07/2016 Times Read: 5049 Comments 0

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ECOS Project Pick: DIY Rustic Console

Posted By: ECOS Published: 07/27/2016 Times Read: 571 Comments 0

Today's ECOS Project Pick: DIY Rustic Console from Ashley of Handmade by Ashley! This DIY Console is made easy, with a great tutorial AND free plans!

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Your Complete Guide to Vegetable Container Gardening

Posted By: ECOS Published: 07/13/2016 Times Read: 910 Comments 0

A vegetable garden is not out of reach, even without any yard space! We've got all the necessary info for starting your very own veggie container garden.

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