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Speed Up Your Paint Drying Times With These Smart Tips

Posted By: Tony Published: 02/11/2019 Times Read: 930 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: 790 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: 5988 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: 7080 Comments 0

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ECOS Project Pick: DIY Rustic Console

Posted By: ECOS Published: 07/27/2016 Times Read: 982 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: 2650 Comments 5

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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The Easiest DIY Rain Barrels and How to Paint Them

Posted By: ECOS Published: 06/17/2016 Times Read: 9592 Comments 1

Starting the process of collecting rainwater is a piece of cake with these 5 easiest DIY rainbarrel tutorials (and step-by-step instructions for painting!)

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40+ DIY Bird Perches & Toys

Posted By: ECOS Published: 01/27/2016 Times Read: 4551 Comments 0

Birds need to play and explore to be truly happy, so give your feathered friends some extra fun with these DIY bird projects.

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100+ DIY Wonderful Wooden Gifts

Posted By: ECOS Published: 12/09/2015 Times Read: 1667 Comments 1

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An Unbelievable 22 Room Painted Birdhouse Makeover

Posted By: ECOS Published: 11/19/2015 Times Read: 1205 Comments 0

Do you have a birdhouse project that needs durable paint that's safe for the birds? ECOS Paints was the perfect choice for this unbelievable birdhouse!

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