Paint & Accessories

Rerporting from the National Hardware Show – Central Hall

May 3, 2016

Hardware & Tools Power tool batteries have seen the most improvement in 2015 and 2016. At the Show, retailers should look for power tool batteries with extended life, increased performance in below zero degrees Fahrenheit conditions, wireless...

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Restoring Hardwood Floors

April 6, 2016

Hardwood floors can take a beating on a daily basis, especially in high-traffic areas. Over time, this can lead to scratches, scuffs and finish wear that can make a consumer’s home look less than its best. Luckily, retailers can carry a wide...

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Paint Additives

March 23, 2016

Most consumers know paint is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to change the look of a room. However, in order to achieve that professionally painted or designer look, or to fix specific problem areas, incorporating additives into the paint...

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Products that Mimic Aged Wood

February 24, 2016

The use of reclaimed wood in decorative projects has become one of the hottest trends over the last year. But for consumers, good quality reclaimed lumber isn’t always easy to source, or is cost-prohibitive. Luckily, there are several products...

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New Designs in Paint Containers

January 27, 2016

One of the easiest ways for homeowners to update the look of their home is through applying a fresh coat of paint. Occasionally, however, the thought of having to climb up and down ladders or continuously bend over to load a brush with paint...

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New Door Hinge and Glass Masks

January 6, 2016

For homeowners, one of the easiest ways to dramatically change the look of a room is with paint, however painting can sometimes take more time than expected if there are multiple surfaces that have to be taped off prior to cracking open the first...

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Decorating Walls with Tape

December 23, 2015

For some, décor limitations exist. Apartment dwellers and dorm residents are oftentimes restricted from dramatically changing the look of their spaces; there are rules against painting the walls, hanging picture frames, or installing shelves....

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Latest in Furniture Refinishing Products

December 23, 2015

When the holiday season passes, many consumers start to think about home improvement and decor projects, including finally getting around to refinishing that yard sale find or sprucing up a cherished piece of furniture that may have become a bit...

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Microbe-Killing Paint

December 9, 2015

Maintaining a germ and mold free interior environment can take many forms. Most commonly, antibacterial cleansers and high-quality air filters and purifiers are used for the job, however, mold and germ resistance or elimination has been incorporated...

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Wall Paint Treatment Trends for 2016

December 2, 2015

Personalizing rooms using decorative paint techniques is nothing new, but consumers do look for new trends in how to add those special touches to create drama in an otherwise basic paint job. For 2016, retailers can suggest some of the following...

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