Paint & Accessories

Paint & Accessories: New Nontoxic Options

November 1, 2017

Necessity has always been the mother of invention, and the green movement is no different. New products and manufacturing processes have been created to reduce or eliminate toxic components in everyday items like those listed below. Evolve®...

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Paint & Accessories: Innovations for the Pros

September 6, 2017

Some of the innovations seen at 2017 NHS were also geared toward the renovation professional, like these three products that can make a pros job easier and safer. King’s Harness. This 2017 Retailers’ Choice winner was invented by a...

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Paint & Accessories: Keeping Mold and Mildew Out

July 25, 2017

Specialty paints and paintable coatings can not only help prevent moisture issues before they happen, but can reduce or eliminate the after effects of moisture, such as mold and mildew. Kilz® Basement and Masonry Waterproofer. Basements have a...

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Paint & Accessories: Star-Spangled Accessories

July 5, 2017

These reliable and well-known American manufacturers offer products that are popular with pros and DIYers. Add-A-Handle: Providing the convenience and benefits of a cup holder or a shelf, this Made in America tool allows DIYers and pros to...

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Paint & Accessories: Systems That Shine

June 6, 2017

Many new paint products were introduced at the National Hardware Show® this year. Here are three products that were highlighted for their innovation. Golden Paintworks® Lifestyle Finishes. This company offers beautiful texture and faux...

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Paint & Accessories: Hand Protectors

May 2, 2017

A painter’s most valuable tool is not a ladder or even rollers or brushes. It’s their hands. The following products protect hands and arms, so pros can do their job in comfort. Freehand DIY Anti-Fatigue Paint Brush Handle from GalaxG Tools....

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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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