12 Must Have Painting Tools

Having the proper paints tools is the key to an efficient quality finished project. You don’t need to have all kinds of fancy painting gadgets and accessories, just the one’s most pro painters use every day. An Actual Paint Can Opener While you can pry open paint cans with a screwdriver in a pinch, you’re bound to damage the lid and affect the seal of the can when you re-close it. You’re much better off purchasing a paint can opener. When the painting day is complete it doubles as a beer bottle opener. Use Painter's Tape Painter’s tape has a less aggressive adhesive than ordinary masking tape. Since it sticks so well it will tear as your removing it and make the simple job of tape removal mu

Is Your TV Ready For Football Season?

It’s time to get your TV ready for football season. If you plan to host a party for any Televised occasion (PPV, MMA, March Madness, Super Bowl), you’ll definitely want to make sure that your TV is ready. I’ve compiled some easy ways to ensure your TV is in the right place and that your TV is all set to go. Get your TV at the right height When you’re at the movies, the best theaters situate their seating so that most of the viewers are looking at the middle of the screen, and even slightly down at the screen. Unless you actually enjoy getting a stiff neck, you’ll want to not place your TV too high at home either. Use your eye level (when seated) as a guide: measure the distance from the flo

What to Consider Before Buying a New Garage Door

A good garage door will last a very long time. So it makes sense to spend a little extra time and effort making the best choice possible. Get a Quote in-person Ordering a garage door over the phone or online is asking for trouble. Every garage is a little different, and a knowledgeable salesperson or installer will check details like opening size and shape, headroom and side clearance, and even help you make design decisions. And if something does go wrong, there won’t be any question about whose fault it is. A new 16-ft. door will cost anywhere from $800 to $8,000. Wood Doors Real wood doors look fantastic when they’re new. However they take a lot of time and money maintaining them. Natural

Dishwashers Save on Energy and Money

According to a recent survey by the U.S Energy Information Administration around 20% of Americans aren’t using their dishwasher. If you fall in that 20% you are wasting a lot of money. Some people have a misconception that dishwashers use more water than hand washing dishes in the sink. This is false! If you wash your dishes by hand, you’re wasting water, time and your dishes aren’t really getting clean. In fact, you shouldn’t even pre-rinse your dishes — the dishwasher will do it for you much more efficiently. Dishwasher vs. hand washing How much can you really save by using your dishwasher? If you have an energy-efficient appliance, you can expect to, cut your utility bills by more than $4

August Maintenance Guide

The days of summer are great for enjoying the garden and getting organized for fall. August is a great month to enjoy the end of summer. Days are hot, and many people choose August as the perfect month to leave on one last summer vacation before the school year begins. If you enjoy working in the garden, you’ll find that August is a great time of year to harvest fruits and vegetables, trim back foliage and tend the soil. Watering may be occupying much of your time. Inside the home you might find it to be a good time to get organized before the fall. Cleaning out closets, donating unused items, and cleaning under the bed can be a great way to get a handle on clutter. You might also want to ma

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