Bubbled Caulk: What It Means & How to Prevent It

The Cause Caulk bubbles can originate from trapped air in the cartridge, caused by manufacturing or air leaking in through an uncovered cartridge tip, or from trapped water underneath the caulk that is vaporizing under the surface of the film of the caulk.

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FYI: Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile -Is There Really a Difference?

Image: Wikihow The short answer- yes. There is something close to a world of difference going by the stats listed by HomeThangs.com . Porcelain is a term that is used loosely to describe varying qualities of tile to scale up the price, but the formal definition is light-colored tile made from clay with meager iron … Continue reading FYI: Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile -Is There Really a Difference?

Industry News: Best & Worst Home Improvement Projects to Invest In

Source: sunfloweryarns.com According to the Cost vs. Value Report of 2014 done by the Lowry Team, an award winning real estate team based in Cincinnati, there are a number of home improvement projects that may regain all, if not more, of the value back on cost investment in materials, labor, etc. when selling a home. … Continue reading Industry News: Best & Worst Home Improvement Projects to Invest In

Product 101: Create-A-Color™ Caulk Coloring System Kit: Getting Optimal Results

Red Devil’s Create-A-Color Caulk is a quality formulation that has excellent adhesion, mildew resistant, interior and exterior performance, low odor and water clean-up. The advantageous formulation aside, there are methods and tips for ensuring an ideal finish. Get the most out of your Create-A-Color Caulk Coloring System Kit by following the suggestions below! -This may seem obvious, but it … Continue reading Product 101: Create-A-Color™ Caulk Coloring System Kit: Getting Optimal Results

Tips & Tricks: The Secret Behind Quality Paint

Source:marketwallpapers.com  Did you know that the quality of a paint can be most accurately assessed from the binder used in the formula? The binder is the “film-forming” element of paint that affects all the noticeable properties such as adhesion, durability, gloss, etc.  The amount of pigment bound together in ratio with the other components of … Continue reading Tips & Tricks: The Secret Behind Quality Paint

Industry News: Unprofessional Contractor Conduct On Television Inspires Safety Measures

Source:blog.sourcefly.com With buzz surrounding Spike TV's new show, "Catch a Contractor", a reality show that repairs damage done to houses by bad contractors, home improvement concerned individuals are taking safety measures up a notch. Looking over the suggested tips by Skip Bedell, a contractor of 14 years experience and co-host of "Catch a Contractor", you … Continue reading Industry News: Unprofessional Contractor Conduct On Television Inspires Safety Measures

Product 101: Foam & Fill Line- Area of Application Prep

When using our Foam & Fill Polyurethane Sealant line, please: Shut off all gas pilot lights, electrical igniters, burners and other sources of ignition and heat before and during use, as this product is FLAMMABLE during dispensing. Surface should be clean, dry & free of contaminants for maximum adhesion. The application area can be cleaned … Continue reading Product 101: Foam & Fill Line- Area of Application Prep

Inspired: 70s’ Style Elegance

There's something magical about the burnt-out color palette and creative shapes of 70s' interior design. It was a time of tremendous change and dissolving inhibitions and the rich colors, daring layout, and simultaneously chill and elegant atmosphere are a stylish extension of the themes of that decade. So come along and take a nice blast … Continue reading Inspired: 70s’ Style Elegance