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Shadow or Not, Prepare for Spring

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Happy Groundhog Day!

 

Have you heard? Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today and that means there's 6 more weeks of winter. We say, forget that. This is a list of tips for you to prepare for spring, even if it doesn't come for another 6 weeks:

 

 

150 Feet of Energy: Me vs. The Dustbunny

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Every spring I get a bug. Not an insect and not the "sickness" bug. Those are no fun. The bug I'm talking about is fun indeed. The bug i'm talking about is the cleaning bug.

I can't help it. There's in innate, unavoidable sensation to clean everything in my immediate area. Whether it's my desk, or someone else's desk IT NEEDS TO BE CLEAN!

This annual desire for cleanliness might be brought on by this "New Year" notion that everything must start from scratch at a certain point.

 

How To: Apply Gel Coat

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 10:25 AM

This weekend is the Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show and we're going to be one of the exhibitors. For that reason, we want to give you some tips on how to apply gel coat to your boat, TV, or other surfaces. This is just a summary of what we have to offer, but you can check out the rest of our tips here.

 

 

Quick & Easy Fireplace Clean Up

Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Looks like winter is here to stay which means many of you are using fireplaces to help stay warm. Who can blame you? There's nothing like relaxing by the fire. As you all probably know, relaxing by the fireplace also comes with some upkeep. That's where we come in. 

 

Have you ever tried to clean the ashes out from the grate and found ashes around your room? There's a really simple way to avoid that problem in to incredibly easy steps:

 

1. Fill your sprayer with water.

 

DIY Decorative Champagne Glasses

Posted on Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Here's another really cool project we found on Pinterest today. It's perfect for celebrating the New Year, which is right around the corner! Adding a little sparkle to your champagne glasses is the perfect touch for a low key party or a huge get together.

 

How To: Make Your Own Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Who doesn't need a magic recipe to get tiles in their best shape? This particular recipe (first seen here) works wonders with soap scum in your shower, grime in your sink, and can even clean your appliances.

All you need are these 2 ingredients:

 

Make Your Own Ornaments

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 11:35 AM

I found this great DIY craft that could very easily turn into a new tradition in your home for the holidays. Why not add a new, handmade  ornament to your tree every year? This project was originally posted in Better Homes And Gardens

What You Need:

 

Home Improvement Quick Tips

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 12:52 PM

With the holidays right around the corner, home improvement projects may be sitting on the back burner. Getting these projects done in time before all the visitors arrive and it gets too cold out is going to be tough. Here are some quick tips we found in the Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual:

 

 

No more Scrubbing that Ceramic Tile

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 3:44 PM

We all know how tough scrubbing tiles can be. It doesn't have to be tough. Check out this formula I crafted and used with my Preval Sprayer.

Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 Cup of white vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup of household ammonia
  • 3/4 Cup baking soda
  • 7 cups arm tap water
  • 1 Trusty Preval Sprayer

What to do:

 

bliggity blog

Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Happy Halloween Monday!

Over the weekend the Preval team was out at Columbia College Chicago, hanging out with the students for the 24 Hour Night. Providing masks and plenty of Preval Sprayers and a few vFan Airbrush systems, members of the Preval Spray team had students testing out our products on full face masks for their Halloween weekend festivities. We also had a temporary tattoo station set up for students to try out some stencils.