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Remove Peeling Stain From a Wood Deck

How to remove peeling finish from your deck with these DIY tips. Even the best deck stain will flake away eventually. The best way to deal with a peeling deck is to remove the offending paint or stain and begin from scratch. You’ll need to remove the damage, sand the surface, recondition, and then restain....
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Window Treatment Tips

Although window treatments can sometimes be overlooked in favor of paint colors and furniture, they’re one of the easiest ways to add flair or dimension to a room without requiring a major overhaul. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing window treatments: Function should be considered first. We always want to address...
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Wallpaper Solutions for Your Home

Fabric-Backed Vinyl Wallpaper Fabric backed vinyl wallpaper offers you durability and style —  with designs ranging from traditional to contemporary. This wallpaper has durable fabric backing and a vinyl surface, which makes it almost invincible. They’re a superhero against dings, scratching, stains and standard wear and tear without being damaged. The benefits of fabric-backed vinyl...
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Condensation: Should you Keep your Shades Open in Winter?

To Open or Not to Open? That is the Question. When Arctic air descends upon Minnesota—or, even worse, a polar vortex—it’s all you can do to stay warm when you venture outdoors. It can be hard on your furnace to keep your house comfortable indoors, too. You want to maximize the extra energy efficiency your...
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October is National Window Covering Safety Month

  We expect parents to cover electrical outlets, put gates on stairs, and childproof their doors and cabinets, but we often forget about the hidden danger of the cords from window coverings. Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants...
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3 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

  Looking to update your home for the season but don’t have the budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day. “The seasonal transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to freshen up,” says Sharon Grech, color...
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Summer Window Treatment Tips

Window Treatment Tips for Summer Summer is upon us and utility bills are rising simultaneously with the hotter temperatures. As much as 50 percent of heating and cooling can be lost through the windows in a home. There are window treatments that will help keep some of the hot sun and damaging UV rays out of...
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A Paint Palette of Natural Whites

Despite the easing of lockdowns, the beach holiday or planned vacations may remain very much postponed. To bring a little welcome optimism into your home, this palette is inspired by the natural and bright outdoors. Fresh sea air, rays of sunlight and vast sandy beaches are evoked where warm, softly cocooning Moon Drop meets Little...
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Magnolia Home Paint Introduces New Color

      It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Joanna Gaines introduced her Magnolia Home Paint line. Just added to the palette of 150 colors is a new green called 1905 Green. This moody forest green is “the green” that tells the story of the coffee shop, Magnolia Press Coffee Company, Chip...
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Deck Cleaning and Staining for Spring

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean the decks in Minnesota – literally. “We have a lot of people wanting to freshen them up,” says Nate Sockness, manager of Hirshfield’s Woodbury location, “Historically, hosting a high school graduation motivates people to get their decks cleaned, stained and looking good.” That deck work is...
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