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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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When is it Too Hot to Paint Outside?

When temperatures reach the 80’s or higher, you might not even be tempted to leave the air-conditioned confines of your home or workplace, let alone work on house projects outside. But these high temps beg a pretty common question — how hot is too hot for painting the exterior of your home? The ideal temperature...
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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 Solutions for Casement Windows

Window treatments for casement windows. A casement window is a window that is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. Casement windows are hinged at the side and are opened with a crank, which is placed around hand height or at the bottom and serves as a window lock. This important aspect is vital to keep in mind when...
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June Color of the Month: Odyssey Lilac 1218

If you think you would never use lilac in your home, this is the color that could change your mind.  Its understated sophistication is perfect for making a quiet statement or adding a touch of color to a neutral scheme. Accent with warm woods, pottery, and items in matte silver, bronze, or burnished copper. Odyssey...
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MPS Assistive Technology Center

Every year Hirshfield’s donates Rust-Oleum® Ultimate Water Based Polyurethane and Skid-Tex, an anti-slip paint additive, to the Minneapolis Schools Assistive Technology Program. ATC sent us some photos of the equipment where they used our products and we had to share. ABOUT THE PROGRAM:  The Assistive Technology Center (ATC) provides help with evaluations to determine if...
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Colors Of The Day: Red, White And Blue

Celebrate Flag Day with these patriotic inspirations. How did the iconic red, white, and blue come to be? These shades now synonymous with freedom, equality, and baseball inspire patriotic pride throughout the country. The rich story behind these historic hues may surprise you. Patriotic Projects Let red, white, and blue serve as your color palette.
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Design Inspiration: Home Staging Gives New Life to Tired Rooms

Are you tired of the same old, same old? Think your bedroom feels tired, your living room needs life, or your dining room feels drab? You may be ready for a mini makeover. It’s time for some home staging. Jay Nuhring is an interior designer with a background in home staging. He likes to work with...
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Choosing Colors: Going From Beige to Greige

I love to decorate my home and it never ceases to amaze me how much color can transform a room – from paint to accessories. For years (seriously, I think for a whole decade), my house was draped in paint from Hirshfield’s with names like Tobacco Road, Accessible Beige and Golden Thread.
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Do I Need to Use Primer?

With so many combination Paint & Primer formulas, do you even need to use primer? The answer is, it depends.
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