Krylon COVERMAXX: Where Color Meets Performance
Krylon COVERMAXX is the only general purpose paint with rust protection, for indoor and outdoor use. It provides premium coverage and superior color, as well as excellent adhesion and durability, and can be used on metal, wood, plastic and more. Krylon COVERMAXX has the fastest dry time -- 10 minutes or less -- in the general purpose aerosol paint category. It features the conical Easy Push Spray Tip, offering two times less finger pressure than competitive products. Krylon COVERMAXX – where color meets performance. It retails for $3.99-$4.99 at mass, hardware and home centers. For more information, visit www.Krylon.com.
Krylon SUPERMAXX Features Superbond Technology
With no sanding or priming required, Krylon SUPERMAXX is everything you expect from a premium paint. And more. Superbond technology bonds to almost any surface, including laminate, melamine and plexiglass. Krylon SUPERMAXX can also be used on metal, bare wood, wicker, plastic and more. This spray paint provides tough, durable performance and maximum rust protection, as well as an Easy Push Spray Tip that offers two times less finger fatigue. Krylon SUPERMAXX retails for $5.99-$7.99 at mass, hardware and home centers. Learn more at www.Krylon.com.
Hyde PivotPro Water Wand for Outdoor Cleaning is Fast and Effective
Need to give your home’s exterior a good scrub-down? Make the Hyde PivotPro Water Wand for Outdoor Cleaning your weapon of choice. It attaches to a standard garden hose for faster, more effective cleaning. Add liquid soap to the mixing reservoir, set your soap-to-water ratio, then point, shoot and pivot the nozzle to direct the spray as you wash and rinse your deck, siding, walkway and … well, most anything. The Hyde PivotPro Water Wand for Outdoor Cleaning can be purchased with one attachment for $47, or as a kit with two interchangeable attachments for $50. Also available is the PivotPro Water Wand for Boat & Auto. The PivotPro Water Wand for Lawn & Garden will be introduced in mid-summer. For more information about these products, visit TheHydeWay.com.
Werner PDFS103 Podium Ladder Provides Comfort and Reach
Werner’s new PDFS103 Podium Ladder is ideal for reaching 9 ft. It offers the same reach height as a 5 ft. stepladder and is perfect for working at fixed heights. The large sturdy platform feels like you are standing on the ground and allows you to work facing any direction. The wraparound guard rail provides an extra point of contact and the HolsterTop with Lock-In System conveniently organizes tools and accessories. The EDGE bracing system provides enhanced strength and helps prevent rail damage. This fiberglass ladder also features slip-resistant TRACTION-TRED steps and back-up plates reinforcing all top connectors. Visit www.WernerCo.com/US for more information.
Rev-A-Shelf Storage Solutions Help Optimize Kitchen Cabinet Space
Rev-A-Shelf provides innovative organizational and storage solutions for kitchens, bathrooms and closets. A member of The Money Pit’s team recently outfitted her kitchen cabinets with Rev-A-Shelf gear, and was thrilled with the result. “I had been looking for better kitchen storage for a long time, and Rev-A-Shelf had the perfect solutions to make the most of dead-cabinet space,” she said. The products that worked for her were the 21” Two-Tier Wire Baskets (pictured at left), with a suggested list price of $179.35; the 6.5” Base Cabinet Organizer, perfect for keeping spice bottles handy, with a suggested list price of $190.95; and the Blind Corner Optimizer, which maximizes space in blind corner cabinets, starting at $559.40. For more information, visit www.Rev-A-Shelf.com.
BernzOmatic Lawn and Garden Torch Eliminates Weeds Without Chemicals
If you’re looking for a chemical-free way to rid your lawn of pesky weeds, try weed burning using the BernzOmatic Lawn and Garden Torch. The torch instantly burns away weeds in hard to reach places like cracks in your driveway, cement patio and between pavers without the use of dangerous chemicals. The 36-inch handle of the BernzOmatic Lawn and Garden Torch allows you to remove weeds without bending or crouching on the ground, which is easier on your hands and body. The BernzOmatic Lawn and Garden Torch is also a great summer tool for campfires and bonfires. It has a suggested retail price of $42 and is available at Lowe’s home improvement stores. Visit www.bernzomatic.com for more information.
Plumber’s Hero is Like Having Your Own Plumber in a Can
You can spend hundreds of dollars a year on plumbers. Instead, reach for Plumber's Hero. It’s like having your own plumber in a can: Just press and unclog the mess. Plumber’s Hero uses a unique formula that, when combined with water, uses that water as force to jet-propel it through virtually any clog. No more waiting on those chemicals that can take up to 8 hours to unclog your sink – Plumber’s Hero instantly eliminates clogs and slow moving drains, and even works through garbage disposals. It's safe for septic systems and pipes and leaves a fresh orange scent. The Plumber’s Hero Kit (shown at left) includes custom attachments for showers, toilets, tubs and sinks. The entire kit is available for $19.99 plus S&P. Visit www.plumbershero.com for more information.
New ScotchBlue Painter’s Tapes Create Super-Sharp Lines
Want professional-looking paint lines? New ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector makes them easy to achieve. The tape goes on easily and stays on securely. When paint contacts the tape, the Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector reacts with paint to create a barrier. When the paint dries and you remove the tape, you’ll find no ridge and no residue along the paint line – unlike with competing products, which leave behind gel residue. ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector is available in two versions: a Multi-Surface tape for baseboards, trim, metal and glass; and a Delicate Surfaces tape for delicate, smooth surfaces such as walls, cabinets, wood floors and freshly painted surfaces. Learn more at www.ScotchBlue.com.
Spray & Forget Removes Stains from Mold, Mildew and More
Spray & Forget removes stains caused by mold, mildew, algae and moss with a simple, no-rinse spray. Just spray…and forget. This exterior cleaner works on roofs, decks, siding, fencing and more. Since Spray & Forget is 3X more concentrated than any other product, it lasts longer, saving you time and money. With several different products, you can choose which version is best for you. Spray & Forget includes the House & Deck product family, the Roof & Exterior product family, the Hose End Sprayer & No Mix Options. Spray & Forget is available at participating Ace, True Value, Lowes, Sam’s Club, Do It Best, and Home Depot stores. Or visit www.sprayandforget.com. Look for the YELLOW label!
Glisten Products are Machine Cleaning Experts
Glisten products offer effective appliance cleaning solutions. Glisten cleans, freshens and maintains disposers, washing machines, microwaves and dishwashers. Glisten Disposer Care reaches deep into the hidden areas and foams away the toughest grunge and foul odors while freshening your whole kitchen. Glisten Washer Magic intensively removes odor-causing residue from your washer that affects its cleaning effectiveness over time. Glisten Microwave Cleaner with Foaming Power is designed to clean away unsightly stains and tough cooked-on food. Glisten Dishwasher Magic intensively removes lime, rust, grease, and other build-up that affects your dishwasher’s cleaning effectiveness over time. Visit www.GlistenCleaners.com for more information.
STANLEY Introduces Laser Distance Measurer with Bluetooth Connectivity
STANLEY has introduced the new lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer (model STHT77343) with Bluetooth connectivity. With its automatic calculations, the Laser Distance Measurer makes job estimates quick and easy, instantly calculating square footage, volume, and distance. The TLM99s can be used alone or with the new STANLEY Floor Plan App. Available for iOS and Android devices, STANLEY Floor Plan allows users to quickly and accurately create floor plans. The multi-functional TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is small enough to fit in a pocket and is a great tool for builders, remodelers, real estate agents, contractors, landscapers, painters, and do-it-yourselfers. For more information, visit www.STANLEYtools.com.
Jasco Products, Avi-on Labs and CSR Announce World’s First Bluetooth Smart Lighting Control Platform
Jasco has developed a complete ecosystem of Bluetooth Smart lighting controls powered by Avi-on and CSRmesh, the only of its kind on the market. The GE branded Bluetooth Lighting Controls are a game-changing wireless solution that do not require a hub or even a wireless route. Utilizing CSR’s Bluetooth mesh technology, you can now control and schedule an almost unlimited number of devices from your smartphone or tablet. Jasco’s full line of GE branded products will ship this summer and will include “smart” switches, dimmers, an outdoor timer and a smart plug which will give consumers complete control of virtually any standard home lighting device or appliance. See the full line of GE banded connected home products by Jasco at the National Hardware Show (Booth 4515, Central Hall). Learn more at www.jascoproducts.com.
Control Your Lighting from Anywhere With Connected Cree LED Bulb
The new Connected Cree LED bulb combines the features of the Cree LED bulb with easy-to-use technology that allows you to control your lighting from anywhere. Enabled by the Wink, SmartThings or ZigBee Light Link certified hub, simply install your bulbs and compatible hub, sync with the applicable app, and customize your light settings using your iOS or Android device. The Cree LED bulb’s next-generation 4Flow™ Filament Design uses cross-flow ventilation to cool the LEDs, creating a compact, ventilated, all-around light source, which looks and lights just like an incandescent bulb. The Connected Cree LED bulb consumes 81% less energy than an equivalent incandescent bulb and lasts 25 times longer. Available for $14.97 at The Home Depot.