In less than a month I will be going to
the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. It’s the most exciting
show that I go to each year and I’m looking forward more to it this
year more than ever. If you have any product that you would like to
see us handle at the store, please call me and let me look for it at
the Hardware Show. I would love to take all you there to see all the
innovative products that are in “new” items area. I remember the
first year we saw “
Little Big Shot” water garden handle
and we ordered it and now it is a staple in our garden area. And
then there was “
30 Second Outdoor Cleaner” that has been a
great cleaner for outdoor use, “
Goof Off Rust Remover” but
my favorite so far to this date is
Gianni Granite Paint for
laminate. It truly is a product that transformed laminate so that
it looked like granite and it was something that you could do
yourself in a weekend, amazing! Its still 4 years later a huge
seller at the store and they are always coming up with new colors.
Take a look at their website
if you want to see some amazing transformations.
Now to the email….
Question: I had a leak under my sink
and didn’t know it until the next morning. It completely soaked
and ruined my cabinet bottom. How do I dry it out? Is the whole
Answer: Pull out the floor of the
cabinet leaving the toe kick in place and let the area dry out. Use
a small heater to aid in drying out the cabinet. If you start to get
any musty smell, open up an
Air Sponge and let it clear the
air. After the cabinet is completely dried out replace the floor of
the cabinet with plywood that is good on 1 side.
Question: I am looking for a good
ceiling fan for a back bedroom. I know that you talk about certain
things to look for in a ceiling fan, so I am wondering what is really
important and how long a warranty should be on a fan.
Answer: I like and personally use
Regency Ceiling Fans. What is really important in South Texas
is that a fan keeps you cool so that you can trick the thermostat.
What I mean by that is that a fan should provide a “wind chill”
that makes you feel cooler than the thermostat in the room says that
it is. So look for a pitch on the blade to be 12 degrees or more,
and definitely you want a life time warranty on the motor. Next look
for the finish on the fan, whether you just want a white fan that
might just blend into the ceiling or a brushed nickel or oil rubbed
bronzed fan to go with the hardware in the home. If you need a light
on the fan look for the new LED light kits that provide a really nice
white light knowing that it will be years before the lights will ever
have to be switched out. And last look for a fan that has a heavy
duty triple capacitor so your fan never will make any noise that
would possible keep you awake at night. I would go to
www.regencyfans.com and take
a look at every fan that they have.
Question: I want a product to clean
mirrors and glass that does not streak. Everything that I use drips
and leaves streaks and just doesn’t do a good job. I used
newspaper like people suggest, but I really don’t think that does a
good job either. I’m open for suggestion…what do you think?
Answer: In the gift shop and in the
store I use
No Streak to clean all the glass shelving and it
leaves them spotless and will remove all the finger prints. Now we
also use a
Super Cloth that is a micro fiber rag that I can
rinse and let dry and use again.
No Streak is an aerosol
that will clean mirrors and glass and will leave a protective
coating. If you would rather use a non chemical cleaning method use
an E Cloth that is made for glass and mirrors.