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Latex paint is fantastic to use because it dries quicker than oil based paints in the right conditions. This means that you can get on with your DIY painting job and not have to slow down for paint to dry. In fact, many paints around the country are latex based. This leaves another issue though: disposing of them in a responsible manner. Why Should You Use Latex Based Paints? There are a number of good…

Just about everyone prefers to have their own firewood, rather than needing to purchase the materials for a nice fire every single time you want one. With the weather becoming colder, more and more people are beginning to stock up on firewood so that they can have a comfortable fire going in their fireplaces. However, with colder weather often comes more rain and snow, which can end up soaking through any firewood that you have…

It can generally go without saying that nobody really likes wasps. Wasps have no real beneficial purpose on your property, unlike bees, and they can be actively harmful to your health. This is one of the many reasons why people hire exterminators to get rid of wasp nests as soon as they are spotted. Unfortunately, there are some cases when the wasps come back and try to rebuild their home in your home. While you…

Moving into a new house can be an exciting and exhilarating experience, especially if it is your first house. With that being said, many first-time homeowners will soon learn that there are many aspects to moving to a new house that are less than interesting. For instance, if you are moving into an older, pre-owned home, there’s a good chance that you are going to experience that dreaded “old house smell.” The smell of an…

A lot of people are using vinegar these days to clean their home. Vinegar is a strong acid and has fantastic cleaning properties. The problem is that no one really likes the vinegary smell that lingers around afterward. Even though the smell will dissipate on its own, this can take a while. Why Use Vinegar? The strong acidic properties of vinegar make it an excellent household cleaner and a fantastic substitute for harsh chemical cleaners.…

It can generally go without saying that most people don’t really want smoke in their house. Smoke smells bad, and it can leave stains on your walls and ceiling, depending on just how much smoke there is. Thankfully, there usually isn’t any reason for there to be smoke in your house. That is, unless you have been having issues with the oven lately. One of the many complaints that people occasionally have with their ovens…

I recently had a small gnat infestation in my house and know the frustration all too well. Gnats flying around my face, and worse, being woken up by the sudden feeling of a gnat trying to fly up my nose at night! Outdoors, you’ll usually see gnats in a swarm, also known as a ghost or a cloud. You’ll find them in areas like parks, walking trails, campgrounds, and near bodies of water. There are…

It happens to the best of us. We’re renovating or redecorating, only to turn around and find spilled paint on the carpet. You’ll need to act fast before your carpet is ruined and needs replacing. Before you start removing paint, it’s important that you know what type of paint you’ve used. There are different methods for removing oil or water-based paints as well as different techniques for removing paint that’s still wet or that has…

It can generally go without saying that nobody likes gnats. They are distracting, annoying little bugs that can be just as annoying as mosquitos when it comes to their bites. While they are bad enough for people to deal with, it can be tough to watch your dog struggle with gnats and gnat bites. If you notice that gnats seem to love your dog, you might want to consider ways to keep the gnats away.…

It can generally go without saying that most people can appreciate having a couch that doesn’t smell bad. However, considering the fact that people put their feet up on the couch, spill food on the couch, and probably let their pets on the couch, there’s a good chance that your couch smells less than pleasant. Whether you are trying to impress guests, friends, or family coming to your house later in the day, or you…

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