EP18 – August 5, 2017: Yard Problems, Chalkboard Paint, Metal Buildings, and Bed Bugs!

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Show notes for episode 018:

Dan has a shade tree in his yard that becomes a dirt pile by the end of summer. And we're pretty sure he's not the only one with this problem.

Matt Bakker, from Landscape Design Services, joins us in the studio to explain why this happens and what can be done about it.

It's time to grab your paint brush and get creative! Chalkboard paint can be used on so many different things and is now available in any color from Benjamin Moore. This allows you to stretch your creativity to the limit!

Check out some creative chalkboard paint ideas!

Chalkboard Paint Quick Tip

Be sure to "season" your chalkboard before using. This eliminates "ghost writing" which is when the chalk sticks in an unseasoned chalkboard and can never really be erased.

To season a chalkboard, brush with whiting powder or lay a piece of chalk on its side and cover the entire board with chalk. Erase and you're ready to put your new chalkboard to use!

We get questions about painting metal buildings all the time at RepcoLite. It's a confusing project for many people because they don't know the steps to take, or what product to use.

We'll tell you the prep that needs to be done, what products to use on the sides and roof, and even what the best application method is. You can paint a rusty metal building with confidence!

Bed bugs seem to have come back with a vengeance. All of a sudden, even the most swanky hotels in NYC have them! It seems no place immune.

We contacted David Popp from Rose Pest Solutions in Grandville to discuss this problem. He then informed us they have a K-9 unit for bed bugs! We got to meet Chili, and even watch him work. A special thanks to Dan's parents for letting us plant a vile of bed bugs in their house for Chili to find!

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