EP199: Pet Safe Ice Melt, North Facing Rooms, and more!

SEGMENT 1: Keeping Our Pets Safe in the Winter

A lot of us have pets who love being out in the snow. But, there are some concerns–especially regarding the various ice melts we often use on our driveways. And unfortunately, not all “Pet-Safe” ice melts are created equal. We’ve got the info you need to help keep your pet safe and happy this winter!

SEGMENT 2: Scuff-X, Miracle Paint!

Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore is a paint we’ve spoken about many times on the show. But it’s still so remarkable . . . we can always find something new to say! Today we talk about how we’re seeing Scuff-X being used with great success on trim and cabinets.

SEGMENT 3: Choosing Colors for a North Facing Room

Color is light. And the quality, quantity, and even the angle light enters our rooms can dramatically affect the look and feel of the colors on our walls. Today we talk why choosing colors for a North facing room can be difficult and we’ve got some suggestions!

Grays That Don’t Lean Too Blue

Look for grays that lean beige:

  • Revere Pewter
  • Edgecomb Gray

Greens With a Hint of Blue

Look for a more balanced green, with equal parts yellow and blue.

  • Spring Valley
  • Desert Green

Beige That Actually Looks Beige!

The rule of thumb in a North facing room is to choose colors that are warmer than you think you should. Then, the cool tones in the light will bring them back into the zone you were hoping. For beige or a warm off-white, try these Benjamin Moore colors respectively:

  • Lenox Tan
  • Gentle Cream

SEGMENT 4: Maintaining the Right Tire Pressure

Keeping your tires at the right pressure is important! Not only for fuel economy, but for safety, handling, and even for preventing undue wear on the tires! 

We talk about what you need to do and how often to make sure your tires are at the right pressure, no matter the season!

And we also mentioned a specific tire gauge that we love. Here’s a link:

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