EP19 - August 12, 2017: Adventures in Furniture Refinishing, Masking Tape Woes, Streak-Free Window Cleaning Miracle, and Carpet Care 101

EP19 – August 12, 2017: Adventures in Furniture Refinishing, Masking Tape Woes, Streak-Free Window Cleaning Miracle, and Carpet Care 101

Paint projects shouldn’t be daunting. Or complicated. Most of the time, any struggles we’ve ever had come from not knowing a few tricks that the professionals know. Today we talk about a number of ways to get beautiful results whenever you use masking tape! Show notes for episode 019: Segment 1: Furniture Refinishing Some people may have heard this segment before, but Kim DeBoer had such good information. She told us where to find furniture ...
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EP18 - August 5, 2017: Yard Problems, Chalkboard Paint, Metal Buildings, and Bed Bugs!

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

Listen here: Show notes for episode 018: Segment 1: Bald Spots Around Trees? Simple Answers! 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. Segment 2: Get Creative With Chalkboard Paint ...
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EP17 - July 29, 2017: Wallpaper Myths, What to Fix Before Selling Your Home, Mossy Roofs, Painting Ceilings

EP17 – July 29, 2017: Wallpaper Myths, What to Fix Before Selling Your Home, Mossy Roofs, Painting Ceilings

Mossy roofs aren’t just an eyesore! That moss up there is actively breaking down your shingles and shortening the lifespan of one of the biggest investments we make in our homes! We’ll tell you how to deal with it safely and effectively. That and much more in this episode! Listen here: Show notes for episode 017: Segment 1: Busting Common Wallpaper Myths! Segment 2: Ask the Realtor -- What Should I Fix Before Listing My ...
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EP16 - July 22, 2017: Decorating Fails!

EP16 – July 22, 2017: Decorating Fails!

We hear it quite often in our stores, “Oh, I don’t know how to decorate or choose color.” That usually happens after someone has had a bad experience and ended up with nothing but frustration. We are here to help you on the path to decorating success with three simple things to get you started! Listen here: Show notes for episode 016: Segment 1: 3 Surefire Decorating Fails! We've all heard of Pinterest fails, but ...
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EP15 - July 15, 2017: An Inexpensive Fix for Wet Basements

EP15 – July 15, 2017: An Inexpensive Fix for Wet Basements

Lighting and Paint Colors with Beth Maguire from Benjamin Moore Back to School Supplies — Home Improvement Edition! Waterblock: An Inexpensive Fix for Wet Basements New Tech for Greener Lawns with Grapids Irrigation Listen here: Show notes for episode 015: Segment 1: Lighting and Color Have you ever picked a color that seemed perfect while you were in the paint store, only to get it home and find it was totally wrong?! You are not ...
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EP14 - July 8, 2017: It's Toilet Talk Time!

EP14 – July 8, 2017: It’s Toilet Talk Time!

We know, it’s something people don’t normally talk about in social circles. It’s a topic left for the privacy of our own homes. But we’re breaking the mould and asking all the toilet questions you may have pondered. Mark DeVisser from The Plummer Is Here stops by to answer our questions and walk us through the options when buying a new toilet. The subject matter makes us uncomfortable, but the information is worth the discomfort! ...
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EP13 - July 1, 2017: Picture Perfect Front Doors!

EP13 – July 1, 2017: Picture Perfect Front Doors!

Painting your front door is easily one of the best “bang for your buck” projects you can tackle around the home. It adds huge curb appeal to your home and, best of all, it’s quick and inexpensive! And yet, we’re often intimidated by the project! We can’t find the right color and we’re nervous about making it look good. Well, don’t worry! It’s easy. And we’ll tell you everything you need to know! Listen here: ...
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EP12 - June 24, 2017: Stay Safe!

EP12 – June 24, 2017: Stay Safe!

Yes, this is a Home Improvement Show, but really, how important is a well-decorated and maintained home if every member of our family isn’t there to enjoy it with us? At RepcoLite, we love painting projects. We love decorating. We love a good, “from the ground-up” remodeling project. But none of those things matter when compared to the safety and well-being of the people in our lives. On today’s show we sit down with Joe ...
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EP11 - June 17, 2017: Paint That's Almost Magic!

EP11 – June 17, 2017: Paint That’s Almost Magic!

Looking at a scuffed wall, just days after it has been painted, is frustrating! Benjamin Moore is changing all that with a brand new paint that’s almost magical in resisting what life throws at it. We put it through it’s paces and were amazed!  We’ll tell you what the product is, why it’s unique, and how we tested it. That and much more on today’s episode: Listen here: Show notes for episode 011: Segment 1: ...
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EP10 - June 10, 2017: Find that Perfect Color and More!

EP10 – June 10, 2017: Find that Perfect Color and More!

Finding the perfect color for your next project doesn’t have to be complicated! You don’t have to stand in front of the color display for hours looking at 1000’s of colors. There’s a simple process we’re going to tell you about that will help you cut the time you spend looking in half! That and much more on today’s episode: Listen here: Show notes for episode 010: Segment 1: Be Part of the Parade...the Parade ...
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EP09 - June 3, 2017: Year of the Tick and More!

EP09 – June 3, 2017: Year of the Tick and More!

It’s that time of year again! The time when we want to spend all available time outdoors, enjoying everything Michigan has to offer. There are water adventures, camping, sunsets, hiking, and ticks. Yes, ticks! It is going to be another prevalent year for natures little vampires! But don’t think your best conceived summer plan is in peril just yet. David Popp from Rose Pest Solutions is going to help all of us deal with these ...
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EP08 - May 27, 2017: An Epic Historic Restoration

EP08 – May 27, 2017: An Epic Historic Restoration

Sometimes we look at our homes and don’t know where to begin. The kitchen is a little outdated. Maybe the bathroom needs work. Sometimes we see all that and we find ourselves not sure how to get started. The project just seems too big. Well, if that sounds familiar, Patty Meyer, Director of the Felt Estate near Saugatuck has some inspiring advice for you! That and much more on today’s episode: Listen here: Show notes ...
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EP07 - May 20, 2017: Enjoy that Outdoor Living!

EP07 – May 20, 2017: Enjoy that Outdoor Living!

Outdoor living spaces are big right now! They’re exciting ways to expand your home, your entertaining space, and make the most out of some of our beautiful Michigan summer weather. Today we talk with Rob Cackowski from Heritage Fireplace and Design Center ALL about outdoor living spaces and what you need to do to create the perfect one for your home! That and much more on today’s episode: Listen here: Show notes for episode 007: ...
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EP06 - May 6, 2017: Simple Steps to Home Staging and More!

EP06 – May 6, 2017: Simple Steps to Home Staging and More!

Home staging. We’ve all heard about it, but how many of us know how to do it? On today’s episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show, we list 5 simple steps that will help you make your home as appealing to new buyers as possible. We also discuss the best colors to choose when painting your home for resale. Do you go with neutrals and look like every other house out there? Or do you ...
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EP05 - April 29, 2017: One of a Kind Furniture and More!

EP05 – April 29, 2017: One of a Kind Furniture and More!

Today, we sit down in the studio with Kim DeBoer and discuss the adventures of refinishing furniture. Kim talks about some of her best experiences and the joys of taking something old and unwanted and turning it into a centerpiece in your home! That and more in today’s episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show! Listen here: Show notes for episode 005: Segment 1: The Adventure of Furniture Refinishing Shopping for furniture to refinish or ...
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EP04 - April 22, 2017: Painting Vinyl Siding and More!

EP04 – April 22, 2017: Painting Vinyl Siding and More!

Vinyl siding was supposed to last forever. But . . . it doesn’t. At least the color doesn’t. After a while, houses with vinyl siding can start to look tired, faded, boring . . . old. Well, Benjamin Moore’s Revive is a paint specifically made for vinyl siding. It sticks remarkably well and is available in a range of over 300 vinyl safe colors! It’s definitely worth a look if you’d like to change the ...
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EP03 - April 15, 2017: Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

EP03 – April 15, 2017: Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is purple. Yeah. And we’re hearing a lot of questions in the store about how in the world to decorate with purple. Today, we’re on the phone with Hannah Yeo from Benjamin Moore. She has a TON of great color information. It’s easily one of the most interesting interviews we’ve done so far. If you have any interest in decorating with color (purple or otherwise) give this a listen! ...
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EP02 - April 8, 2017: The #1 Issue Discovered by Home Inspectors

EP02 – April 8, 2017: The #1 Issue Discovered by Home Inspectors

In this episode, we speak with Dave Stegink from ABI Home Inspection Services about the #1 issue he finds when he inspects a house. Chances are, these things (at least some of them) are happening in your home right now! What are they and how do you find them? We cover all of that and more! Listen now: Show notes for episode 002: Segment 1: #1 Issue Discovered by Home Inspectors Dave Stegink is in ...
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EP01 - April 1, 2017: Getting Your Deck Ready for Spring

EP01 – April 1, 2017: Getting Your Deck Ready for Spring

It’s Spring! At least mostly…. And there is no better time to clean your deck and get it ready for the season. In this episode, we talk all about what it takes to get that deck cleaned and ready for stain. We also talk with Rose Pest Solutions about a common outdoor pest: mosquitoes. That and much more on this inaugural episode! Listen now: Shownotes for episode 001: Segment 1: Getting Your Deck Ready for ...
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