Repcolite Home Improvement Show

Repcolite Home Improvement Show

Every week on the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show we interview a variety of experts from the West Michigan area and beyond! If you heard one of our guests and would like to get in touch to ask further questions, we've got everything you need in the table below.

Episodes

May 25, 2024 39 mins
In this Memorial Day weekend special of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show, Dan talks about what he thinks is THE ideal housewarming gift - a comprehensive paint starter kit.Later, Dan converses with Jacob Beauchamp from Beauchamp Water about addressing hard water issues, exploring solutions for water treatment, and recounting a peculiar mineral deposit incident at his home. The episode concludes with a segment dedicated to the t...
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On this week's episode, we explore a wide range of home improvement topics.It all starts with a new designer Q&A segment with Andy Yates of Andy Yates Design, discussing inspiration sources for design, the role of travel, and leveraging social media and publications for fresh ideas. The conversation shifts to how designers charge, distinguishing between flat fee and hourly models, and the specifics of working with commissions. ...
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This episode covers a range of home improvement topics, starting with a DIY Parable and the lessons we can learn from it.From there, Jeremiah Campbell from Brickworks Property Restoration discusses the importance of chimney sweeping. He focuses on the process involved, why it's critical for homeowners, and the potential dangers of neglected chimneys. Campbell also touches on the services his company offers, from masonry work to con...
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In this episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show, sponsored by Benjamin Moore, Dan and Hailey dive into the concept of color drenching, a trending interior design approach where everything in a room is painted the same color, including walls, trim, and ceilings. They discuss its benefits, such as creating a cohesive environment and making spaces appear larger, and considerations like choosing the right color and considering s...
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In this episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show, Dan and Hailey, talk about the steps necessary to prepare a stenciled wall for paint.The conversation also covers trends in outdoor spaces for 2024, highlighting pavers, walls, and patio design, with an emphasis on creating comfortable and stylish outdoor living areas. Finally, they discuss the resurgence in popularity of wallpaper, focusing on grass cloth wallpaper, including...
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This episode covers the introduction of Woodluxe, a new exterior stain from Benjamin Moore, ideal for wood exteriors such as siding, fences, and decks. Also, Dan talks about how the winter blues are impacting his creativity and productivity at home and work. However, a recent visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park turned out to be the medicine he needed! The episode also addresses dealing with pet shedding, particularl...
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On this episode of the Repcolite Home Improvement Show, Dan and Hailey revisit a favorite episode from the past.They discuss a variety of topics including handling lead paint in older homes, the intricacies of beekeeping as a hobby, and offering detailed advice on repainting steel doors, particularly the steps involved in dealing with peeling paint. 00:00 Kicking Off with a Rerun Announcement01:45 Diving into Haley's Home Improveme...
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This week on the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show, Dan and Hailey discuss a color consultation experience, providing insights into the challenges of selecting the right color and the impact of color drenching a space. Additionally, Dan interviews Niahl Sheena from Window World to discuss the trend of black replacement windows, the pros and cons of vinyl vs. wood windows, and factors to consider before making a purchase. Finally, the...
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On Today's EpisodeDan and Hailey discuss a trainwreck of a paint project that Dan engineered in his home. It's a funny look at some really common mistakes that ALL of us make from time to time. After that, Zack Krieger from Ayers Basement Systems joins Dan for a conversation about sump pumps. If you don't have one in your home, there's a lot of information for you right here! And if you do have a sump pump already in place, Zack ha...
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This episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show starts with a STELLAR experience Dan had with the junk hauling franchise, 1-800-GotJunk. From there they talk about a common paint problem--hat banding or picture framing--and how to prevent it. Finally, they highlight a color sample sale from Benjamin Moore, offering advice on selecting and testing paint colors effectively. CHAPTERS00:00 Introduction02:35 Spring Cleaning with a J...
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On this episode, Dan and Hailey delve into a big discussion regarding fences. Fences can make good neighbors . . . but they can also stress out some relationships! Dan and Hailey have the answers to help you navigate a fence conversation with your neighbors. Maybe you're going to install a fence . . . maybe they have and you're concerned about how it looks. None of that is easy ground to cover . . . but there are some tips to help....
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In this episode of the RepcoLite Home Improvement Show, sponsored by Benjamin Moore, Dan and Hailey discuss a week filled with unexpected pest encounters, including ticks, spiders, and an incident with a house centipede. They provide insights on the benefits house centipedes offer by eating other undesirable bugs, though they also share the heart-attack-inducing fact that female centipedes can live up to three to five years and pro...
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On Today's EpisodeDan flies solo and talks about painting aluminum siding. Later, he's joined by realtors, Sue Prins and Ginger Herman who discuss crucial elements to consider when buying vacant land. Furthermore, they also shed light on the current state of the housing market and predictions for the coming months.The show wraps up with Kevin Hermann, from Benjamin Moore. Kevin's a long-time guest and today he discusses his favorit...
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This week, Dan and Hailey revisit the Kenmore Air Purifier that Hailey swears is a little miracle machine. Well, Dan bought one. What is his experience with it? They also run a quick Drill Driver/Impact Driver 101 class, making sure you know when and where to use one or the other.From there, the discussion focuses on the 'Wrong Shoe Theory'--an interesting trend in which intentionally mismatching elements can make fashion and home ...
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On Today's EpisodeThis week Dan and Hailey talk about one of the big Problem Solvers in the paint world: stain blocking primers. You may not know about them . . . but they can save you from a lot of frustration! They also discuss the benefits and practical ways to implement Complimentary Color Schemes in your home design to achieve a dynamic, harmonious look. They offer advice on how to avoid common pitfalls and keep the design sub...
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On Today's EpisodeThe episode is largely focused on the discussion of mold and mildew in the home, tackling the topics of mold anxiety, how to identify and differentiate mold and mildew, how to clean and treat them, and prevention tips. Chaz Varady from Koala Insulation stops by and shares expert knowledge on types of insulation, where to use them, and common insulation problems homeowners face. Dealing with Mold and Mildew [00:00 ...
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On Today's EpisodeDan and Hailey discuss the effects of screen time on mental and physical health, exampling its addictive nature. The conversation shifts to cleaning, with specific sections dedicated to using steam cleaners and cordless vacuums. From there, they talk about how you can determine if the paint in your garage or basement is still good as well as how you should store paint so it remains in good condition. Finally, they...
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On Today's EpisodeDan and Hailey discuss some practical tips so you can get professional results the next time you caulk.Then, design expert, Andy Yates joins the show to discuss upcoming design trends for 2024, including a resurgence of a more organic, 70s-inspired aesthetic paired with the technology of smart homes. Finally, they break down how homeowners can approach their design projects and how to ensure their home reflects th...
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    EPISODE 341 SHOW SUMMARYJanuary 13, 2024SEGMENT 1: Festool Comes to RepcoLiteIn this segment, Dan and Hailey share the news that RepcoLite will become a Festool dealer. They highlight Festool's innovative and well-engineered tools, specifically their sanding equipment which is well-known for its ability to leave the work environment dust-free. Additionally, they mention the history of Festool from 1925 till date.KEY POINTS:
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    January 6, 2024 39 mins
    On Today's EpisodeEarly in 2024, the 2nd generation president of RepcoLite, Dave Altena, passed away. His father was one of the founders of the company and his son, Dan Altena, is the current president. Just before Dave's passing, we recorded a conversation between Dan and Dave as they reminisced. In honor of Dave, we're devoting today's show to his memory.
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