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 21, 2022 39 min
SEGMENT 1: The Field Guide
It's a simple thing . . . but it can bring about a lot of fun for the whole family. Pick up a field guide--for birds, wildflowers, trees, whatever--and turn your outdoor time into a great family scavenger hunt of sorts!
SEGMENT 2: Aura Reformulated
Benjamin Moore's Aura is the best paint they've ever made. AND, it just got better! We sit down with Benjamin Moore's Kevin Hermann to talk about ...
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SEGMENT 1: TICKS
It's already tick season! They're gross and their annoying and dangerous . . . but you can avoid them. As long as you've got the right info!
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: Common Paint Questions
At RepcoLite.com we have a chat function--like most websites. However, ours is manned entirely by one guy who's always ready with an answer! Peter Ogle runs the chat from 8 AM to 9 PM every weekday and he will go to ridicu...
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SEGMENT 1: Stain or Paint?
We received a great question from a listener regarding some cedar columns outside his home. They're bare wood and he wants them white . . . what's the process, and what products should he be using: Solid Color Stain or Paint?
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: 8 Steps to Staying on Budget for Your Next Project
https://andyyatesdesign.com/ (Andy Yates from Andy Yates Design) joins us to discuss 8 ways to stay on budg...
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SEGMENT 1: Lead Paint Dilemma
Hailey's older home has some peeling paint and is in need of some work. However . . . the whole project took a turn when she discovered that the existing paint is lead based. We discuss what the project looks like now and all the things you need to know if you're in the same situation.
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: Beekeeping 101
Recently Hailey started considering a new hobby: beekeeping! To get her feet und...
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Segment 1: The Glass-Cleaning Miracle
Last weekend, Dan stumbled into a streak-free solution to cleaning windows. It's ridiculously simple and chemical free. Basically, you just need water and these special, microfiber rags (link below). The best news? The system really works!
https://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Glass-Cleaning-Cloths-Chemicals/dp/B00KAJ42GO/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=W7YW9YOHA6A6andkeywords=microfiber+cle...
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SEGMENT 1: Chicken Trouble!
The chickens across the street from Hailey got out the other day. At first, it was cute. But then, she found that they had The Hunger. Before she really knew what was happening, they were running around, eating road kill, and . . . Well, she'll tell the story. We also highlight the Wooster Sherlock 9" Roller Frame which is on sale through April.
SEGMENT 2: Good Earth Tree Care
https://www.goodeartht...
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SEGMENT 1: How to Complete Your Spring To-Do List
We all mean well! But sometimes life just gets the best of us and we don't wrap up our projects as quickly as we wish. Today we talk about a simple method that will help you get the most important jobs cross off that to-do list!
SEGMENT 2: State of the Real Estate Market, Revisited
Last week, https://www.sueprins.com/ (Sue Prins and Ginger Herman) were in the studio talking about w...
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SEGMENT 1: Paint Clean Up
Spring's here and, for many of us that means Spring Cleaning . . . . So, with that in mind, we talk about some proper ways to dispose of paint tools and also answer one of the the most common questions we receive: "Do you dispose of unwanted latex paint?" The answer is "Yes!" and we've got all the details on this segment.
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: The State of Real Estate
The Real Estate mark...
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SEGMENT 1: Where's the Paint?
We sit down with Kevin Hermann from Benjamin Moore to talk about the state of the paint industry. Paint companies world-wide are struggling to some extent, to get the raw ingredients necessary to make paint. What's going on? How are things looking? And when's it going to get better?
SEGMENT 2: Carpet Trends 2022
In this segment, Nick Sargent from Johnson Carpet One in Grandville joins us to ta...
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SEGMENT 1: Harald Bluetooth, Part 1
Most of us don't think twice about the technology behind some of the items we use everyday. And if we do, chances are we certainly don't think about how that technology got its name or its logo. Well, today, we look at the surprisingly old (and fun) origins of the Bluetooth name and logo. This segment is part 1.
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: Harald Bluetooth, Part 1
We sit down with Andy Yates from Andy...
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SEGMENT 1: The Power of Pickles
Pickles and pickle juice may have some remarkable health benefits! https://health.clevelandclinic.org/6-health-benefits-of-drinking-pickle-juice/ (Here are just a few!)
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: Skip's Painting--An Origin Story
We sit down with Dan Schipper from Skip's Painting to talk about Aura Bath and Spa and Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore. However, along the way we end up the importance of finding sat...
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SEGMENT 1: Painting the Ceiling Like the Pros
Kevin Hermann from Benjamin Moore sits down with us to talk about how the pros paint ceilings!
Use a ceiling paint -- not just a flat wall paint!
Brush Cut the ENTIRE ceiling in first
Keep a wet edge when rolling and work across the ceiling in 4' x 4' squares
When you apply your second coat, roll the paint in the other direction (if you go East-West for the first coat, go North-South...
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SEGMENT 1: Ironing Wood
Sure, it's an old trick . . . but we've never tried it before. This week we try to remove dents and dings from unfinished wood with water and an iron. And the results were amazing!
SEGMENT 2: Home Gym Colors
Last week we talked about creating a home gym. This week, we dig into some colors you may want to consider.
SEGMENT 3: Caulk 101
In the paint world, caulk is probably one of the least flashy topics! A...
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SEGMENT 1: A Skunky Valentine
What do you do when your dog is sprayed by a skunk? Break out the tomato juice? Toss her in the bathtub? Actually, the right answer involves baking soda, peroxide, and a little dishsoap--just don't leave it on the fur too long, since peroxide could bleach it! https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/de-skunking-your-dog (Here's the article we reference along with a tried and true recipe for de-sk...
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SEGMENTS 1 and 2: The Art of Purging (the Home)
Getting our homes decluttered and organized isn't always easy. It takes work--physical and emotional! On the show today we talk about some of the reasons we all hang onto far too much stuff . . . and better, we discuss some positive steps to help you start the purge!
SEGMENTS 3 and 4: Primers 101 with Dean Veltman
We've all heard about Paint and Primer all-in-one products. Today,...
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SEGMENT 1: Tool Snobbery
Hailey is a very particular person...some people might even say snob. While that may be true, one thing she is NOT a not a snob about is tools.
Good tools can definitely make jobs easier, safer and faster. They are absolutely necessary for professionals or serious hobbyists.
If you are like most DIY'ers, however, there are tools that can make a project easier but are not going to be used on a regular ba...
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SEGMENTS 1 and 2: Organizational Skills for the New Year
Many of us aren't as organized as we'd like to be. It's a goal, sure, but getting there isn't always easy. In these two segments, we talk about a number of skills to develop that will help you on the journey. (And yes, it's a journey... Understanding that is part of the recipe for success!) Here are some of our recommendations:
Have a place for everything an...
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SEGMENT 1: Chamberlain Garage Door System
https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Garage-Opener-Chamberlain-myQ-G0401/dp/B08GD3D9YJ/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2DMGORG4YBHKEandkeywords=chamberlain+garage+door+openerandqid=1641650430andsprefix=chamberlain%2Caps%2C942andsr=8-2-sponsandpsc=1andspLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExT0s4TFRPSUFMVEtSJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDQ5NTI5MjVXUUxNNjNSNjBZRiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwO...
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Because it's New Year's Day, we decided to run one of our favorite episodes from the past. Here's our episode on Failure!
SEGMENT 1: Backing out of Color Mistakes
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: The Invention of the Telegraph
SEGMENT 4: Unique Accent Walls
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For the first time, we're running a full-blown Christmas special! Merry Christmas, everyone!
SEGMENT 1: Family Traditions
SEGMENTS 2 and 3: Christmas Traditions from Around the World
In these segments, we explore a number of remarkably strange traditions, including a tradition from Spain that you almost have to hear to believe . . . .
SEGMENT 4: Christmas Movie Debate
What's the Best Christmas movie out there? Is Die Hard REALLY...
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