April 16, 2014

Hyde Painter’s Assistant easily snaps on to 1- and 2-quart containers and has a magnetic paint brush holder. New Product Showcase is sponsored by the National Hardware Show, coming to Las Vegas, May 6-8.

March 5, 2014

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools introduced a product designed to reduce the painter's time on preparation and painting. 

The Hyde Painter's Assistant is a multi-use painter's tool that acts sort of like an extra pair of hands. Thecarrying handle for one and two quarter containers includes a magnetic bursh holder. 

Also built in are a paint can opener, brush and roller cleaner, belt hook, putty knife/scraper and a garage tool hanger.

June 3, 2013

Here's the situation when I was on the ladder.

• The ground under the garage gutter sloped hard from right to left.

• Plants prevented ideal positioning of the wobbly painter's ladder.

• And I was already tired from cleaning the gutters in the front of the house.

All the conditions were present for a classic weekend DIY accident.

April 5, 2013

The effort brings a line of Valspar Pro and dedicated in-store service to more than 1,700 Lowe’s retail locations, according to the manufacturer's announcement.

February 8, 2013

Certain BlueStar residential gas wall ovens are the subject of a recall, according to an announcement by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

August 31, 2011

Home Channel News editors have assembled here a collection of the innovative, the colorful and the resourceful. From self-sufficient plants and key-hiding rocks to paintbrush-replacing gloves and multi-bit screwdrivers, there is certainly something here for the gadget lover in all of us.

June 8, 2011

FrogTape, a division of Avon, Ohio-based ShurTech Brands, is promoting its painter's tape with the help of a professional painter -- Dan Brady of Traverse City, Mich.-based Dan Brady Painting & Wood Restoration.

"When you're painting a deep color into white trim, I don't care how steady your hand is, it helps to have a tape that doesn't bleed," said Brady.

Common mistakes of DIYers engaged in painting projects, he said, include:

• Failing to perform sufficient prep work;

March 31, 2011

The National Hardware Show has a reputation as the place for retailers of all sizes and affiliations to scout out new products, many of which won’t be unveiled until show time (May 10 to 12). But Home Channel News editors made a few calls to put together this new product showcase — from the garden to the grill.

February 7, 2011

The 2011 International Builders’ Show returned to Orlando, Fla., in 2011 — it was held here in 2008 — and it was a lot easier to get a taxi this time around. The residential construction industry was fresh off a year only slightly better than the record low of 2009, and the show’s contraction reflected the industry’s health.

January 17, 2011

Behr Paint and Home Depot will attempt to reach further into the pro market with the launch of the Kilz Pro-X line made by MasterChem Industries. Both Behr and Kilz are part of Masco Corp. The announcement was made at the International Builders’ Show on Jan. 12.

Initially the Kilz Pro-X line will offer 1,300 colors. Designed as part of Behr’s “Direct to Pros” program, the company hopes to begin with a February rollout and finish in May or June of 2011, when all 2,000 Home Depots will have the program.

September 7, 2008

Lauren Wagner, supervisor, category management for Do it Best, has a simple definition for the...

September 3, 2008

Lauren Wagner, supervisor, category management for Do it Best, has a simple definition for the...

November 18, 2007

The paint sundries category is big, accounting for $3.1 billion in U.S. sales in 2006,...