Recent Countertop Maintenance Articles

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Enjoy Good Healthy Fun with No-VOC Paints

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

You've probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins harmful to human health. But what about the supplies...

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What Salt Water Does to Houses

Posted by S.E. Smith | Nov 01, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many people have flood damage on their minds. Hurricanes come with an extra complication that makes flood damage potentially more dangerous, more expensive,...

Sealing and Waxing Concrete Countertops

Posted by Steve Graham | Sep 28, 2010

The first rule of concrete countertop sealants seems to be: don’t talk about concrete countertop sealants. Manufacturers are cagey about their proprietary formulas and seemingly...

Guide to Maintaining Brick and Stucco Siding

Posted by Caryn Colgan | Nov 22, 2009

As home siding materials, brick and stucco provide an earthy natural look. In fire-prone areas, brick and stucco may be an excellent choice since they are fire resistant. Brick walls...