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Cutting Edge Products Spring 2022

Product Guide for Home Improvement Retailers

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THE PRODUCT GUIDE FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILERS

SPRING 2022 • VOLUME 14 • ISSUE 1

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DEAR READERS, Published by
4M Communications
Some of the most rewarding things about working in this industry are the 117 South Cook Street #306
relationships I build along the way. Anyone who knows me can tell you Barrington, IL 60010
I’m quite a talker and ask a lot of questions. But that’s ok. It shows I enjoy
spending time with people and am interested in what they say. ADVERTISING SALES
Midwest/Great Lakes Territory
So, you can imagine how happy I was to return to the tradeshows last fall. Tony Sarantakis
The events were everything Publisher
847-934-9515
I hoped for and more. Where else can you see so many new products? Or, network with [email protected]
people in the industry who know about trends, technology, and the challenges of operating a
successful business? West Coast
Kristy Dziukala
Like the retailers who attend the shows, I work the floor and talk to manufacturers. A 815-353-9493
retailer needs to buy merchandise to stock the store shelves. My team and I are looking for [email protected]
opportunities to promote products, meet new manufacturers, and gain insights into the home
improvement business. Going to tradeshows and building relationships benefits everyone. North & South East Territory
Robin Daugherty
The focus of this magazine is to update retailers about quality products your customers will 773-569-1360
want to purchase each season. And to help you connect to the companies who manufacturer [email protected]
these items. Understanding who you’re doing business with is the foundation of a solid
relationship. Leonard Munson
773-308-6030
The pandemic has forced all of us to adjust to unusual circumstances. Operating a business [email protected]
is stressful when you continually pivot and change plans on short notice. Hopefully, the
disruptions within the supply chain are a thing of the past. Our industry remains strong and EDITORIAL AND MEDIA
keeps moving forward. Wanda Lenoir
Editorial Director
Thank you for supporting Cutting Edge Products Magazine, and our digital enterprise. Because [email protected]
you consistently demonstrate you value our relationship, this magazine is one of the fastest-
growing trade publications in the industry. Let’s keep the momentum going in the year ahead.

Great Selling,
Tony Sarantakis, Publisher

CONTENTS 16 Online Reviews HARDWARE & BUILDING Free Product Information!
Translate Into SUPPLIES
MADE IN AMERICA Revenue 52 Product Spotlight New! Hover the camera on
6 Forging Ahead to your smartphone and scan
the Next 165 Years LAWN & GARDEN HOUSEWARES & the QR code at the bottom
18 C ultivating Millennials CONSUMABLES of page 62. It’s the quick
Mayhew Tools Invests in The key to Future Growth for 60 Product Spotlight and easy way to request
the Future of American Garden Centers & Nurseries more information about
Manufacturing MANUFACTURERS’ products and services
22 Product Spotlight SPOTLIGHT advertised in this issue.
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS 61 Doing Good in
10 G etting to Know PAINT & SUNDRIES the Neighborhood Receive a quick response!
44 T hings Customers
the Reimagined SERVICES
Consumer Don’t Know About 62 Product Information
12 8 Ways to Make the Paint (but should)
Most of Trade Shows 46 Product Spotlight Request Form

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MADE IN AMERICAMANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT

Forging Ahead to
the Next 165 Years

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Mayhew Tools Invests in M ayhew Tools honors the past while
the Future of American successfully adapting to the future.
Manufacturing The company remains steadfast in
manufacturing quality products that
customers can depend on for optimum performance.
Founded at the height of the industrial revolution,
Mayhew continues to embrace innovations that make
the company a trailblazer in American Manufacturing.

What is the driving force behind
Mayhew’s success as a company?

Mayhew’s success from the beginning has always
been driven by our dedication to product quality and
dependability. Our team is continually committed to
consistent product innovation and developing new products
that fill a void in the market so that the end-user has the best
tool for the application at hand.

Mayhew was founded in 1856. Why is “Made
in America” important to consumers?

We believe that when consumers are investing in ‘Made
in America’ products, it signifies to them the quality and
dependability of the item(s) they are purchasing. They can
trust the product they are buying will do the job because
they can know that Mayhew has remained true to its roots
from the beginning and has stayed constant in quality
craftsmanship and production processes.

Can you identify product innovations and
trends driving the hand tools category?

Ultimately, consumers are looking for quality product
solutions that will save them time, make their projects and
jobs easier to accomplish, and are ergonomically designed,
allowing for more comfortable use. We at Mayhew pay
attention to these trends when we are developing new items
and updating current lines to ensure the customer gets what
they need and want.

What role does research and development
play in bringing products to market?

Research and development are key parts of bringing
successful product solutions to market. Mayhew always tests
each new tool we develop initially, in-house, to very specific
standards. We then follow up by conducting field-testing to
ensure each product performs as intended.

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MADE IN AMERICAMANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT

Mayhew has expanded into new areas. Why is this charities (both locally and
important to the company’s growth strategy? nationally) in multiple ways
throughout the year. Some
We believe it is important to have a diversified product line of the charities we support
to offer our customers that also aligns with our core markets include:
and competencies. We invest a significant amount of time
and research into identifying which new products and lines • U nited Way of Franklin
we should bring to market based on the needs and solutions County
identified by our customers.
• Toys for Tots
The supply chain has experienced disruptions • Big Brothers & Sisters
caused by a lack of materials, shipping delays, and • We just finished a 3-year
labor shortages. How has Mayhew been impacted?
program with Baystate
Mayhew has unfortunately felt the impact this year by all Franklin Medical Center
of the above. We are doing everything we can to maintain • YMCA
the quality and service our customers know and trust in • American Cancer Society
the Mayhew brand and are working diligently to reduce the • Make a Wish
impact of these issues at the customer level. During the COVID-19
Pandemic, we also began
How do employees contribute to producing Face Shields and
the success of the company? donated them to local hos-
pitals and those that needed
The people behind the Mayhew brand are what make us protective gear.
successful. From the craftsmen who make our products,
customer service, to the team that ships our products out to Share Mayhew’s philosophy on environmental
the customers, and everyone in between, we could not do it stewardship and social responsibility?
without them; it is a complete team effort.
As an organization and U.S. manufacturer, we believe in
Does the company support specific creating a positive and safe work environment where all our
philanthropic causes or sponsorships? employees feel secure and are valued. We also make sure
that we take the time to consistently review our processes,
At Mayhew, we believe in community and doing what we products, and packaging to reduce or eliminate waste and
can to help those around us. We focus on supporting various minimize our environmental footprint.

Recommend several Mayhew tool lines retailers
should stock to attract pro customers.

Mayhew produces nothing but the highest quality tools.
Once people purchase them, they become loyal customers.
Some of the lines we recommend include; our varieties of
punches and chisels, pry bars, masonry tools, hooks, picks
and scrapers, pneumatic tools, screwdrivers, screw extrac-
tors, brass punches, and more. We also recommend our new
made in the USA insert and power bit product lines. They
each feature hundreds of SKUs in various fastener styles and
sizes to accommodate numerous applications.

What is the most important thing our
readers should know about the company?

Mayhew Tools has been dedicated to manufacturing
innovative, high quality, made in the USA hand tools and
providing customers with products they can trust and rely
on for over 165 years. We are passionate about delivering
the highest quality tools the market expects from the
Mayhew name.

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TPIORLEOANX

SOPONTLIGBHTUSINESS

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Getting to Know the
Reimagined Consumer
By Wanda Lenoir

T hose who experience traumatic life-altering events months. One US consumer says, “I’ve realized the importance
reflect on their relationships with family and friends of friendships, being closer to family, really valuing the things
and their impact on society. Regardless of an indi- that truly matter in life.”
vidual’s point of view, most will acknowledge our
collective response to the pandemic touches everyone. A NEW REALITY CHANGES ATTITUDES

recent Accenture survey, titled Life Reimagined: Mapping the The survey was conducted in 22 countries among 25,000

Motivation that Matters for Today’s Consumers, looks at how consumers. The results identify two distinct consumer

consumers’ values and purpose have changed in the past 18 segments—the Traditional and the Reimagined. Those

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consumers in the Reimagined category have made monu- 8147076 © Janeh15 | Dreamstime.com • Health and safety (12 percent)
mental shifts in their attitudes and primarily focus on what Price and quality continue to be the most significant factor
matters most to them in life. They have been impacted by in the consumer buying decision. However, they have less
the pandemic and have adjusted to living in a time of uncer- influence for the Reimagined–Quality (21 percent) and Price
tainty. This new reality motivates what the Reimagined buy (19 percent). Traditional was slightly higher. They ranked
and the causes they support. Companies and brands that are quality at (26 percent) and Price at (25 percent).
to survive must differentiate themselves once again and rec-
ognize the priorities of these emerging consumers. NEW PURCHASING MOTIVATIONS FOR
TRADITIONAL CONSUMERS
• 17 percent of the Traditional say they were unchanged
by the pandemic • Health and safety (11 percent)
• Service & Personal Care (12 percent)
• 33 percent of respondents are still evolving • Trust and Reputation (10 percent)
• Product Origin (7 percent)
WHO ARE THE REIMAGINED CONSUMERS? • Health and safety (9 percent)

These consumers are more alike than they are different. HOW BUSINESSES
Gender, age, income, and employment status make little dis- CAN LEVERAGE THE
tinction on how they respond OPPORTUNITY
as a group. Pre-pandemic,
there were identifiable patterns There is an opportunity for busi-
of behavior within individual nesses to broaden their scope by
demographic subsets. Although recognizing that consumers are
the Reimagined consumer’s moving beyond Price and quality
response to the pandemic is as the sole factors in determining
based on uniquely personal which products they purchase.
experience, this broad group Understanding and respond-
of individuals now expect a ing to the personal motivations
company’s purpose to align of the Reimagined consumer is
with their perspective on life. critical to the future success of
Previously, it was primarily every business. Their viewpoints
young consumers who held are only the beginning of an
that belief. emerging trend that will continue
to grow over time. The Accenture
• 50 percent say many com- Survey identifies five measures
panies disappointed them companies should implement
by not providing support to drive growth and create the
and understanding during experiences consumers expect.
challenging times
• Investing continuously to
• 72 percent want brands understand your customer’s
to be highly ethical when evolving mindset
sourcing services and
materials • Reimagine the experiences
the company delivers to
• 55 percent would switch
to another provider that meet rising motivations with speed, agility, and
promotes sustainable products and services innovation

WHAT MOTIVATES THEIR BUYING DECISIONS? • Structure the entire organization to create experiences
that capture consumer’s evolving demands across all
Accenture’s research reveals the “Reimagined” have a “desire aspects of operations
to feel better and have confidence in the products, services,
and companies they patronize.” The survey pinpoints five • Examining the business model to improve experiences
new purchasing motivations for these consumers. and meet the needs of customers

• Health and safety (11 percent) “By embracing the business of experience in these ways,
• Service & Personal Care (14 percent) organizations can seize the opportunity, meeting the
• Trust and Reputation (12 percent) Reimagined and others where they are and building new
• Product Origin (10 percent) loyalty and revenue streams.”

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SOPONTLIGBHTUSINESS

8 Ways to Make the Most
of Trade Shows
By Wanda Lenoir

S ome retailers are seasoned pros who have “worked” excitement and make participants feel good about spending
the floor of buying markets and trade shows for three or four days engaging in a host of activities prepared
years. However, there are also younger retailers or especially for the occasion.
new store owners who may be attending events for
the first time. Practically, everyone can use a few tips on Home improvement conventions tend to be high-energy
navigating the buying floor now that in-person events are up affairs held in large convention centers. The booths are
and running again. Remember to follow the safety protocols staffed by enthusiastic folks who hope to get a few minutes
convention organizers have in place. of your time. Ultimately, it’s all about buying and selling.

One of the best ways to learn about new products and However, before heading to the show, you can take steps
gain insights into industry trends is to attend a convention to prepare and ensure things go smoothly. Working the
or trade show. When done right, the events create a sense of market floor with a plan of action lets you manage your time
wisely and accomplish the tasks you need to complete.

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OSPONTLIGBHTUSINESS

1 CREATE A “MUST shapecharge / E+ / Getty Images
DO” LIST
When you register for a market,
you’ll receive tons of informa-
tion from wholesalers and
vendors about special deals,
new products, networking

activities, and educational sessions. Take the
time to read it. Consider dividing activities
among the attendees and ask each person to
create a list of five top priorities.

Hold a meeting to review everyone’s sug-
gestions and build a master list. Be sure to
include the contact person or vendor’s name,
booth number, the reason for your visit, and
time restrictions, if applicable. Remember to
download convention Apps that will assist you
in navigating the floor and receiving updates.

2 SCHEDULE MEETINGS IN ADVANCE 5 BE SOCIAL AND NETWORK

Long lines can be the norm at trade shows. People from every state and country around
But there are ways to avoid them. Pre- the world attend the Market. Many retailers
register or schedule meetings before you take this opportunity to catch up with old
arrive to secure a seat or time slot for activi-
friends and meet new vendors. Sharing ideas

ties that are high-priority. There are days and discussing common business challenges

when you will eat a late lunch or deal with are often the beginning of long-term friendships. Remember

long lines. Come prepared with snacks and water to tide to bring along business cards to share with other attendees.

you over—it also saves money. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR BADGE

3 GET EDUCATED ON PRODUCTS 6 Things can get a little hectic when you’re
wheeling and dealing. But remember to
This is a great time to get educated about keep track of your badge and cart. It’s not
the features and benefits of new products. uncommon to mistakenly grab the wrong cart
Ask the salesperson to show you how the after talking to a vendor or checking out a
product works. Find out if it is currently new product.

popular with consumers or a new product

launch. Visit the vendors on your list on TOUR THE SIGHTS

the first or second day. However, don’t wait until the last 7 Families often go on vacation during or after
the convention. If fun is on your schedule,
minute since some vendors pack up and leave before the check into discount tickets and special offers
at theme parks, restaurants, and tourist attrac-
final day of the show,

4 DRESS FOR COMFORT tions. The information may be included in

Walking the market floor for two or three your attendance packet, or you can see what’s
days is an excellent exercise, but it’s tough
on the feet if you aren’t wearing comfort- posted on Groupon or other online sites that promote dis-
able shoes. Bring two pairs and alternate
counted products, services, and vacations.

days. Dress in casual clothing typically WORK IT

worn on outings with family or friends. If 8 Go to Market prepared to come home with
new products for your customers and plenty
you plan to go out on the town, you might also want to of ideas to share with your staff. At times, it’s
a crazy, busy place. But, well worth the trip if
pack dressier attire. Avoid overpacking since you may need you know how to work it to your advantage.

space for a few things you pick up during the trip.

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FEBRUARY Hearth Patio & Barbecue APRIL SEPTEMBER
Expo.
Do it Best Spring Market March 2–5, 2022 National Hardware Show Do it Best Fall Market
February 11–14, 2022 Georgia World Congress Center, April 5–7, 2022; September 9–12, 2022
Indiana Convention Center, Atlanta Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Indiana Convention Center,
Indianapolis Vegas, Nev. Indianapolis
The Inspired Home Show
Orgill Spring Dealer March 5–8, 2022 JUNE Blish-Mize Fall Dealer
Market and Online McCormick Place, Chicago Market
Buying Event House-Hasson Hardware September 16–17, 2022
February 24–26, 2022 Ace Hardware Spring Summer Dealer Market Overland Park Convention Center,
Orange County Convention Convention June 10–11, 2022 Overland Park, Kan.
Center, Orlando, Fla. March 8–10, 2022 Sevierville Events Center,
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Sevierville, Tenn. OCTOBER
MARCH Vegas, Nev.
AUGUST True Value Fall Reunion
True Value Hardware Blish-Mize Spring Dealer October 15–17, 2022
Spring V-Union Market Ace Hardware Fall Orange County Convention
March 1–3, 2022 March 18–19, 2022 Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Overland Park Convention Center, August 15–17, 2022
Overland Park, Kan. McCormick Place, Chicago

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Online Reviews Translate
into Revenue

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O ne of the highest compliments a consumer can give Five-star rated businesses have below-average sales. The
any retailer is to tell someone the company can best rating is 3.5 to 4.5 stars
be trusted and operate with integrity. Perhaps the
accolades were prompted by receiving exceptional WHY RESPONDING TO REVIEWS MATTERS
service, selling quality products at fair prices, or exceeding
the person’s expectations at every step of the buying journey. In the eyes of consumers, businesses that respond to positive
Whatever the reasons, these comments are worth their or negative reviews are seen as being more credible since
weight in gold. they actively engage with customers. Surprisingly, only 25
percent of companies respond to their online reviews. That
The Better Business Bureau surveyed consumers to deter- means the vast majority fail to do so. However, when custom-
mine the importance of honesty and integrity when con- ers see that businesses are active on review sites, they are
ducting business within the home improvement industry. more prone to spend money with the company.
The survey points out understanding customer expectations
will help retailers figure out what matters most to custom- • Responding to just one review can earn businesses four
ers. Business owners can then use the answers to create a percent more than average
positive customer experience to generate repeat business and
a steady supply of referrals. • Businesses that respond to at least one review react to an
average of 26 reviews
THE POWER OF ONLINE REVIEWS
HOW STAR RATINGS IMPACT REVENUE
One of the best sources to get insight into customer expec-
tations is online reviews. But, managing online reviews While there are several factors that business owners directly
and responding to negative ones can be difficult for small control with online reviews, star ratings fall into the hands of
companies. However, the feedback from customer reviews consumers. Low ratings on Google are more damaging to a
is a valuable and powerful way to improve operations and businesses’ revenue than a low rating on Yelp or Facebook.
profitability. The BBB spoke to Dr. Evans Baiya, a growth Womply survey results indicate that high star rating matter,
strategist and coach, who says, “We have to think about small but not as much as local businesses think they do. Five-star
targeted segments. You need to have a good understanding of rated establishments average much less revenue than the
the “what” and “how” of your customer. When you talk about typical business because they have fewer reviews and are less
new value—what is it that you are going to take to your cus- established. They could also be compromised by buying fake
tomers this year that they instantly will find value in?” There’s reviews.
no doubt customers read and respond to online reviews.
• 3.5 stars to 4.5 stars is the sweet spot for a local business
• Almost 95 percent of customers read reviews before • 4 to 4.5 stars rating earns the highest average revenue
buying a product. (Spiegel)
FOCUS ON INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REVIEWS
• Seventy-two percent of customers won’t decide before
they read reviews. Google is the most critical review site for small businesses.
The average number of reviews across all sites is 82.5. The
• (Testimonial Engine) survey shows a direct correlation between the number of
• Ninety-three percent of customers use reviews to deter- reviews customers post and the company’s sales revenue.
Businesses that exceed the average number of reviews
mine the quality of local businesses. (BrightLocal) generate 82 percent more annual revenue than those with
less than the average number of reviews.
HOW REVIEWS TRANSLATE INTO REVENUE
• 82 reviews trends above-average levels
Potential customers constantly seek information about local • Thresholds above 82 reviews generate much higher
businesses on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. While many
companies fear those negative reviews they may find posted levels of revenue
by disgruntled customers —the situation is not as dire as • Businesses with over 400 reviews more than double the
it seems. Womply, a local commerce platform, surveyed
200,000 U.S. small businesses to understand the correlation revenue of an average business
between reviews and revenue better. Their research indicates Small businesses should do what is necessary to get
that there are simple things retailers can do to manage and as many authentic and honest reviews from customers as
improve reviews and use them to generate income. possible. Although some may be negative, customers value
those as well. When organizations respond, potential pur-
• Claiming free listings on at least four review sites can chasers view this as a desire to resolve the problem and
earn a business 58 percent more revenue ensure that the customer is satisfied with the service or
product.
• Replying to about 25 percent of reviews can average 35
percent more revenue

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LAWN & GARDENPRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Cultivating Millennials

The Key to Future G arden Centers and nurseries had their share of ups
Growth for Garden and downs in the past five years due to external
Centers & Nurseries factors in the marketplace. Revenue declined from
$16.2 billion in 2015 to $15.3 billion in 2020, with
By: Wanda Lenoir intermittent growth spikes in individual years. According
to experts, the primary reasons for fluctuations within the
industry are consolidation, imports, and volatility.

However, it appears there are brighter days ahead.
It’s projected the industry will grow at a rate of 1.9
percent, generating $16.8 billion in revenue by 2025.
Additionally, the horticulture sector is riding a wave of
popularity with consumers, led by gardening enthusiasts

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AdobeStock | 313633780 Imports: The U.S. currently imports more nursery goods
than it exports. Imports totaled $2.2 billion in 2020, whereas
and homeowners. Yet, it is millennials who are shaping the exports amounted to $497 million. Major retailers buy flowers
future of the industry. at more affordable prices from countries such as Columbia
and Ecuador.
CONFRONTING MAJOR CHALLENGES
Volatility: Consumer demand is often seasonal or related
According to the State of the Greenhouse and Nursery to holidays. Flowers and plants are non-essential luxury items
Industry Report 2021, conducted by GroPro, three factors are subject to price fluctuations and household budgets.
slowing the industry’s growth.
POSITIONING FOR GROWTH
Consolidation: Major companies that previously
purchased only from local nurseries are now sourcing from Rather than focusing on obstacles, forward-thinking garden
a broad range of suppliers. Price is the primary determining center owners will develop contingency plans to mitigate
factor for large-scale purchases, making it more difficult for disruptions caused by unforeseen events. In the event of
smaller nurseries to compete. an emergency, businesses should be prepared to safeguard
personnel, assets, and inventory. Since orders from florists
may continue to fall, nurseries could potentially benefit
from incorporating more food-related items. Larger nurseries
might become eligible for agriculture subsidies. Investing in
automation to improve operations could reduce labor costs
and increase efficiency.

COUNTING ON CONSUMER DEMAND

According to the 2022 Gardening Insights Survey conducted
by Axiom Marketing, a market strategy consulting company,
the planting trend that has occupied consumers throughout
the pandemic will continue in 2022. Sixty-two percent of
respondents say they will plant more in the coming year than
they have previously. The response is even higher among
millennials at 76 percent.

• 28 percent of people surveyed will buy more gardening
products

• 44 percent will spend more time gardening this year
While 84 percent of gardeners feel they accomplished
their tasks in 2021, the response among millennials was
even higher. “What is even more encouraging is that number
jumps to more than 90 percent when it comes to millennials.
We believe if this group feels successful, the industry will have
long-term growth. Millennials see gardening as more than
just a hobby; it’s an extension of their home and a chance to
enhance outdoor living space,” says Kathleen Hennessy, head
of Axiom’s horticulture marketing group.

GARDENING IS THERAPEUTIC

The primary reason respondents enjoy gardening is that it
lowers stress and makes them feel healthier and happier.
Secondary reasons were being outdoors with their families
and spending time at home. The final reasons were growing
food and creating a lovely space outdoors.

Operating a garden center or nursery can be challenging.
However, owners can weather the storms by making
sound business decisions, running a safe operation, and
understanding the trends that are changing the industry.

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NEW! DITSY SPRING SHOES JAPANESE BEETLE TRAP REFILLS

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SPIDER TRAPS

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3
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brushed, rolled or sprayed on with also low-odor, biodegradable and free from the
an airless paint sprayer. Multi-Strip harsh chemicals often found in paint strippers.
removes most varieties of paints Safenol is the safer, effective choice for your
and varnishes which are oil or water customers’ home improvement projects! Stop
based. Unlike other removers it can by our booth at the Ace Hardware Spring
remove more difficult coatings such as Convention and the Do It Best Spring Market
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Strip Advanced works on interior and
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SUNNYSIDE CORPORATION Ace Hardware #53093 True Value #9238
847-541-5700 OR SUNYSIDECORP.COM
Do It Best #7068 Orgill #85069

FRANMAR
800-538-5069 OR FRANMAR.COM
[email protected]

BLUE MAX LIQUID RUBBER
TILE & FLOOR ADHESIVE

Blue Max Tile & Floor is an elastomeric,
liquid rubber adhesive, crack prevention
membrane, and waterproofer for the
application of tile and stonework. It
is easy to apply with a brush or roller
and can be used in both vertical and
horizontal applications. Blue Max Tile &
Floor is Uniform Plumbing Code listed
for use as a shower pan liner.

AMES RESEARCH
888-345-0809 OR AMESRESEARCH.COM

SEAL-ONCE WOOD STAIN

U-C Coatings, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Wood Protection Products announced the
latest additions to the Seal-Once® family of products. Seal-Once Nano+Poly Redwood
offers natural beauty by offering a true, semi-transparent wood stain that can be applied
both in the field or in prefinished machine application. Seal-Once Exotic Light Brown is
a lightly pigmented finish made to enhance the natural beauty of Tropical Hardwoods
and Thermally Modified Wood while offering additional UV protection. SEAL-ONCE is the
leading brand of non-toxic, high-performance waterproofing wood sealers & deck stains
warranted to prevent long-standing water accumulation for up to 10 years on vertical
surfaces and 6 years on horizontal surfaces.

U-C COATINGS, LLC
SEAL-ONCE.COM OR EMAIL [email protected]

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