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The new ProShot one-quart sprayer — made by Graco for Sherwin-Williams — is powered by an 18-volt lithium-ion battery for easy portability.
According to the manufacturer, this turbine has the lowest installed price per kilowatt-hour of any unit in its class.
UltraStock-Free MDF by Temple-Inland has no added urea formaldehyde, meaning that it contains only trace amounts naturally found in the wood-fiber ingredient itself.
Pro Spec Level Set Deep Pour 3 is a self-leveling non-gypsum underlayment that can be poured up to 3 inches thick in a single lift.
Delta Rim Composites’ Yellowbead washers are made of silicone rubber.
Broan’s new Ultra Silent Series QTRE080R retrofit bath fan is designed to be installed from below the ceiling.
Polymatrx is an elastomeric paint additive that can make an exterior paint job last 20 years or more, says maker Gulf Synthetics.
The DewStop bath-fan control by GTR Technologies monitors air for high humidity and activates the room’s exhaust fan as needed.
3M’s latest masking tape, ScotchBlue Advanced, has a moisture-activated additive that reacts with the water in latex paint to better seal along the tape edge.
U.S. Gypsum has replaced its Durock backerboard with a version called Durock Next Gen.
Bercom’s Handy Paint Pail offers a couple of advantages over painting right out of the can.
Last year I replaced my cellphone with an Apple iPhone, a smartphone that allows me to check my e-mail and go online.
Tramex's MRH III noninvasive moisture meter measures the moisture content of most building materials, including wood, concrete, masonry, plaster, and drywall.
Shape aluminum and vinyl coil stock with the Alum-A-Brake Ultima Plus bending brake.
Cut fiber-cement siding without a cloud of hazardous dust with the FCC4 Guillotine Shear by Malco.
With the MW-CT combo-tool from Midwest Snips, you can switch between settings to alternately punch nail slots and snap locks in vinyl and aluminum siding.
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