Archives for Renovating

Working With Stain

(means sand or bust!)   YOU GOTTA SAND OR DON’T EVEN BOTHER TO STAIN True story.  I saw it with my own two eyes!  The fine folks at Benjamin Moore took me to school and gave me a demo that was completely on point on why you need to sand .   You absolutely have to sand (and sand thoroughly) before applying stain or the natural tannins in the wood, which act like a wax, prevent the stain from soaking in.  Watch and see for yourself! Q&A with Jordan Strilaiff, Stain Specialist at Benjamin Moore Kelowna Amy:  Jordan, I love stain. I love the look
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Wallpaper’s Back, baby!

(make gramma proud!)   BUT IT’S NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WALLPAPER ANYMORE! Don’t call it a comeback, it’s been there for years.  Well, in your grandmother’s home anyways.  Until recently, when wallpaper started showing up in every show home, DIY social channels, and TV show from here to HGTV.  Love it or hate it, wallpaper is all the rage.     Q&A with Gaia Mueller, Owner of Benjamin Moore Kelowna I cruised over to one of my favourite home improvement haunts, Benjamin Moore Kelowna, to talk with the owner Gaia Mueller to get the scoop on trends in wallpaper. Q. Amy – So Gaia,
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