How to Treat Common Construction Injuries

man doing construction injured holding knee on floor of home

Read time – 3 minutes TL;DR It’s impossible to eliminate the risk of construction injuries altogether, but proper precaution can help avoid mishaps. Remember to keep your work area clean, stay alert and follow proper safety protocol. Cuts are the most common injury. Wash out cuts with clean, running water and apply pressure to stop…

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How to Advertise with Referral Programs

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Read Time: 2 ½ minutes TL;DR Referral marketing is the most trusted form of advertising. The best way to increase the rate of referrals is through the creation and implementation of a referral program. To create a successful referral program you must provide worthwhile incentives, make the program easy to use, and make sure your…

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How to Select Wood Stain

Unfinished Light Brown Stain varnish on wooden pine boards with Brush and Bucket

Read Time: 2 ½ minutes TL;DR There are four main factors when considering wood stain: wood texture, desired stain coverage, area lighting, personal color preferences. Depending on the project, there are multiple types of stains with different properties: non-penetrating pigmented oil stains, penetrating oil stains, non-grain raising stains, sealer stains, and organic stains.   Nothing…

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Your Guide to a DIY Backyard Playground

For families with children, there aren’t many DIY projects that can beat a backyard playground in terms of value and fun. When planned and built properly, they can provide endless hours of outdoor fun, while staying within easy reach of the comforts of your home. Convenient fun isn’t the only benefit of a backyard playground…

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10-10-10 Memorial Day Sale

memorial day sale

Don’t miss our 10-10-10 Memorial Day promotion going on from May 22 through May 31, 2019! For these 10 days, you’ll receive a 10% discount at the register and a $10 mail-in rebate (good through June 2, 2019) on all Manor Hall Paint & Primer in One products while supplies last. Visit any Doug Ashy…

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Beat the Summer Heat: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Home Energy Efficiency

Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR The summer months can take a serious toll on your utility bills if your house isn’t properly equipped to handle it Installing certified energy saving products, a programmable thermostat and ensuring your air filters are regularly replaced can ensure your air conditioning is operating efficiently Installing ceiling fans, sealing leaks…

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Semi-Annual DeWALT 17%-Off Sale

Don’t miss our Semi-Annual 17%-Off Sale going on now through May 31, 2019! Take 17% off all DeWALT, Porter-Cable, Stanley and Bostitch power tools, hand tools, pneumatics and accessories—while supplies last. Visit any Doug Ashy or Poole store location for more details and to take advantage of these unbelievable prices and deals! Download the full PDF…

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Make the Most of Mother’s Day With a DIY Gift

DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day can be a bit of a problem. She doesn’t want candy, she tells you that she really doesn’t want anything, yet if you don’t get something for the mother of your children or the woman who gave birth to you, you’ll feel guilty, plus you’ll most likely get…

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Small Budget Remodels With Big Impact

Home Improvements On a Budget

Not every home improvement project needs to cost big bucks in order to make a huge impact on the look of your home. In fact, many of the improvements that provide the most value are relatively inexpensive—with costs of less than $1,000. Take a look at these small-budget projects that will make a big impact…

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When Should I Hire a Handyman or a Contractor?

handyman or a contractor

Anyone who is handy around the house takes pride in their DIY accomplishments. Oftentimes being successful at one task—such as laying tile or painting—leads you to try other, more difficult jobs. If you’re a quick learner, that’s great, but sometimes trying to do everything on your own can backfire. Carefully assess your renovation project to…

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