SOURCE: The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

May 06, 2014 06:00 ET

Home Improvement Has Never Been Easier: Money Pit Experts Find Home Solutions From 2014 National Hardware Show

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - Spring means home improvement is top of mind and no matter the project or problem, solutions can be found at this week's National Hardware Show. "Our favorite new products make home improvement easier than ever," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and host of syndicated radio show The Money Pit. "And what's even better is that you can get professional results on a DIY budget."

Kraeutler and co-host Leslie Segrete recommend the following finds from the 2014 National Hardware Show.

Easy Makeovers with the Right Paint
Anything old is new again with a fresh coat of paint -- IF the paint sticks! Krylon Dual Superbond Paint + Primer adheres to tricky surfaces you wouldn't dare use traditional spray paint on, including plastic, laminate and melamine. This two-in-one product lets you skip the sanding and priming -- just spray it on, and it preps the surface to ensure maximum adhesion, coverage and rust protection. Krylon Dual Superbond comes in 24 colors and 3 finishes, and is available at hardware and home centers. Visit www.krylon.com.

Perfect Edge Every Time
Painting is an affordable way to revamp interior spaces and FrogTape's latest innovation, Shape Tape, makes it easy to paint patterns and achieve crisp lines. "Shape Tape features a pre-cut repeating pattern ready for easy use," explains Kraeutler, "and the patented PaintBlock Technology helps prevent paint bleed." Plus, you can enter your project in FrogTape's Earn Your Stripes Room Makeover contest and win a $5,000 cash grand prize! FrogTape is available at Walmart, Lowe's and Amazon.com. Visit www.FrogTape.com.

Sturdy Support for DIY Success
Projects requiring a stepladder can be completed safely and quickly with Werner's PDIA04 Type IA podium ladder. With four times the standing surface of a typical stepladder, you can face in any direction, eliminating the need to climb down and reposition. This 4 ft. stepladder features a HolsterTop PRO extended guardrail, which securely wraps around the work zone providing an extra point of contact. This podium ladder is available at The Home Depot. Visit http://us.wernerco.com.

Easy-to-use Laser Distance Measurer
If you've been hesitant to use laser distance measurers because you thought they were complicated, expensive or inaccurate, Stanley's affordable new LDM has a simple two-button design and measures up to 65' within 1/8" accuracy. "It automatically calculates distance, area and volume," says Kraeutler, "and it eliminates the need to wrestle with tape measures." Visit www.stanleytools.com.

Avoid Allergens
For nearly 45 million Americans, spring means seasonal allergies. The Filtrete Micro Allergen Reduction Filter brings relief to allergy sufferers. It cleans indoor air and reduces allergens by capturing dust, pollen and lint while also maintaining airflow and preventing stress on air conditioning systems. Visit FindMyFiltreteFilter.com to find a retailer near you.

Smart Sump Pump Texts Info to Your Mobile Device
AdvanTEXT from Wayne Water Systems gives you the real-time information needed to take action before your basement floods. It is the only sump pump system that uses cellular technology, not the internet or a landline, to send text messages instantly when there is a problem. Easy to install and operate, AdvanTEXT is integrated into a reliable Wayne 1/2HP sump pump or available as a standalone device that can be used with any sump pump on the market. Visit www.waynepumps.com.

For more information on these products, as well as a host of home improvement ideas and solutions, visit The Money Pit at http://www.moneypit.com, and follow more of The Money Pit's 2014 National Hardware Show coverage @moneypit on Twitter with hashtag #TopProductsNHS.

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