Archive - Advice

What Do The Birds Eat?

October 8, 2019

by The Helpful Hardware Folks Bird seed, suet, nuts, fruit and nectar all help birds when food is scarce or when extra energy is needed. The more variety you provide, they more types of birds you’ll attract. Fruit A favorite of Bluebirds, Sparrows, Orioles and Woodpeckers To attract more of Read more ›

Winterize Your Swimming Pool

September 9, 2019

You should wait until the weather turns cool and water temperature falls to 60° F or below to begin winterizing your pool. Otherwise you will likely see an increase of organic and inorganic build up (such as algae) in your pool water which will be time consuming and more expensive Read more ›

Tips For a Flawless Paint Finish

January 2, 2019

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert. See more helpful advice from Ace Hardware. Once you’ve decided on a paint color, you may be so eager to see your new color on the walls that you’re tempted to rush ahead to rolling on your new color. But some of the steps Read more ›

Using Your Electric Smoker To Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 7, 2018

Smoking is an easy and delicious way to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey. An electric smoker cooks the turkey low and slow (very low temperature for a very long time) so it doesn’t ever dry out- it’s continually basting itself. Then the smoke infuses awesome flavor into the turkey- it’s a Read more ›

How To Remove Carpet Stain

July 18, 2018

Spills are a part of everyday life in your home, especially while entertaining . With just a few simple steps, you remove most carpet stains. Here’s a step by step guide from Ace Hardware. Clean Up The Spill – You’ll have a better chance of getting the stain out completely if Read more ›

Tips For A Healthy, Lush Landscape

April 19, 2018

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert If your lawn, landscape or and garden beds aren’t thriving, you want to get to the root of the problems and cover all the basics – healthy soil, pest control, pruning and irrigation. Keep in mind, plant and soil requirements vary in different regions Read more ›

What To Do About Frozen Pipes

January 5, 2018

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert The last thing you want to be faced with is a busted water pipe. So what if it does happen? Here’s my advice – with a couple extra pointers for preventing bursts due to frozen pipes. Q: What do I do if a pipe bursts? Read more ›

Tips For Choosing The Right Paint Brush

December 19, 2017

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert You can buy premium paint, in your perfect color and prepare the surface perfectly – and still end up disappointed with your paint finish because you used the wrong brushes or rollers to apply the paint. So when it comes to paint brushes and Read more ›

Why LED For Your Holiday Lights?

December 8, 2017

When you’re setting up your holiday light display, you have the choice of incandescent or LED. We suggest using LED. Here’s the benefits of using LED for your holiday lights: Longer lasting super bright bulbs Weather sealed socket to keep out moisture Continuous on technology means entire string stays on Read more ›

How To Cook A Turkey On A Propane Grill

November 8, 2017

by Chef Jason from 5280 Culinary Share Twitter Pinterest Facebook Email Ready to be the hero this holiday? Then save your oven for sides and cook your turkey on your propane grill.  Get our expert tips on how to get a great brine for your turkey.  Then learn how the Read more ›

How To Seal Coat A Driveway

September 1, 2017

-by Ace Hardware Do sealcoating when you can expect 24-48 hours of clear, dry weather, with temperatures above 65°. Clean– Sweep away leaves and debris. Scrape dirt and roots out of cracks in the surface. Oil spots can eventually bleed through seal coat, so use soap and water and a Read more ›

Guide To Grills & Outdoor Cooking Equipment

June 21, 2017

-by Ace Hardware For more great tips and advice like this, visit Ace Hardware Tips & Advice Page. If you’re new to grilling or looking to upgrade your barbecue, this overview of some of the most popular types and styles of grills and accessories can help you decide what you want Read more ›

How To Spray Paint

May 16, 2017

-by Ace Hardware Prep The Surface -Start with a clean, dry surface. Spray on a primer coat if the product isn’t a paint and primer on one. Shake It Up- Shake the can really well. Spray a couple test spots on a piece of cardboard or newspaper. The spray may Read more ›

Spring Birdfeeding Tips

April 12, 2017

-by Ace Hardware What birds need in Spring: An extra food source to recover from migration. Space and material to prepare for nesting. How you can help: Clean and fill your feeders Fill hummingbird or oriole feeder with nectar and jellies Set up a bluebird house or other birdhouses Hang Read more ›

Patch A Small Drywall Hole In 8 Easy Steps

February 15, 2017

-by Ace Hardware 1. Choose Your Patch Product For smaller holes, the size of a nail or even something as large as a dime, you can use spackling as your patch product. Quick dry spackle or patch and primer in one products can help save you time. 2. Apply Spackling Read more ›

Benefits Of Propane- Our #1 Sku

January 13, 2017

Did you know that filling your propane tank is our number one sku year round? Propane is for much more than just grills. Here are some other uses for propane:  Pool & Spa/Hot Tub Heaters  Patio Heaters  Cooktops/Ranges  Clothes Dryers  Water Heaters  Furnaces  Fireplaces  Underground & Aboveground Tanks For Whole Read more ›

10 Ways To Conserve Heat This Winter

December 13, 2016

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Controlling heating costs is always a good way for homeowners to save a significant amount of money in the winter. Here are my top 10 tips to help you out: Have your heating system checked annually. For about $75 to $100, a service technician Read more ›

How To Install Weather Stripping On A Window

November 2, 2016

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Windows and doors are a main source of energy loss in your home. Creating a tight seal, that still lets you operate your windows easily, can save money on your energy bills. Here are some helpful tips for installing weatherstripping around windows. Choosing Your Read more ›

Why Overseed Your Lawn?

September 21, 2016

Why overseed your lawn? It can help thicken your turf and keep weeds from filling in thin or bare spots. When to do it? This is a great early Fall project. The season’s higher moisture and cooler temperatures helps new turf start strong. Mow & Rake– Set your blade to Read more ›

Common Lighting Mistakes Homeowners Make

September 2, 2016

Ace’s Design Experts Katie Reynolds, Julie Richard and Nathan Fischer provide expert tips and recommendations for  lighting your home. Katie Reynolds Many homes rely too much on overhead lighting and do not have enough “human level” lighting, which includes table lamps, floor lamps and task lighting. Often homeowners use the wrong type of Read more ›

If You Can Boil Water, You Can – CAN!

August 9, 2016

By , The Helpful Place Nothing says “homemade” like a quaint mason jar packed with home canned fruits or vegetables. Savor the taste of fresh produce from your garden, farmer’s market or grocer long past the growing season. Or, create handcrafted jam, chutney, pickles or salsas to give as gifts. Read more ›

5 Tips To Keep Squirrels Out Of Your Bird Feeders

July 20, 2016

One of our most popular questions is what’s the best way to keep squirrels away from your bird feeder. The Helpful Hardware Folks at Ace have answered that question with 5 quick tips.   Place your feeders 10 feet from launch points. Attach a domed baffle under or over a feeder. It Read more ›

Tips For A Flawless Paint Finish

June 30, 2016

By Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Once you’ve decided on a paint color, you may be so eager to see your new color on the walls that you’re tempted to rush ahead to rolling on your new color. But some of the steps you’d skip will drastically affect how long Read more ›

Keys To Properly Maintaining A Pool

June 8, 2016

With the warm weather we’ve had the past few weeks , we hope you were able to open your pools and relax and enjoy. Whether you’re new to pool ownership or a seasoned veteran, it’s important to maintain your pool correctly on a regular basis. There are 4 key factors Read more ›