Deck Staining 101: Your DIY Solution

 

Deck Staining 101The first step in staining your deck is to determine which look you want for your deck. Identify the type of wood that you have. If you have a hardwood, such as mahogany, a translucent stain allows the natural beauty of the wood to be accented by the stain. A pressure treated deck in good condition is enhanced with a semi-transparent allowing the grains to show. If your deck does not look the best due to aging, a semi-solid or solid would hide more imperfections and add more color. As a rule of thumb the more opaque the finish, the longer it will last but there is more of a chance for peeling. Especially if the necessary preparation is not done properly. Remember when choosing your desired opaqueness for your deck, it’s important to remember you can always change to a more opaque product, but you cannot choose a less opaque product unless you strip the deck first. (more…)

House Painting in Massachusetts: What You Need to DIY

 

House Painting MassachusettsWith the weather warming up and sun finally starting to shine through here in New England, you’ll undoubtedly be spending more time outdoors. If you’ve noticed some wear and tear in your outdoor living spaces, it might be time to do some painting and staining! Sure, there are plenty of services offering deck staining, pool finishing, and house painting in Massachusetts but why not save yourself some money and do it yourself?

The experts at Richmond Hardware, your local Braintree MA hardware store, are here to help! Below you’ll find information on everything you need to take on your beginning-of-summer exterior improvements: (more…)

Tips on How to Beat the Winter Blues in New England

 
How to Beat the Winter Blues

It’s that time of year when the winter blues really take hold and the cold snowy weather begins to wear on us New Englanders, even in the comfort of our own homes! Dry winter air, chilly drafts, and lack of sunlight can be a drag, but the good news is that by now we are past the half-way point and spring is just around the corner! The even better news? You can keep yourself comfortable and fend off the winter time blues right now with some help from Richmond Hardware, your local Braintree, Massachusetts hardware store. (more…)

Preparing for Winter: 7 Winter Supplies for Snow Removal

 

Man using snowblower in deep snowSnow, and lots of it, is inevitable when living in New England. Last year, Boston accumulated over 40 inches of snow. If you live in Massachusetts, snow and the wintery weather is unavoidable. So how do you prepare? Come to Richmond Hardware and we’ll set you up for success this season. Here’s a list of essential winter supplies to help you when you are preparing for winter this year. (more…)

The Best Wood Stain & Deck Staining Tips for the Northeast

 

Depositphotos_25520783_m-2015Choosing the right deck stain and deciding when to work on your outdoor staining projects can be daunting. Luckily, the folks here at Richmond Hardware are happy to offer advice and provide deck staining tips. Here, you’ll find information on the best time of year for staining wood outdoors, choosing the best stain product, and some tips that will ensure your finished result is something you’ll be proud for years to come. (more…)

Save Big on Your Back to School Supplies List

 
back to school college students

With summer break nearing its end many college students preparing to head back to school. It’s important to decide what you will need to start the school year off on the right foot. At Richmond Hardware and Paint, we carry a variety of school supplies perfect for college students. Stop in at our South Braintree Square hardware store to pick up the supplies you need and be sure to check out our current flyer,  bring (or sign up for) your True Value Rewards Card for additional savings on your future purchases! (more…)

Watering Equipment and Hose Selection Tips

 
Little child, adorable blonde toddler girl, watering the plants, beautiful Hortensia flowers, from hose spray in the garden at the backyard of the house on a sunny summer evening

As New England’s rejuvenating spring season rounds the corner to sweltering summer days, all of us homeowners have one thing on our minds: keeping our lush lawns and plentiful gardens hydrated. Stay ahead of the scorching sun by visiting Richmond Hardware and Paint to purchase all your watering supplies for the summer season. We carry all Bosch sprinklers and Teknor Apex hoses; both brands come highly recommended by our sales staff and have received the best reviews from consumers year after year. Our customer service team share their advice how to select the right watering equipment this summer. (more…)

Stock Up On Swimming Pool Supplies For The Season

 

children in swimming in clean poolIt’s warming up nicely here in Braintree, Massachusetts and it’s almost time to open up your pool for the season. Come visit our store and purchase all the swimming pool supplies you’ll need this summer to keep your pool clean and safe for your family. If you’re a first-time pool owner and you’re not sure where to start we can make the best recommendations for you. (more…)

Scotts 4-Step Lawn Care Program Benefits

 

scotts-4Step-headerThe secret to lush, green, uniform grass all spring and summer long is ensuring your lawn is receiving optimal nutrition and care. Scotts Lawn Care Program, available at our store, takes the guesswork out of having a fantastic looking lawn. The program consists of four easy steps which include a crabgrass preventer with lawn food, weed control with lawn food, lawn fertilizer, and a specialized lawn food for the spreading in the fall. Taking care of your lawn is easy with Scotts Lawn Care Program, here are 6 key benefits to this unique program: (more…)