jakeparlay
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    48
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  • Average rating
    4.1
    4.1 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 7, 2010
  • Last Review:
    August 24, 2014
 
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      • Review count
        48
      • Helpfulness votes
        98
      • Average rating
        4.1
        4.1 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 7, 2010
      • Last Review:
        August 24, 2014
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          jakeparlay's Reviews
           
          Developed especially for campers, backpackers, fishermen, hunters and other active outdoor enthusiasts. Repel Insect Repellent Sportsmen Max Formula aerosol repels mosquitoes for up to 8 hours. The long-lasting, non-greasy formula provides exceptional effective protection from ticks, biting flies, gnats, chiggers, fleas and no-see-ums.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Very Effective
          PostedAugust 24, 2014
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          Potent and effective - it doesn't take much of this spray to repel even the thickest of swarms. I've used this product for years. Nice to know HD carries it now.
          A little bit goes a long way, and be careful with it near screens, lenses, and delicate plastics. It will erode those types of surfaces.
          Pros: Great Quality
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          The ZEP 32 oz. Hardwood and Laminate Floor Refinisher revitalizes the look of finished hardwood floors for a long-lasting shine. The polyurethane formula does not require rinsing and covers 650 sq. ft.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Pretty Good
          PostedMay 29, 2014
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          The before and after photo I included with this review shows a pretty impressive result. The "before" photo was taken during the day before a cleaning and the "after" photo was taken that evening, after the application was complete.
          As part of the process, it makes sense to remove all objects and furniture and give the floors a thorough cleaning. You're going to get a better-looking room just by the thorough wood cleaning alone. This product, when mopped on liberally, adds a nice oiled/wetter look to the wood. It doesn't work miracles filling in gaps, scratches, etc. but it definitely penetrates them and makes floorboards look altogether better.
          The floors still look pretty good one monthRead More
          The before and after photo I included with this review shows a pretty impressive result. The "before" photo was taken during the day before a cleaning and the "after" photo was taken that evening, after the application was complete.
          As part of the process, it makes sense to remove all objects and furniture and give the floors a thorough cleaning. You're going to get a better-looking room just by the thorough wood cleaning alone. This product, when mopped on liberally, adds a nice oiled/wetter look to the wood. It doesn't work miracles filling in gaps, scratches, etc. but it definitely penetrates them and makes floorboards look altogether better.
          The floors still look pretty good one month after the three-coat application. Under fairly light traffic, they looked their best for the first week or two after initial application.
          Nothing beats sanding and refinishing a floor the complete way, but for a quick, noticeable enhancement on older floors (real estate, light traffic areas, etc.) this is a solid product.Read Less
          Pros: High Quality, Looks Great
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          Homax Pro Grade Popcorn Ceiling Texture delivers an invisible repair by replicating polystyrene, perlite or other aggregate type ceiling textures. Ideal for patching, this professional texture tool makes popcorn repairs fast and easy, providing a portable and convenient alternative to a hopper gun. The controlled application and vertical actuator provides a controlled build and an improved blend.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Very Good
          PostedMay 29, 2014
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          Popcorn ceilings are not my favorite thing, but usually it's a lot easier to repair small imperfections rather than scrape and mud the entire room.
          This was the third type of popcorn ceiling repair product/method I've ever tried -- it was the best of them. I found this one easiest to control and got the best results of any repair to date. The trigger was easy to control, meaning you can put up an accurate spray of quick, light bursts.
          It dries to a light grey. A small roll of primer and white paint after it dried finished the job nicely.
          Pros: Even Application, Good Coverage
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          Remotely control lighting, dimming and smart lighting features from anywhere in the world with this Connected Wireless Smart Lighting Kit with 2 11-Watt (60W) Soft White LED A19 Bulbs and Gateway. Each system will accommodate up to 250 controllable bulbs that can be controlled by any computer, tablet, smart phone, or Connected remote control. Best of all, this system eliminates the need for additional dimmers, timers, and confusing wiring, just plug in and go.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          My Thoughts Six Weeks In
          PostedApril 2, 2014
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          Bulb warmth is unlike any LED I've seen to date (and I've tried plenty). Phenomenal. Dimmable range is also superb.
          Adding these bulbs to your home WiFi network is straightforward, easy. The Android app is featured-packed, but could use a bit of streamlining and UX help. I still enjoy it on a daily basis. Outside of the remote control (sold separately), smart phones are hands-down the best way to control these bulbs.
          Someday, I'd like every fixture in the house to run using this technology. It's that good.
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          The Shur-Line Woven Microfiber Plus Roller Covers have a unique coating that reduces painting time. This roller cover’s combination of woven microfiber and coating allows more paint to be picked up from the tray. Painting time is reduced due to more paint being applied to the wall than other roller covers.
           
          from Central Connecticut
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Excellent Roller Covers
          PostedFebruary 28, 2014
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          We used these roller covers with both latex-based primer and paints on the walls of our home and the results were superb. They really do a nice job of holding a lot of paint without splattering or dripping.
          No complaints at all. They washed out easily for re-use and even on a second and third usage we achieved great results.
          Pros: Even Application, Good Coverage, Easy to Use
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          HUSKY 1/2 in. Impact Combo Kit
          HUSKY 1/2 in. Impact Combo Kit
          This is a great start-up kit for any air tool enthusiast. Features everything you need to get started including Husky 1/2 in. Impact model 676532, (1) 3/8 in. x 25 ft. hybrid hose, (3) 1/2 in. drive impact sockets and quick connect hose connectors. This special kit promotion allows the user to receive the hose, sockets and couplers for the same low price as the impact wrench when purchased alone. This is a limited time offer you can’t pass up.
           

          Will this work for occasional use on a 5gal compressor (capable of 5scfm)?

          Asked by
          gjs542
          January 6, 2014
          February 10, 2014
          Answer: 
          It would, probably, but only for patient, sporadic use. This tool is a real gas hog, though. My 20-gallon Husky compressor ran nearly constantly when using this impact wrench.
           
          Homax Popcorn Ceiling Patch is a premixed, ready to use popcorn ceiling texture ideal for patch and repair of stained, scraped and damaged acoustic ceilings. It contains acoustic popcorn ceiling texture with polystyrene chips for an invisible repair. Applies in seconds with no mess. Easy to blend texture seamlessly into the original ceiling surface. It conceals holes, scuffs, scrapes, cracks and other damage. Repairs and duplicates original texture. Handy 1 qt. size is perfect for large ceiling texture repairs.
           

          How much area dose a 1qt homax Popcorn ceiling patch cover?

          Asked by
          jcmott
          Lake Charles LA 70611
          August 31, 2013
          Asked by
          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          October 13, 2013
          Answer: 
          Roughly a square foot, but you can stretch it a bit past that. Once it's gone, it's gone though -- no way to spread out the applied product further.