Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery
Jay Harper will join us with Notes from the Nursery! We'll discuss your #GardenTransition to warmer weather.
On The House Topic: What Is Microbicidal Paint?
In this age of germ hyper-awareness many people are looking for more options other than disinfectant sprays and wipes to keep their homes free of bacteria and viruses. Sherwin-Williams has a solution! Their relatively new Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint has been used in hospitals, locker rooms, assisted living facilities, and is available for residential use. The first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Chat with Rosie & Romey! Got a Question? Call in!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #OpenSpaces | If you're feeling a bit cramped or your home is compartmentalized, creating a passthrough between the living and kitchen for example, will create the feeling of more space and will bring more light into the area. The least invasive way to create more space between rooms is to create a passthrough - Tune-In! We'll talk about how you might be able to make this a DIY Project
Jay Harper says mid April is one of the best times of the year! Blooming beautiful all around the desert!
TEXT: Regarding lawn transitioning from winter rye to summer bermuda, should they fertilize the overseeded the lawn now? (No. Jay explains why this is the time to allow the rye grass to die off).
The advantage of not needing a bermuda summer lawn. Unless it has a purpose in the landscape for any activity.
The benefits of artificial turf.
Discussion of garden transition to summer vegetables. You can grow melons, squash, eggplant and others.
If you're short on garden space, consider growing on a trellis.
Discussion of the gardening boom! A long time seed company had its best year ever! Of the 6 million new gardeners, 80% of them are millennials!
The best way to start a garden is small. Grow what you like to eat! Jay has examples of the containers you can use. Potting soil needs nutrients.
Gardening is great exercise and satisfaction of growing your own food.
Talking weed control!
CALLER: For the second year in a row, goat head (stickers) weeds are growing in the lawn. Is it time to completely remove the lawn? Because its a broad leaf weed, it can be killed without hurting the lawn.
Rosie's suggestion: Call Scottsdale Weed Control.
The key to prevent weeds is applying pre-emergent. There are different pre-emergents for lawn and decomposed granite.
Joe Campbell of The Arizona Painting Company talks about painting.
Explains how they developed their 10 Year Paint Warranty on exterior paints jobs using a Sherwin Williams paint called Duration. He explains the application process and why this paint makes a difference in getting 'Rosie Certified'.
Joe explains a paint application called cross hatching. And the importance of a 4 hour dry time.
Discussion of a new paint by Sherwin Williams called Paint Shield. The first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria. Offers an additional way to help prevent the spread of disease-causing bacteria on high-traffic/high-touch painted surfaces.
CALLER: A 2004 stucco home painted 4 years ago. The paint on the stucco looks like its disintegrating like sandpaper was rubbed on it. Sure sign of moisture intrusion.
They do dry lock on stem walls of the home! Joe explains.
Joe talks about how the Texas Winter Freeze affected the raw materials use to manufacture paint. And how the paint companies are focused on making premium paint which is a better quality paint.
Advantages of a thicker, quality paint. Pay a bit more but get a longer lasting paint job.
The secret to painting a ceiling? Use a dead flat paint. And keeping a wet edge. Joe explains.
The advantages of Frog Tape to get a nice straight edge.
Why we recommend a 100% acrylic exterior paint on your home.
Takeaways includes the new microbicidal paint.
Tip on using the brush in painting wood sash window.
Weekly To Do on opening up the home interior. Generally speaking homes built in 1978 or older had separate rooms divided by walls.
CALLER: Looking to soundproof a bathroom wall. The wall in particular is shared with the living room wall. It was suggested putting tile on the bathroom wall. Rosie has some additional ideas.
Discussion of load bearing and shear walls. Before you remove any wall, you must determine if its load bearing and/or a shear wall.
CALLER: Has a 1970's entire mosaic tile pool built by Paddock Pools. Looking for someone who can replace some of the cracked tile and regrouting.
Romey's story on how home sales are still surging into the summer. And why HOA's are actually a good thing.
More on the Weekly To Do on open spaces. Once you determine that the wall is not load bearing or shear, before you do the demo, test the drywall for asbestos and lead.
Prep work before demo. Block off all the air conditioning registers. Use a drywall knife blade to cut the sheetrock safely before using a saw. Avoid cutting possible electrical work. And tips on installing new drywall and mud patching.
Listener email questions on replacing an electric stove with a gas stove. Supecooling questions on the APS Plans, how low can you set the temperature and when to start supercooling.
Discussion and care of quartz countertops. How they are the top material for countertops.
Takeaways from today's show!