Improve Your Outdoor Space Quickly and Inexpensively this Summer

Now that warm weather is here, it’s time to take inventory of your outdoor living space and tools. Fortunately, there are products available that can save you money as you get your outdoor space ready for summer, such as Amazing GOOP® Lawn & Garden and FAMOWOOD® Wood Filler by Eclectic Products.

All you need is your imagination and a tube of this versatile one-part adhesive. Here are 7 simple ways you can get your outdoor paradise ready for summer:

1. Before you begin, stand back and take a look around your backyard like you’re seeing it for the first time. Take note of the condition of canvas cushions, umbrellas, garden tools, patio furniture, screens, flower pots, etc.

2. Decide what is too shabby to save and get rid of it. Clean away all “trash” and clutter like empty plastic flowerpots, debris around the barbecue area or old tools leaning against the house.

3. Paint inexpensive chairs and tables in bright colors to add a touch of whimsy and fun.

4. Add a bright and inexpensive outdoor rug adds to instant warmth and style.

5. Use FAMOWOOD® Original Wood Filler to mask small or large defects in wooden fences, decks, porches and swings. Watch this video to learn more:

6. Use Amazing GOOP ®Lawn & Garden to

*Turn an old table into a beautiful mosaic with some broken china

*Repair tears in canvas umbrellas and chair upholstery. It won’t chip or flake off because it dries to a rubbery, flexible finish that moves with the material.

*Repair garden tools by bonding wooden handles to metal tool parts.

*Repair other yard items such as gloves, sprinklers and drip system hoses, gutters and downspouts. For maximum ultraviolet protection, paint over it after it has cured.

*Mend small tears in window and door screens and fix cement ponds and birdbaths.

*Create a non-slip surface for tool handles.

7. Get crafty! Add a personal touch to your space by “GOOP-ing” outdoor craft projects such as custom flower pots, ceramic wind chimes, plant holders, decorated birdhouses, jeweled candle holders and so much more. Click here for ideas.

About Amazing GOOP® Lawn & Garden
Amazing GOOP® Lawn & Garden is one of the strongest and most versatile one part adhesives available, the product replaces glues, paste, rubber contact cement, and silicone and patch kits. It is unsurpassed for permanently repairing, mending, and sealing, and for bonding two different materials together. It is ready to use right out of the tube and easy to apply. Use it on almost any material — wicker, wood, metal, glass, ceramic, rubber, cement, leather, marble, plastic, PVC/ABS, tile, vinyl, and even fabric — repair it, bond it to another material or just glue it back together. But with the right adhesive, it’s no longer necessary to replace those cracked hoses, ripped deck umbrellas or loose tiles– simply pull out a tube of Amazing GOOP® Lawn & Garden to bond it, seal it or repair it and save some money. is the perfect adhesive for all outdoor-related projects because of its ability to repair, seal, and bond to a wide variety of materials including wood, metal, cement, ceramic, brick, rubber, canvas and vinyl.

Amazing GOOP ®Lawn & Garden is available i most home improvement and hardware stores, For more information about fast and easy repair of almost anything with one part adhesives, visit www.amazinggoop.com..

Article source: Quick and Inexpensive Tips to Beautify Your Backyard

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How One Man Changed the Shoe and Craft Industry….The Story of Shoe GOO Adhesive

Anyone who has used AMAZING GOOP® Adhesives to create works of art or salvaged their favorite shoes with Shoe GOO can thank Lyman Van Vliet for his groundbreaking invention.

Some of the most innovative solutions of the modern age were developed for a very simple reason. In fact, the origins of Eclectic Products, Inc., one of the biggest manufacturers of adhesive products on the market today, began simply with “tennis toe”.

In the early 1970s, Lyman Van Vliet, a senior executive who frequently enjoyed a game of tennis, was getting frustrated because the soles of his shoes were frequently falling apart while playing his favorite game. The need for more durable shoes inspired him to seek out a method to effective repair them.

After numerous attempts, Van Vliet finally concocted a substance which could be used to create a pliable surface coating for shoe soles. The product, which we now know as “Shoe GOO Adhesive”, was groundbreaking because it had solvents to keep it like a thick gel hardened to a strong yet flexible rubber once it was applied.

The demand for his product led him to launch Eclectic Products in 1972 and market his new creation to tennis players.  It did not take long for the orders to pour in.  Shoe GOO quickly gained popularity among runners during the 1970s and 80s.   In 1988 Willamette Valley Company acquired Eclectic Products in 1988 and their operations are now located in Eugene, Oregon.

Today, Shoe GOO Adhesive is still used to repair tennis shoes and so much more!  Read 101 Uses For Shoe GOO.… to get an idea on how versatile this product is. Click here to read more about Lyman Van Vliet’s story:

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