Five Essential DIY Products Every Home Should Have

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Are you the type of person who prides themselves in fixing what’s broken around the house without hiring outside help? Do you do your own home improvements? Do you regularly watch hours of YouTube videos on how to reclaim and recycle furniture and other home fixtures? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you are probably a “do-it-yourself (DIY)” type!  DIYers are some of the resourceful, creative, intelligent people wandering the planet, but even they may need help from time-to-time. Fortunately, there are multiple products from Eclectic Products, Inc. to make do-it-yourself household projects even easier!  

Eclectic Products, Inc., a subsidiary of the Willamette Valley Company, produces some of the highest quality adhesives, paints, epoxies and wood fillers on the market. Their product line continues to evolve due to a desire to find new solutions to meet consumer and professional tradesmen’s needs. Here are five products every DIYer should have in their home tool kit: 

#1- Amazing GOOP Household


Amazing GOOP Household repairs, seals and sticks to virtually anything around the house, including vinyl, rubber, fabric, glass, plastic, metal, brick, wood and more. Compared to other brands on the market, this miracle contact adhesive and sealant is one of the strongest, most flexible, all purpose adhesives ever created. DIYers can conquer any repair around the house, indoors and outdoors, from broken teacups to loose towel racks. On top of that, it’s waterproof, paintable, and WASHER/DRYER SAFE safe for use on clothing and fabrics (do not dry clean). Other DIYer approved Amazing Goop products for home repair include Amazing GOOP All Purpose, Amazing GOOP II MAX, Amazing GOOP Plumbing and Amazing GOOP Trim Repair

#2- FAMOWOOD Original Wood Filler  


Got a wood project in mind? Make sure you have FAMOWOOD Original Wood Filler on hand! This home repair essential has been the choice of professional woodworkers for over 70 years for repairing small and large defects. We love how it spreads evenly into cracks and holes, and works both indoors and outdoors without shrinking, crumbling or cracking. In addition, FAMOWOOD requires very little sanding, and it takes stains and paints evenly to achieve a desired finished appearance. To round out your DIY wood product repair kit, we also recommend  FAMOWOOD Latex Wood Filler and FAMOWOOD GLAZE COAT Epoxy Coating. 

 

#3 – E6000 PLUS


E6000 PLUS is on our list of DIY essentials because it offers the same performance qualities most DIYers LOVE about E6000, without any strong odor! This must-have adhesive can be used for any application because it is formulated to meet high performance industrial requirements. E6000 PLUS is excellent for inside and outside projects and works beautifully on wood, glass, fabric, ceramic, gems, metals, marble, fiberglass, concrete, most plastics, lexan, plexiglass & much more! Not only will it maintain its permanent bond strength, it works on wet surfaces, it’s unaffected by extreme heat or cold (once cured), dries crystal clear, offers superb UV RESISTANCE, and is paintable, flexible, washer-dryer safe and acid-free. Oh, and the LOW ODOR thing! 

#4 Seal-All   


Fast drying and clear, Seal-All, a.k.a. “the repair kit in a tube”, is the adhesive DIY mechanics and handymen/women trust for their automotive and garage repairs. It adheres with superior strength to most substrates and resists gasoline, oil, paint thinner and most solvents, while maintaining bond strength even on objects subject to wear. It can also withstand changes in climate, making it ideal for repairing distributor caps, interior panels, radiators, gaskets, china, porcelain, fiberglass, figurines, linoleum, furniture, knobs and drawers, screens, gutters and much more! 

#5- E6100 

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E6100 is a high performance industrial adhesive that will not sag, drip or run. It’s super strength and temperature resistant formula makes it highly effective for vertical repairs to brick & mortar, HVAC systems repair, roof flashing/shingles repair, and much more!  This DIY essential permanently adheres to more surfaces than any other adhesive, providing exceptional adhesion to wood, metal, glass, fiberglass, ceramics, masonry, concrete, asphalt, leather, rubber, PVC, neoprene, vinyl and many plastics. 

#6 BONUS: Shoe GOO ll

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While it’s technically not a home repair product, Shoe GOO ll is so handy, we had to add it to the DIY essentials list. This premier shoe, boot & skate repair adhesive is worth having in your toolkit for the inevitable footwear emergency. It’s the perfect addition for anyone who loves the original Shoe GOO Adhesive, but is sensitive to odors. The product is designed for strong adhesion and all-weather performance on leather, canvas, suede, rubber, fabric and more! Shoe GOO ll is extremely flexible and offers a permanent bond ideal for repair and maintenance on just about any pair of shoes, work boots, gloves and more! 

About Eclectic Products, Inc.

Eclectic Products, a division of Willamette Valley Company, is an American-based manufacturer of adhesives, wood fillers, and do-it-yourself products for home and commercial use, including the Amazing GOOP® line, Seal-All®, and many other best-sellers. To learn more about this company or other home improvement products, visit eclecticproducts.com.

 

What is the difference between Synthetic Patch, Epoxy and Putty?

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By now, you already know that WVCO offers a wide variety of wood products solutions to the wood industry including patches, fillers, extenders, coatings, inks, abrasives, tapes, and a wide variety of outstanding application equipment and parts.

But how much do you really know about Willamette Valley Company (WVCO) products? One of the questions we often get is “What’s the difference between Synthetic Patch, Epoxy and Putty?”. Unique details about these products are outlined in this video, but keep reading for more info.

What is a Synthetic Patch?
Synthetic Patch is a two-component polyurethane that is dispensed through a metering system.

What does it do?
Synthetic Patch, often referred to as “patch” or “poly” repairs veneer voids, knot holes, splits, and cracks in plywood panels, MDO, HDO, laminated wood, and lumber. The polyurethane flows in and sets up in seconds to form a sandable patch that can be treated much like the wood it repairs. It can be nailed, screwed, painted, finished or overlayed. Patch comes in a variety of colors to compliment the wood being filled. Willamette Valley Company (WVCO) Synthetic Patch has passed the rigorous standards of the APA-Engineered Wood Association.

A great example of this product is WVCO’s CU-100 Synthetic Patch, designed and APA approved to fill and up-grade plywood panels, laminated beams, mouldings, door blanks and other wood products. It is a two-component ambient temperature cured polyurethane resin system that is mixed and applied using WVCO’s dispensing and meter equipment.

What is Epoxy?
Epoxy is a two-component product, hardener and resin, that is mixed on-ratio either by hand or through a metering system. WVCO Epoxies come in a variety of set times and in one-to-one and two-to-one ratios.

An example of one of our Epoxies is E-100 Epoxy, an ultra-clear, high-gloss finish, faster set epoxy. This easy-to-use, 1:1 mix ratio is ideal for house hold and craft projects. For industrial or large projects it is best applied using WVCO metering system. It is versatile enough to be used on most surfaces: especially wood either smooth or rough, stained or painted. E-100 forms a thick, durable, high gloss, clear finish for tables, clocks, game boards and furniture.

What does it do?
Epoxy creates a tough repair that bonds tenaciously to the wood in large voids and knotholes in lumber, laminated beams, siding, molding, and plywood. Once cured, the epoxy can be treated just like wood: sawed, nailed, screwed, sanded, painted or stained. Epoxies are produced in various wood colors. WVCO Epoxy’s have passed the rigorous standards of the APA-Engineered Wood Association.

What is Putty?
WVCO Wood Putties are water-based pliable putties that can be hand or machine applied. They are designed for softwoods, hardwoods, and particleboard edge filling. WVCO Putties are used by cabinetmakers and on large production lines to fill core voids, larger holes, and splits in wood. The putties come in a variety of colors to blend with the woods being filled. Putty is easily sanded, is stainable, and takes a finish. WVCO Wood Putties have passed the industry standards of the APA-Engineered Wood Association.

WVCO’s Famowood is a good example of a putty. Famowood S/F FTS Birch is an acrylic-based wood filler used to repair defects in all types of wood. This product is supplied to the customer in a ready to use form and is formulated to be smoothly applied with a flexible putty knife or automated system. Once dried, it can be easily sanded, stained or painted.

To learn more about these and other wood product solutions, please visit www.wilvaco.com/WoodProducts or email your question to info@wilvaco.com

New Product Spotlight: FAMOWOOD® GLAZE COAT® High Build Epoxy Coating from Eclectic Products, Inc.

glaze-coat-family-usEclectic Products, Inc., a subsidiary of the Willamette Valley Company, has recently unveiled FAMOWOOD® GLAZE COAT® HIGH BUILD EPOXY COATING, another innovative solution for crafters and home improvement DIYers.

This ultra-clear, high gloss finish epoxy is versatile enough to be used on just about any surface, either smooth or rough, stained or painted. It’s great for coating tables, bar tops, game boards, preserving photographs, ceramics, or to imbed coins, rocks, sea shells, flowers or any non-waxy material. It can be used on Wood, Cloth, Styrofoam™, Metal, Pine Cones, Leather, Paper, you name it!

Want to see how it works? Watch this table get a cool new makeover using Glaze Coat.

Now watch Mark Montano shows Glaze Coat in action:

The possibilities are endless!  Here’s what some customers on Amazon had to say of their experience with the product:

“This stuff works great. Creates a solid, clear surface.” – David G. Gantt

“Hard and durable. Tried it in crafting this year to make water in a miniature pond to put in a fairy garden. Is holding up beautifully so far.” – Deb in Ohio

“Famowood is pretty amazing. I do resin jewelry and I’ve definitely been through my fair share of tests and experiments.” – Cilla

Click here for more uses and fun project ideas!

About Eclectic Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Eclectic Products specializes in adhesive/patch/coatings and repair products ranging from 0.18 oz. tubes to industrial totes and drums. The company offers powerful brands with exceptional performance and high-level technical R&D abilities. Eclectic Products has earned numerous awards for product performance, innovative design and excellence from organizations such as the National Retail Hardware Association, HGTV Magazine and Handyman Magazine. Eclectic’s manufacturing facility based in Pineville, Louisiana has also been recognized by the State of Louisiana for demonstrating exceptional quality of work and a commitment to community. All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.

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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Company News: Eclectic Products Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Louisiana

John Harrison, President and CEO of Willamette Valley Company joins Bill Clark, COO of Eclectic Products, Inc. and many other distinguished guests to celebrate opening of new Eclectic Products, Inc. facility.

Last month, John Harrison, President and CEO of Willamette Valley Company, traveled to Pineville, Louisiana to celebrate the opening of a new 28,000 square foot manufacturing building at the Eclectic Products, Inc. manufacturing campus.

Eclectic Products, Inc., a subsidiary of the Willamette Valley Company, manufactures a range of adhesives and various do-it-yourself products for residential and commercial customers including Amazing Goop, E-6000, Famowood and Wood-Tex, are available in over 35,000 stores worldwide. Eclectic Products also offers various wood fillers, epoxies and coatings, and oil and gas resistant adhesives.

The new facility is expected to increase productivity and add new jobs to the existing 88 jobs already on site. “This expansion is another concrete example of our continued commitment to our customers, the state, and local community for a long time to come,” Mr. Harrison said.

Mr. Harrison was joined by Bill Clark, COO of Eclectic Products, Inc. and many other distinguished guests including Mayor Clarence Fields, of Pineville; Mayor Jonathan Dean, of Ball; Jim Clinton, President and CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Association (CLEDA), and Janile Parks of Louisiana Economic Development.

Here is what they had to say about this exciting development:
“Eclectic Products is another great example of a hidden jewel in Central Louisiana that most citizens aren’t even aware is located here. But if you do any kind of woodworking, crafting or just a do-it-yourselfer, you have used a product manufactured locally at Eclectic Products. Eclectic has always been a big part of our community and this new plant helps ‘seal’ their presence here for many more years to come.” – Mayor Clarence Fields

“We are delighted that Eclectic has chosen Central Louisiana in which to expand their operations. The Town of Ball looks forward to a productive relationship that results in prosperity for Eclectic and our area. We are thankful for the efforts of CLEDA , the State of Louisiana and the Business Community for making economic development happen.” -Mayor Jonathan Dean

“The best chance to grow jobs and investment in our region is always with our fine existing companies. Both Louisiana Economic Development and CLEDA have increased focus and support for the expansion of the manufacturing base. We thank Willamette Valley Company and Eclectic Products for choosing to grow with us in Central Louisiana.”- Jim Clinton, President & CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

Article Source: www.centrallouisiana.org/articles-details.php