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.

 

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..

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