Posts Tagged ‘hardware sale’


DIY Project: Brick Wall Restoration

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

DIY-brick-wallHow to create an exposed brick wall

Firstly, what you’ll need:

Brick chisel and a Small crow bar

Plastic sheets and a Scrubbing brush

Brick sealer

Dust mask & eye protection

Step 1

Protective sheets. As you can imagine removing the plaster from your brick wall is messy work! This is particularly important if you have an old house with the original plaster. Whilst it may seem like a bit of work it is definitely worth using plastic sheets (painting drop sheets are perfect) and taping them to your walls and ceiling to completely seal off the area you’re working in. It is also highly recommended to wear a mask to protect your lungs from the plaster dust, and even eye protection as the dust can easily irritate your eyes.

Step 2

Pretty easy to see what’s next. Simply make a hole the plaster using your brick chisel. This is a good chance to expose a small area of the brick, perhaps somewhere hidden, to see if the quality of the brick underneath is good. Once you’ve created a hole, you can either use the chisel or a small crowbar to remove the plaster. Just tap it lightly to get behind the plaster and level it off. Be careful not to damage the bricks with the chisel or crow bar by tapping too hard. When you get to the ceiling and side walls ensure you neatly remove the plaster without damaging adjacent plaster.

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Gas vs Charcoal – What’s the Best Grill?

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

gas-grills-true-valueGas Vs Charcoal Grill – Which Is a Better Grill For You?

When it comes to cooking and enjoying a great tasting meal, grilling has always been one of our top choices of cooking method. It does not only cook our food in a flavorful way, but it’s also a great bonding activity for everyone to enjoy.

So now you are thinking of buying your own grill, but there’s a whole range to consider from electric, pellet grills and even hardwood cooking. It’s just so confusing!

However, the most commonly debatable and widely used among all kinds of cooking grills are whether to use charcoal or gas grills. So here I will be focusing on that aspect.

In choosing what kind of cooking grills to use, convenience and flavor usually compromises each other. The more convenient a grill is, the lesser flavor the food tastes.

So if it’s just a matter of having the most convenience, electric grill has always been the top choice, however, it won’t give you the grilling satisfaction as most would in terms of actual cooking experience and taste.

kamado-grillWhile hardwood fire can give you the best smoky flavor to your food, it is also the hardest to deal with. Hence, charcoal or gas grills have always been in between and considered by average grill enthusiasts.

Charcoal Versus Gas

I’ll get to the point and be blunt to say that generally, gas grills are better choice than charcoal grills. There are just more benefits when you use them that you won’t be able to get from using charcoal grills.

Here are the following reasons:

Taste

In terms of taste, charcoal grills undeniably give you flavorful meals, which has always been their claimed advantage over gas grills. The aroma it can provide from heating charcoals has become its edge. However, smoky flavor can still be achieved as the drippings of the food when evaporated, coat the food you’re grilling.

This process is the reason for giving a flavorful characteristic of grilled taste to your food. A process that does not rely on the use of charcoal. Not to mention lately, grill manufacturers have also produced “Flavorizer bars” which then create a radiant heat which charcoal naturally generates.

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Get Ready for the 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

fourth-of-july-american-flagGet Ready for the July 4th Celebration with Party Supplies, Decorations and American Flags at Martens Reedsburg True Value!

Annin Nylon Replacement U.S. Flag, 3 x 5-Ft.

ANNIN FLAGMAKERS model # 002450R item # 535763
SALE $15.99

Online price. In-store price & availability may vary.

U.S. Flags & Accessories: 20% Off Online Only

Stop by Martens True Value Hardware to Check out our Value-Priced Selection of American Flags.. Just in time for Independence Day!

barbeque-grillsGet the Grill of Your Dreams at Reedsburg True Value before the July Fourth grilling begins!

From the casual weekend griller to the year-round enthusiast, True Value has the grills and smokers that will satisfy your quest for fire.

Deliver your best grilling performance with quality gas, charcoal, electric or infrared grills from leading brands. Or step up to the versatility of a Kamado charcoal grill.

outdoor-patio-furniture-dining-setOutdoor Patio Furniture Available at Reedsburg True Value Hardware

Watch the fireworks in style relaxing on your new patio furniture and get inspired to dine and relax in style.

Create your backyard retreat from our beautiful styles — all durably made of aluminum, steel, cast-iron or resin.

In sizes to fit every space: decks, patios or space-challenged balcony. At prices to fit every budget.

Plus adirondack chairs, garden benches, patio tables & patio umbrellas.

Shop Early for Best Prices and Selection… Stop by Martens True Value in Reedsburg Today!

 

You Need the Right Tool for the Job

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

power-tools-drill-bitsChoosing the Right Tool for the Right Job

You would not try to split a 10 inch diameter log with a hatchet instead of an ax.

By the same token you would not want to try to drill a 3/4 inch hole in cement with a standard 1/4 drill.

You hear people all the time bad mouthing a particular tool because it did not work well when the real problem was the user. They did not choose the right tool for the job at hand.

Most tools, if not all, were made for a specific range of jobs to perform. When you try to use it beyond the range it was made and designed for, you start having problems. Then it is human nature to blame the tool or the manufacturer when the fault really lies with the person using it.

electric-drillThere are always exceptions in tool usage as well as in all other walks of life.

For example, I have a 1/4 inch standard electric drill that I have owned for twenty plus years. I have used it for everything from drilling a one inch hole in cement and metal to driving a # twelve four inch screw into hard wood and it still works fine. It was and still is an exceptional tool. With the beating I gave it, it should have failed long ago but it is one of the exceptions we come across in life. There is no answer for it.

All manufacturers of tools will have specifications on their tools such as amperage, RPM, size, weight, capacity and etc., etc. They are there for a purpose, to help us choose the tool we need. In a lot of cases price is the determining factor when we buy and not what the item was designed for.

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Best Rated Outdoor Gas Grills

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Get Ready for Outdoor Cooking and Summer BBQ’s with a New Gas Grill from Reedsburg True Value

Stop by Martens True Value in Reedsburg today for best selection of in-stock Outdoor Grills or Shop Online for Gas Grills with Free Shipping to your local True Value Store.

char-broil-tru-infrared-gas-grillChar-Broil Performance Tru-Infrared 450, 3 Burner Gas Grill, With 10,000 BTU Side Burner, 450 SQ IN Of Primary Cooking & 150 SQ IN Of Secondary Cooking Space, Top Ported Burners, Surefire Electronic Ignition, Enclosed Cabinet With Doors, Easy Read Lid Mounted Temperature Gauge, 4 Casters, 2 Locking, Offer Easy Mobility.

CHAR-BROIL model # 463371316-DI item # 202668 – $299.99 – Online price. In-store price & availability may vary.
This item is available to Ship-to-Store only. FREE Shipping to: MARTENS REEDSBURG TRUE VALUE, Reedsburg WI (Will arrive in store in 3 to 8 business days.)
grill-zone-gas-grillGrill Zone 4 burner stainless steel grill, 48,000 btu main burners with 12,000 btu side burner, 691 sqin total cooking area, 4 stainless steel burners, stainless steel, double wall lid with powder coated endcaps, porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates, porcelain enamel flame tamers, stainless steel control panel, side shelves & doors, integrated control knob peizo ignition, four 3″ casters, 2 locking, 5 year warranty for the stainless steel main burners, 1 year warranty for the other parts.
GRILL ZONE model # BG2724B item # 204380-
SALE $269.00 – Online price. In-store price & availability may vary. See if this item is on sale at your local store.
FREE Shipping to: MARTENS REEDSBURG TRUE VALUE
Reedsburg WI
  (Will arrive in store in 3 to 8 business days.)

Bounce House Party Planning

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

bounce-house-inflatable-rentalPlanning a Bounce House Party

The kids will be jumping with anticipation for the party when they receive bounce house invitations! From fill-ins to professionally printed invitations, you are sure to find a great option to accommodate any budget. Invitation designer, SanLori offers fill-in bounce house invitations and matching fill-in thank you notes with festive balloon accents. They also offer an adorable die-cut version that is cut in the shape of an actual bounce house!

You can personalize this die-cut invite using your ink jet or laser printer or have the invitations professionally printed by an online invitation store. You will be sure to set the celebratory tone with these bounce house invitations!

hello kitty-bounce-houseMany companies offer to rent bounce houses and slides that can be set up in your yard, and many even offer their own venue that includes multiple bounce structures all in one place! Depending on the children’s age and ability level, you can rent a basic bounce house or bounce slide, and the older kids would surely “jump” at the chance to use a bouncy obstacle course! If the weather is warm, also think about renting a “slip n’ slide” water slide to cool the kids off from the summer heat!

Decorate your house or the party room with colorful balloons and streamers to continue the happy, bouncy theme. For party favors, hand out colorful stickers, bouncy balls, and fun colored or patterned socks that the kids can use when they’re playing in the bounce houses!

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Outdoor Storage Solutions

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Outdoor Storage Sheds and Benches

Every homeowner knows it’s hard to enjoy time at home with things strewn about. Whether it’s garden tools, children’s toys, or other things – your home’s exterior is a breeding-ground for messes and missing items. Find storage benches, containers, and deck boxes that organize and complement your landscape and patio designs tastefully and efficiently – all at Martens True Value Online Store Page today.

As a home owner, you know that no matter how many improvements you have made to your home, a mess will quickly detract from the visual appeal. Address these situations with guidance from Martens True Value in Reedsburg. Stop in today, and let our knowledgeable staff introduce you to the storage benches, shed accessories, and other containers for convenient organization inside and outside of your living spaces.

From spring cleaning to building closet organizers, we have the tools and supplies you need to get the job done right. Realize the potential of your home with space-savings solutions and order your organization tools today!

storage-shed-suncastSuncast Glidetop Storage Shed, Resin, 57.5 x 79 x 58-In., 98-Cu. Ft.

$419.00 – Online price. In-store price & availability may vary.

Assembly required. Please contact your local store for assembly availability/charges.

FREE Shipping to: MARTENS REEDSBURG TRUE VALUE- Reedsburg WI
Will arrive in store in 3 to 8 business days.

This heavy duty sand & chocolate shed with glidetop slide design is perfect for storing bikes, mowers, patio furniture and more. The sliding lid allows for walk in access and it’s reinforced flooring adds excellent support for tractors and other heavy duty machinery.

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Four Tips for Buying the Right Lawn Mower

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

true-value-riding-lawn-mowersFour Tips For Purchasing The Right Lawn Mower

If you have a lawn at your house but its care isn’t protected by rental or home agreement then chances are high that sometime in your life you’ll feel the need of a lawn mower.

They’re machines with one or two revolving blades for cutting down the grass of your lawn in such a way that it becomes of even height.

However, with so many options available in the market purchasing one can be confusing sometimes. If you go out for purchasing a lawn mower without proper knowledge you’ll find yourselves baffled by the large number of options that are available.

In this article, I’m going to make the entire process easier for you by breaking it down into four tips:

lawn-garden-mowers-tools1. Determine the type of mower that you want to purchase:

There are several types of lawn mowers available in the market.

For example:

Push mowers
Robotic mowers
Self-propelled mowers
Riding mowers
Lawn tractors etc.

Which one you choose will depend on the type of lawn that you have. If you’ve a small lawn then a push mower will be fine for it. If you like to try gadgets in every bit of your life then a robotic mower can do the job for you. If you’ve a lawn with hills or slopes then a self-propelled mower will be required and if area of your lawn is larger than ½ acre then you’ll be better off with a riding mower. Determine the right type and you’re half done!

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Ice Fishing = Family Fun!

Friday, February 10th, 2017

fishingIce Fishing: A Delightful Fishing Sport For Kids And Family Fun!

The rough, unruly winters are that time of the year in the US calendar when white is everywhere underfoot. Never mind the chilling winds, as soon as there is some glazing of ice on the rivers, outdoorsmen and avid angler (s) make like holy men and walk on water in search of hot fishing action, popularly known as “ice fishing”.

A simple sport where you just drill a hole and catch fish, there is more to it than simple outdoor entertainment. Yes, not many angler (s) are supposed to know that somewhere between the hole drilling and the fish catching, millions of dollars is spent on equipment.

It is an astonishing fact that every year, there are quite a number of wealthy individuals and industries who are quite instrumental in supporting the ice fishing product economy, with some of them willing to shell out for every new gadget that hits the ice market.

The purpose of such investment in the ice fishing market is to promote the cause of ice fishing among the angling community. Coupled with it is the lure of camaraderie, which binds an angler to another in the ice fishing sport.

fishWhether you are huddled together on four inches of ice on a frozen lake in Illinois with your lures, fishing bait, or a group of permanent shacks is parked on two feet of ice in northern Minnesota, the fishing takes a back seat to the total outdoors experience. If you are somewhat a foodie, all you do is step on any frozen lake any time of day and get into a group of ice fishermen and you will smell chili, stew, spaghetti, soup, beanie weenies, coffee or hot chocolate on someone’s burner. Remember the old adage: “food tastes better on the ice than in the kitchen”.

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A Do-It-Yourselfer’s Love For Tools

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

hand-tools-pliersA Love for Tools

I believe that I inherited my love for tools from my father. I do know, at least, that he taught me and my brother what each tool he would use was.

He did this because, when he would work on our car or something in our house, he would ask for the tools by name as he needed them. “Hand me the pliers, a 3/8 drive socket, a ratchet, a phillips screwdriver”. You get the picture.

We knew that we better hand over the correct tool, or be prepared for getting chewed out. Sometimes, we would anticipate what tool was needed and hand it over before he even asked. I guess one could say we were like surgical nurses, and Dad was the surgeon.

power-tools-drill-bitsAs I got older, I started accumulating tools as I would come to need them. These times were usually when my pick-up truck broke down, needed an oil change or a tire rotation.

For me, there is no greater feeling of accomplishment than succeeding in fixing a problem with a car or any mechanical ‘thing’. Having tools to do the job is a necessity.

Everyone, men or women, should have a basic tool set so that they are able to do basic repairs, install screws, hammer nails etc.

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Snowblowers on SALE!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

troy-bilt-snowblower-gasSnowblowers on Sale at True Value Hardware

SHOP ONLINE or at Martens True Value Super Store in Reedsburg

(Pricing and availability may vary from online to in-store)

Featuring our 5-Star Rated Troy-Bilt Snowblower:

Troy-Bilt Gas Snow Blower, 2 Stage, 208cc Electric Start Engine, 24-In. Path

MTD PRODUCTS INC model # 31AM6BP2766 item # 179553 Online Sale Price: $649

We have many more makes and models to choose from. Stop by today and check out our large selection!

Troy-bilt Gas Snow Thrower - 2 Stage

Two-Stage Snow Thrower Features

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Black Friday Firearms Frenzy!

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Black Friday Firearms Frenzy Going on Now thru Sunday

Stop in and Find Out What All the Excitement’s About!!!

Specials and Pricing Valid Nov. 19th – 27th, 2016

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