Spahn & Rose Blog

Our Favorite Paints from Benjamin Moore and Valspar

Ask a professional painter about the two most important aspects of doing a quality job, and he’ll likely say two things: surface prep and paint choice. Surface prep takes lots of elbow grease and some general know-how. But buying the best paint for the job is easy with advice from Spahn & Rose’s paint experts.

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How to Choose Paint Vs. Stain for Cabinets

Updating the appearance of your kitchen or bathroom cabinets with paint or stain is one of the best, low-cost ways you can transform your living space. 

Refreshing your cabinets is a simple way to renovate your kitchen or bathroom without major construction. Painting bathroom vanity cabinets a neutral color can make a small space feel brighter, bigger and more modern. Staining gorgeous wooden kitchen cabinets can draw out the rich grain of the wood and make them look new again.

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10 Tools Every Contractor Needs

Professional contractors demand a lot from their tools. They have to be tough enough for everyday use, accurate (to guard against costly errors) and durable enough to save money over the long haul. As a Do It Best retailer, Spahn & Rose offers a complete line of products just like you’d find in any hardware store. But Spahn & Rose locations cater to contractors, stocking specific brands and models built contractor-tough.

Here are 10 tools every contractor needs that Spahn & Rose offers every day of the week:

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5 Ways a Spahn & Rose In-House Charge Account Helps Contractors

Thousands of contractors across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin have discovered that a Spahn & Rose in-house charge account makes buying building materials much easier. With a house account, you’ll spend less time doing paperwork and more time on the job site. Even better: Signing up takes only a few minutes.

Here are five ways a Spahn & Rose in-house charge account helps contractors buy easier and build better:

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Recipe for Success: Spahn & Rose Sponsors March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

To prepare this delicious recipe for a record-setting fundraiser, first gather a dozen extremely talented chefs from around the tri-state area. Add a large helping of corporate sponsors such as Spahn & Rose. Generously blend in several hundred attendees. Finally, top with a deeply moving inspirational speaker—and you’ve cooked up the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.

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Super-Utility Employee at Monticello Store Receives Above & Beyond Award

Much like today’s super-utility baseball players who can play pretty much anywhere on the diamond, Greg Wink does just about everything at the Monticello, Iowa, Spahn & Rose location.

A delivery salesman, Wink starts most mornings in the lumberyard, ensuring that early deliveries are on trucks ready to go to job sites. Around 8 a.m., when contractors start rolling in, Wink helps load their trucks. He enjoys working at Spahn & Rose, he observes, because of this kind of one-on-one interaction with customers.

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Trex Decking Installation: How to Install Planks and Railings

It’s the end of summer and many homeowners are no doubt realizing they didn’t use their backyard nearly as much as they wanted to this year. They’re thinking maybe a deck will help get them outside more. Or they already have a wood deck and realize the boards are tired, or that the regular maintenance of cleaning and staining is becoming too much.

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