Getting Your Winter Sports Gear Ready with ReColor

Getting Your Winter Sports Gear Ready with ReColor

As cold weather sets in, our thoughts turn to Winter fun and Winter sports. Before the snow starts to fly, it’s a good idea to make sure that all your Winter sports gear is ready to go and that it’s in good condition.

There’s no better way to get your gear in gear and ready to rock ‘n’ roll than to use Rust-Oleum Recolor by Wipe New!

Just think of all the possibilities! Since it works on so many surfaces, you can use it for virtually almost any type of sports gear.

When you use ReColor as directed, you can bring new life to all sorts of weathered winter gear, such as:

  • Ski Boots
  • Ski Goggles
  • Sleds
  • Snowmobiles
  • Snowshoes
  • Ice Skates
  • Toboggans
  • Snow Saucers
  • Hockey Gear
  • Bobsleds
  • And more!

One application will last for years, so you’ll be good to go all winter! Now all you have left to do, is to have fun!


ReColor Your World

We love how people have discovered ReColor® and are amazed at how old, worn-down items can look like new again.

It’s like that in life, isn’t it?  We’re always looking to upgrade our personal appearance, our jobs, our homes and our possessions, and it’s amazing that we can save a great deal of money by spending just a little money to revitalize what we already have!

Many customers ask if they can use ReColor® on their cars… and the answer is a resounding YES!  While we can’t work miracles and roll back your odometer or improve your mileage, ReColor® can help you regain your car’s luster. Just follow the directions and see the difference!

While we’re on the subject of cars, we have a whole line of Wipe New products to help you keep your car looking like new. Let’s take a brief look at each of these products:

Wipe New® Tires:  Your tires take a lot of abuse, don’t they?  They make the first contact with roads and can get dirty and marred pretty easily. When used as directed, Wipe New Tires can restore your tires’ rich, dark look in just a matter of minutes!

Wipe New® Headlight Restore:  Have you noticed that the light coming out of your headlights is looking pretty dim these days? Are your headlights looking pretty dingy? You may not realize it because you’ve just become used to it, but chances are that there’s an accumulation of dust and dirt covering the headlights. Wipe New Headlight Restore can restore the shine of your headlights and increase the brightness of the light coming from your headlights at the same time!

Wipe New® Wheels: Remember when you first got your car and everything was so shiny and new?  What’s happened to the wheels of your car since then?  When was the last time you showed them some love? If you’ve neglected them, it’s time to make things right! Use Wipe New Wheels will rekindle that relationship with those wheels in no time!

Wipe New® Fleet:  If you own multiple vehicles, Wipe New has you covered, too!  If you own a fleet of vehicles such as rental cars, taxis, buses, limousines, or trucks, Wipe New can significantly reduce your detailing costs. We offer Wipe New® Pro in a 32-ounce bottle, and we also offer Wipe New® Wipe-its!  A little Wipe New® goes a long way and you’ll be amazed at the results!

See for yourself:

How to Prepare and Store Your Grill during the Cold Months

A backyard barbecue covered in snow.

For many, the end of one year and the beginning of a new one means chilly weather and no grilling.   It’s important to prepare, protect, and store your grill for those cold months.  Here are some basic tips to help ensure your grill will be ready come next spring:


Step 1:

Start by giving your outdoor grill a good cleaning.  Many people first start the grill up and let it run on high heat until all of the food is burned off of the grill plate. Then take a wire grill brush and scrape all of the leftover food off of the grill surface and get things nice and clean while the grill is hot (make sure to use gloves!). After the grill has cooled, you can use soapy water to help with the cleaning process or you can even use oven cleaner to help with the tough spots. Make sure you thoroughly rinse the grill grates off with water to remove any soap residue.

Step 2:

Wipe down the outside of the grill with a damp cloth. Take an old rag and a bucket of hot soapy water and clean every surface of the grill including the tank and all hoses. You can even clean and wipe down the inside of the lid where all of that carbon build up exists.   Once the outside of your grill is dry use some Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New to bring back the shine and to help protect your grill from the elements.


Step 3:

Shut off the gas at the LP tank and unfasten the burner, slip the gas tubes off the gas lines, and lift out the unit as a whole. Coat the burners with cooking oil to repel moisture that can build up over the winter and to prevent rust. Wrap the burner unit in a plastic bag to keep spiders and insects from nesting in the gas tubes during the winter.


Step 4:

Purchase a good grill cover to keep the dirt, rain, and snow from accumulating on the grill. If you are using a grill cover from last year, make sure that it is still in good condition and has no tears or holes. Make sure your grill and cover is completely dry before storing them.  If possible, store your grill inside in a dry location away from the elements.

ReColor Your Shutters

Shutters are amazing. They’re such a wonderful addition to any house, aren’t they?  Not only do they look great, but they also add an extra layer of protection to the house by shielding the windows from the harsh elements, as well as take a beating from the sun!

Unfortunately, like the rest of the exterior of the house, the elements take a toll on your shutters and their color starts to fade, until finally, they don’t provide that beautiful accent to your house anymore.

Why resort to refinishing, repainting, or even replacing your shutters if you don’t have to?  When used properly, Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New can restore that beautiful color to your shutters in just a matter of moments.

Make sure that you prep your shutters. Wash them with soap and water, allow them to completely dry, and then using the enclosed protective gloves, apply ReColor; try to avoid direct sunlight to reduce the possibility of streaking.

ReColor Shutters

A DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Garden Table for the Kids!

diy ic tac toe garden table wipe new recolor
Source: Hometalk

Here’s a great way to create some outdoor fun for the children in your life!  This DIY Tic-Tac-Toe garden will look fabulous in your backyard and it’s really easy to create.

First, find a small round wooden table top at your local hardware store or thrift shop.  Create the tic-tac-toe lines with a wood burner or some permanent paint.  Stain your tabletop and seal the surface after staining. Then treat it with Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New to shine it up – and to preserve it from rain or water damage.  Then simply attach it a tree stump and buy some stones (or other items) to use as pieces to play the game.

Get the step-by-step directions on Hometalk and enjoy your tics, tacs, and toes!

Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New and a DIY Bird Bath

DIY bird bath ReColor by Wipe New
Source: Home Stories: A to Z

The sparrows are chirping!  The cardinals are showing off their shades of red and orange!  Robins are looking for some worms while the finches are making their nests!  Spring is here!

Now is a perfect time to create something special for your flying backyard friends.  This DIY Garden Planter and Bird Bath is just the thing!  What a great way to show off some of your favorite flowers AND create a new water source for your birds.  The birds will love you for it!

The step-by-step directions are available on Home Stories: A to Z.  After painting your pots make sure you preserve and protect your new creation with Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New.  ReColor will make those colors really shine and it can help protect your colored pots from the elements.  One coat is all you’ll need!

Create a Fairy Garden to Welcome Spring!

Springtime means warmer weather, daffodils and tulips, Easter bunnies and chocolate.  It’s also a great time to get outdoors and doing something creative with the kids.

This DIY Fairy Garden is wonderful way to welcome Spring!  It’s loads of fun for girls or boys and, when it comes to creating your own garden, the possibilities are endless.


Rustoleum ReColor by Wipe DIY Fairy Garden

In their directions on 1PureHeart, your garden can include birdhouses, a birdbath, and some flowers and moss.   The garden itself can be placed in a wide pot that is treated with Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New.  ReColor is a great way to make sure your pot shines as bright as the garden items you’ll be placing inside of it.  One quick-and-easy coat is all you need!

So grab the kids and start your garden today.  Welcome home Springtime fairies!

Swing Away this Spring!


Who doesn’t love a porch swing?  It’s a warm day, you go out to your porch, and the stress seems to melt away as you swing back and forth.  Even the most simple porch swing can add a peaceful atmosphere to your porch or backyard.

Buying the porch swing that works best for you does involve a review of the types of materials used to create today’s porch swings.   The most popular choice remains wooden porch swings.  Wooden porch swings can be found in ash, cedar, teak and cypress.  Many are treated with a waterproof sealant which protects them from damage caused by water.  Wooden swings, however, can be very heavy, especially as you consider the type of wood. You do want to make sure your porch is sturdy enough to hold a wooden swing before you decide to buy one.

Another great choice is an iron porch swing.  With their elegant scrollwork and sleek lines, these types of swings give you a whimsical and vintage vibe.  Wrought iron swings are often sturdy enough to withstand wind and snow and you can add another level of protection by treating your iron porch swing with ReColor by Wipe New.

Wicker porch swings are another popular choice.  They just look great when you see them!  The durability of wicker swings depends on the materials used to make the wicker and, generally speaking, they are better suited for covered areas.  Your classic white wicker swing tends to work best in warmer and dryer climate.  It will stretch and become misshapen if it gets too wet.

Enjoy the spring weather and….swing away!!


Spring Home Maintenance Tips and Tricks: Part 2

It’s getting warmer and warmer as we move towards Spring and it’s time to consider part 2 in our series that explores some ways to maintain your home come Springtime!

  • Clean those Windows! We’re again starting with an item that sounds obvious and, again, you may be surprised how many people don’t actually clean the outside of their windows.  We promise you that after you clean them and the spring sun starts to shine in, you’ll realize how dirty they were!  Use this intimate time with your windows to also clean windows sill and window tracks.  You should also check for gaps between your windows and the caulk. If it’s wider than a nickel you should reapply exterior caulk.  Keeping the hot air out during the summer months is as important as keeping the cold air from coming in during the winter months.
  • wipe-new-recolor-spring-home-maintenance-ACCheck and Clean your AC!  It’s time to give your AC some love again.  You know he’s your best friend during those hot, summer days!  Change the filter, check hose connections for leaks, and make certain drain pans are draining freely.  Also check the coils!  When AC coils are dirty and dusty, the system has to run harder and longer to have the same cooling effect.  For an outside AC unit, disassemble the casing (making sure the power is off!), and then clean using a stiff brush and spray bottle and use some canned air. If you have the money, you may also want to consider having your whole HVAC system checked by a professional.  Those routine maintenance costs often add up to less money than major fixes down the road.  Finally, don’t forget to give that outside AC unit some special attention by treating it with ReColor by Wipe New.  ReColor is better than trying to paint it, it brings back the original shine, and it helps to protect the AC unit from the weather.
  • Clean the Dryer Vent! Dryers are noticeably less efficient with a lint-filled vent. We’re not taking about your lint trap (which should be done before every load of laundry), but the lint that can be found inside the vent host.  To clean the vent, just remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and vacuum it well.  It wouldn’t hurt to remove the vent cover on the outside of your home, and vacuum it from that side as well.
  • Check Washing Machine Hoses! Washing machine hoses can crack over time and often get unnoticed. This could result it leaks that go on for weeks or even months.  In return, this can create not only water damage, but problems with mold.  Make sure your hoses are still flexible and that there are no signs of cracking. If you’re in doubt, do!  Replacing them is usually an easy fix!
  • Speaking of Hoses! Be sure to check outside hose faucets to see if there is any freeze damage.  Simply turn the water on and place a thumb over the opening. If you can’t stop the flow of water you’re probably good to go.  If you can it’s possible that pipe inside the home is damaged and needs replacing.

Happy Spring Cleaning!   Be sure to explore Part 1 of this Spring Home Maintenance Series