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Yes, You Can Paint Your Viinyl Siding!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 25, 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAGood news for homeowners with vinyl siding: You can enjoy premium Benjamin Moore paint color while locking in optimal performance. No re-siding necessary.

With 900+ colors to choose from, Regal® Select REVIVE® offers an enhanced vinyl siding design opportunity. From hundreds of deeper, richer colors to lighter, soft neutrals, REVIVE reshapes the aesthetic potential of vinyl siding.

Refresh. Reinvigorate. Reinvent.

Benjamin Moore debunks the misconception that you can’t paint vinyl siding.

Pushing that theory further, we’ve developed a paint specially formulated for vinyl siding and trim in a remarkable range of 900+ premium colors.

From Wedgewood Gray HC-146, to darker hues like Tarrytown Green HC-134 and Night Horizon 2134-10, there are hundreds of colors from which to choose. In fact, many colors in the REVIVE Colors for Vinyl Siding color collection are from the Historical Collection, Affinity® Collection and other Benjamin Moore color palettes that designers and discerning homeowners consider essential.

"REVIVE EMPOWERS HOMEOWNERS TO REPAINT THEIR VINYL SIDING, NOT REPLACE IT, OFFERING POPULAR EXTERIOR SHADES THAT WERE FORMERLY UNAVAILABLE FOR VINYL SIDING HOMEOWNERS." — HARRIETTE MARTINS, SENIOR BRAND MANAGER

REVIVE® Colors for Vinyl Siding

Here is a small sampling of the 900+ color collection, specially formulated for optimal performance on vinyl siding and trim.

  • 2112-40-Stone
  • AF-295-Pomegranate
  • 2131-60-Silver Gray
  • HC-26-Monroe Bisque
  • AF-455-Croquet
  • HC-154-Hale Navy

Vinyl Siding Paint: The Basics

In addition to the deluxe look a fresh coat of REVIVE brings to your vinyl-sided home, there are also many important practical perks:

  • 900+ premium colors– Safe for vinyl siding and trim
  • Durability– Resists fading, cracking and peeling
  • Paint & Primer Together– Saves time
  • Mildew Resistant
  • Resists Buckling– Even in darker shades
  • Superior Adhesion– Benjamin Moore’s proprietary Vinyl Lock technology safely refreshes the look and color of your home

REVIVE ensures your most valuable investment–your home–will always look its best. Explore a wide range of 900+ colors, specially formulated for vinyl siding and trim.

Regal Select REVIVE is specially formulated for optimal performance on vinyl siding and trim, for a fresh look in a wide range of colors.

For more information, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

Power Tools : Buying Local is Better

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAA newly released study, “Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon,” examines the positive economic impacts of consumers choosing to support independent building supply, hardware, power equipment and paint dealers instead of purchasing from online retailers like Amazon. It further reinforces the value of the “Local Advantage” when it comes to small independent businesses and shows their rate of return to local communities through labor, profit, procurement and charity is nearly seven times greater than Amazon.

Amazon recently reported its positive impact on the larger U.S. economy through its small business sellers, but “Locals vs. Amazon” shows buying directly through independent businesses whether in-store or online has an even greater economic impact:

  • Sales through local hardware and paint dealers have a local impact nearly seven times greater (676 percent) than sales through Amazon, even when including all of Amazon’s distribution employment.*
  • If Amazon were to capture just 10 percent of the home improvement market from independents, American communities would see a loss of $9.3 billion in local economic activity.
    • In addition, because roughly half of Amazon sales come from third-party sellers who collect sales tax on a very limited basis, states and communities would see a substantial loss of revenue.
  • When consumers order home improvement products online from an independent business, their money has more than twice (130 percent higher) the impact on local economies through jobs, taxes, charitable giving and revenue than if they were to buy online from The Home Depot or Lowe’s

“Clearly, Amazon is feeling the pressure from America’s independent businesses which provide their communities with substantial, quantifiable economic benefits relative to their chain competitors and even more substantial benefits as compared to online competitors like Amazon,” explains Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand. “’Locals vs. Amazon’ has produced stunning findings which allow us to follow the dollars in to the economy giving us perspective on not only the ‘Local Advantage’ impact of independent businesses, but also the real numbers when it comes to online sales in the U.S.”

According to findings in the “Home Sweet Home: Locals vs. Amazon” study:

  • Total e-commerce sales across all lines of goods accounted for only 8.9 percent of all U.S. retail sales in 2017.
  • Online sales from independent home improvement dealers and major chains, combined, represents only 2.3 percent of overall online retail sales.

From experience and product knowledge to troubleshooting and customer service, independent retailers have several advantages over Amazon and online sales. This study clearly shows the consumer still wants to go to a brick and mortar independent paint or hardware store to make their purchases. “I believe consumers want to buy local and support local businesses and value the level of trust they develop through their experiences with locals.”

In fact, data in the study shows the hardware, paint and power equipment sectors are somewhat insulated as compared to other industries and supports the broad assertion that home improvement and building materials customers buck the online shopping trend. There appear to be two driving factors:

  • Customers want to inspect what they buy before committing and likely visit a trusted retailer for expertise and advice on purchases.
  • The big box home center chains have developed sophisticated tools to facilitate hybrid online sales for store pickup.

“We are not ignoring e-commerce. As it becomes a greater concern for independent retailers in our sector who may have limited capabilities, we’ve worked hard to create effective research that accurately depicts the economic influence locally owned businesses have on an individual community and how that initial impact has the potential to generate national economic activity,” said Dan Tratensek, North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) vice president and publisher of Hardware Retailing. “This ‘Locals vs. Amazon’ edition of our Home Sweet Home Study shows how critical it is for retailers and consumers alike to be aware of the impact we make when we choose to shop local.”

For a locally, family owned and operated hardware, power equipment and paint store, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA.

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Saying Goodbye to Not Only a Boss & a Co-Worker, but a Friend!

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 11, 2018

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MASaying Goodbye to not only a Boss & a co-worker, but a Friend!

Ron Ramsay has been the Store Manager for our Marlboro location for almost 10 years. During that time, he has proved to be an essential part of daily life here at Monnick Supply. He is a wealth of knowledge, always even-tempered and just a great person to be around.

Ron has decided it is time for him to retire and enjoy life. His last day was Saturday June 9th. He will be sorely missed by all of us here at Monnick, but it’s not GOODBYE forever, it’s See You Later!!

We sincerely hope that Ron enjoys his time and we hope to see him very soon.

Best of Luck Ron!

STIHL Power Tools for Father’s Day

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018

This Father's Day, celebrate Dad’s most important job – fatherhood – with the gift of STIHL. Browse our power tools and give him the power to get yard work done more efficiently so that he can focus on more important things, like family.

For more information on the best STIHL power tools for the dad in your life, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough, MA.


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