Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tips to Clean Your Patio Cushions

Is your patio furniture getting a little dirty? Are those cushions looking a little less enticing to sit upon? Here are some tips to clean those cushions so your dream patio can become more inviting for you to sit and rest a spell. In general, basic cleaning ingredients are the best way to clean patio chairs and canvas furniture. Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Mix together 1 tsp. dish washing detergent and 1 tsp. Borax in 1 quart warm water, and place this mixture into a spray bottle. Step 2: Saturate the patio cushions on both sides with the cleaning solution. Step 3: …

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Happy 65th Anniversary, Friedman’s Home Improvement!

Can you believe it? Friedman’s Home Improvement is celebrating its 65th Anniversary this month! Our founders, brothers Benny and Joe Friedman, who started a small junk store in downtown Petaluma just after World War II, would be proud to know what their dream would become. Today, three generations of Friedman’s now celebrate 65 years of success, community involvement, and customer relationships that mean the world to us. Let’s celebrate together for another fabulous 65 years! If you’re not familiar with Friedman’s 65 year history, here’s an excerpt from our website: “The two brothers had jointly saved $4,000 from their Army pay during World War II. …

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Father’s Day: Dad + Hardware store goodies = Happy Dad

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17, and do you know what you’re going to get him yet? If you’re stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas, please allow our staff to highlight some of the power tools we carry from Bosch, DeWalt, and Makita that should make any Father-figure smile wide. Remember: Dad + Hardware store goodies = Happy Dad. Mark your calendars, for we’re holding a Bosch Demo at our various stores from June 28 – 30. You can buy him the nifty Father’s Day tool for Sunday, then follow it up with a demonstration from us soon after! Your timing will be perfect! …

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