Spring is approaching fast, and we are just as excited as you to begin the camping season. Consider visiting one of Nevada’s most popular destinations, Sand Mountain, sure to excite your whole family. Our team at Louie’s Hardware wants to help you prepare for your next trip by telling you everything there is to know about this popular recreation site.
Sand Mountain is the largest sand dune in the state of Nevada and welcomes over 50,000 visitors each year. While on your way to the site, there are a ton of historical markers to visit, making the loneliest highway a little more intriguing. So whether you're a resident of Nevada or just looking for your next adventure, add Sand Mountain recreation area to your itinerary during your next RV camping trip.
People come from all over the United States to ride ATVs, motorcycles, sand rails, dune buggies, and more during their visit to Sand Mountain. Sand sailing is also an adventurous activity for visitors to try while enjoying their next RV camping trip.
Daredevils take delight in the competitive hill but remember there are other activities for you to enjoy when visiting Sand Mountain. Hiking is a great way to appreciate the landscape and transport yourself to a world unknown. Furthermore, don’t be discouraged if you're not interested in off-roading. Take your RV or trailer out to the site and enjoy camping in an area that isolates you from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Most people enjoy camping at the base of the dune when camping at Sand Mountain recreation area. It is important to know that Sand Mountain doesn’t offer water, so be sure to stock up before you get there. The summer’s average temperature normally does not pass 80 degrees, but the surface temperature can soar, reaching temperatures over 100 degrees. For this reason, be sure to bring lots of water and food so you don’t have to end your trip early. Plus there are only a limited amount of toilets so bringing an RV or trailer when camping adds convenience when visiting this site.
A lot can happen out in the dunes, both good and bad. If you’re traveling through the Fallon and Dayton area near Sand Mountain and happen to break down, let our team at Louie’s ACE Home Center help. We are less than 50 miles away from the recreation site so we are ready to supply your needs anytime during your visit.
Louie's ACE Home Center is closest to Sand Mountain and has the largest selection of trailer and RV supplies. We carry repair lights, replacement septic, freshwater lines, faucets, toilets, and other common repair products for RVs. From putty tape to patch up pesky holes, or roof repair kits to keep solar panels clean and productive, our store can make any project seem small.
Our team is full of hardworking, knowledgeable people who enjoy helping our customers find the right supplies, learn new things, and finish projects. We take pride in being Fallon and Dayton’s neighborhood hometown supplier for equipment and tools, services, or hardware rentals. Contact us now to learn more about how the team at Louie’s ACE Home Center can enhance your RV camping experience.
Spray paint comes in a variety of colors making it a fun and versatile choice for your next at-home project. Whatever your goal is for taking on a new DIY project, spray paint can help bring just about anything to life with the right idea. Louie's ACE Home Center has a huge selection of products ready to assist you with your next indoor or outdoor task.
Below we put together a list of our favorite DIY spray paint projects that will keep you entertained for most of 2022.
If you consider yourself a plant enthusiast, you already know that terra cotta pots are the best choice for keeping your plants alive. Unfortunately, the color choices available for terra cotta pots tend to be slim picking, making this a great DIY project for any plant lover.
Pick out an affordable terra cotta pot, choose your favorite mix of spray paint colors, and head to your local ace store to rent a paint sprayer. Then you are ready to begin livening up your item.
Spray paint the outside of your mason jars to create a new exciting look for this simple item. Mason jars add a chic rustic look to any space and can be used to store your small home necessities. The endless amount of colors obtainable gives you the option to spray your jars with a solid color for more privacy or add a semi-translucent, frosted finish for a pop of color. Check out some more unique uses for mason jars here.
This next project is a great addition to your next social gathering. It is easy to find a range of sizes for plastic bucket containers at an affordable price. Easily upgrade this item to have a more industrial design with metal spray paint cans. After they dry, you can fill your new faux galvanized metal tubs with ice and beverages. This affordable project helps you create the perfect DIY beverage holder for your next house party.
If that doesn’t seem useful, use these newly repurposed plastic containers to organize your bathroom. Depending on the size, you can fill them with hand towels or bath towels adding an urban-chic look to any space. Feel free to liven up the piece by surrounding it with a few candles. No one will ever guess these are faux!
No matter where you live, there is typically an abundance of rocks found outdoors. After finding two sturdy-looking rocks, upgrade their raw look with one easy fix. You can use Ace Hardware's gold and silver metallic spray paint to quickly modernize this natural element in your home. After the paint dries, glue thin cork stoppers to the bottom, and there you have it, metallic rock bookends.
Don’t stop the fun there! Find small rocks and spray paint them to add a little organic sparkle to your office. These small metallic rocks act as a great paperweight or even a fancy desk accessory.
If you are a dog lover, this next one is for you. Whether you work from home or go into the office each day, your furry friend probably spends most of that time sleeping. Keep them cozy, while they wait for you to play with this easy-to-make tire bed.
Simply repurpose an old tire by stopping by Louie's ACE Hardware and renting a paint sprayer. This tool will help you finish fast. Pick out your favorite color and get to work spraying. After the tire dries, you can add an oversized pillow to the hollow center, and easily make your fur friend a new comfortable spot to lounge around.
Here is another fun mason jar project to help keep you (and your little one) organized. Spray paint the exterior of any size mason jar yellow. After, use a permanent marker to make fun lego faces. This is a perfect way to store legos or other small toys that always seem to get lost at the bottom of your toy chest.
Tired of your dining room set? Energize any room with a new look. This project is another chance for you to try out our paint sprayer rental. Make sure you mask and cover any fabric showing on your chairs. Afterward, you can use the new paint sprayer rental you picked up at your local Ace Hardware store and quickly rejuvenate your dining set. Paint sprayers are also great at rejuvenating old stools or outdoor furniture you might have that seems bland.
Come down to Louie’s ACE Home Center and let us help you with your next at-home project. We offer a variety of Hardware rentals, including hand held paint sprayers, to help you take on any project. Our friendly staff can help guide you in the right direction to help save time and money on your next project. Visit our website to see all the affordable indoor and outdoor hardware rentals we have to offer.
While it’s too cold to actually start gardening in winter, this is the perfect time to start planning for your spring garden. And of course you could simply buy seeds, soil, and other gardening tools right before you decide it’s time to plant. However, planning for your spring garden in the winter will help you create the best garden you’ve ever had. You’ll be better prepared, better equipped, and more confident in your gardening abilities. So, check out some of these helpful tips for planning your spring garden in the middle of winter.
To get the most beautiful garden, you should start preparing yourself and your yard during the winter months. Start by assessing the weather you’ve had this past winter. Was it colder than normal? Did it snow more than it typically does in your area? Is it more mild than usual? All of these things may affect the longevity of your plants life and should be dealt with before you start gardening. If it’s especially cold this winter, you’ll need to take extra precautions to protect your plants from freezing temperatures.
Also be sure to assess the area you intend to plant your garden. Look for any damage to your yard that may need to be fixed before you start digging your gardening tools into the ground.
Gathering all of your materials, such as seed catalogs and gardening tools, will help get you excited about your future garden. Since it’s still too cold out to begin planting right away, having the tools you need before hand are a good way to start the process. Also keep in mind that seed catalogs provide a great advantage to gardeners. Using seed catalogs to find the plants you’ll use in your garden will usually ensure that you’re getting high-quality seeds. And don’t forget to stop by Louie’s ACE Home Center for all of your gardening tools! We have a great selection to choose from and our friendly staff is always happy to help our customers find the right tools for their projects.
Cold frames are very popular in areas, such as Reno, that experience severe cold weather. They’re transparent-roofed enclosures that are built low to the ground and help protect plants from excessive cold or wet weather. The transparent roof allows sunlight to enter while also effectively trapping in heat. The roofs can be taken on and off and are perfect for controlling temperatures and climate that your plant will have to endure. Essentially cold frames help the gardener extend their growing season.
A seed germination test will help you determine if the seeds you’re using for your garden will produce thriving, beautiful flowers and plants or not. To do this, start by taking a few seeds from the package and planting them in small pots. Next, place those pots in conditions that will most likely make your seeds germinate. Lastly, watch them as they grow to determine whether or not they grow healthy sprouts.
After all of the prep-work you’ve completed, you’re finally ready to start planning your garden and picking out your plants! This is easily the most fun part of the preparation process and will help to bring your garden to life - literally. Be sure to check the grow zone of the area you live in. This will help you determine which plants will do better in the type of living condition they’ll be in. This tool will help your garden thrive, and prevents you from having to buy more seeds and other gardening materials later on.
At Louie’s Home Center, we have a wide variety of gardening tools available. From soil and fertilizer, to shovels and rakes, we have just about everything you need to get the garden of your dreams. Our knowledgeable staff is always willing to guide you in the right direction when you come into visit. Connect with us today!
Winter has come, but it's never too late to pick up the essentials. Louie's ACE Home Center has all of the tools, heaters, and more to get you through the season. Check out our list to see if you have all of the necessary winter home essentials!
Living in Reno, Nevada, you're never really sure what the winter will bring. For the days where the temperature is below freezing and dumping snow, our vent-free stoves are the perfect addition to your home. They are easy to install and bring all of the beauty and warmth of a fireplace to your home without the maintenance.
For the warmer winter days (aka anything over 45 degrees), our outdoor fire pits are a must-have! You and your friends can gather around the fire pit, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the "warm" winter's night.
Snow shovels are the go-to home essential during those winter storms. There are three types of snow shovels, and each of them has a specific function.
Plastic Shovels: Plastic snow shovels are an excellent choice if you are looking for something that is easy to use and lightweight. A common misconception about plastic snow shovels is that they're flimsy, but in actuality, they are able to hold and dispose of snow better than a metal snow shovel. Because plastic shovels can become worn down over time (depending on how much it snows in your area), it is recommended that you don't use this shovel to scrape ice.
Steel Shovels: If you are looking for a shovel that will last you through several winters, a steel snow shovel is the way to go. They are optimal for scraping both the ice and snow from your driveway and pathway. However, because they are made of steel, these shovels are heavier and require more energy to operate than a plastic or aluminum shovel.
Aluminum Shovels: Aluminum snow shovels are a happy medium between plastic and steel shovels. While they are more durable than plastic shovels and much lighter than steel shovels, they tend to bend easily. When you are shoveling your driveway or scraping away at the ice, make sure that you aren't putting in too much force to prevent bending your shovel.
With the temperatures dropping lower and lower, it is time to think about purchasing a standby or a portable generator for your home. Here are a few reasons why you should invest in a generator:
Backup Heater: Nothing is worse than your thermostat deciding to bite the bullet just as the cold weather begins to set in. In this situation, you have the ability to call your local repair service and have them send someone over to fix it. But when you are left without power, a huge concern is how you're going to keep your family and yourself warm. These are the times when owning a backup generator comes in handy.
Keep Appliances Running: In the event of a power outage, you want to ensure that all of your appliances, primarily your refrigerator, keep running. Purchasing a generator will not only supply power to your home appliances, but also supply power to your home security system, computers, cell phones, and more.
Winter is in full swing here in Nevada, and we at Louie's ACE Home Center want to make sure that the residents of Reno are fully prepared for the chilly season. Come on in and grab your winter home essentials!
DIY projects have become increasingly popular among people of all ages and skill levels. There’s nothing like the feeling you get after completing a task that you worked hard to finish. And not only are hands-on DIY activities fun, but they also provide added benefits for your mind, body, and even your wallet. Here are some benefits of DIY projects that may get you excited about tackling your next project all on your own.
Being engaged in a DIY project can give you a sense of pleasure and satisfaction. Finishing a DIY project can help you feel accomplished and happy with your hard work and dedication, and leaves you with something you can be proud to show off. A 2016 study done by Occupational Therapy International showed that participants of the study who took part in creative activities, including DIY projects, felt a boost in mood and happiness.
Another benefit DIY projects can have on your mental health is that it helps reduce stress and anxiety. Focusing on a hands-on project can help you disengage from any life stressors you may be facing. Some even consider DIY projects to be “meditative”. This comes from the similarities people feel between hands-on projects and meditation such as deep concentration and heightened awareness.
Diving right into a DIY project can provide you with an opportunity to learn a new skill and sharpen your mind. Because DIY projects require you to use your hands, you’ll be able to learn new techniques and methods to put something together. This could also help you with future projects and you can even teach others how to use those skills as well. And if you find that you really enjoyed the activity, you can turn it into a fun hobby or even sell your work.
DIY projects are a great way to spend more time with your family. Kids will not only feel involved, but will also be learning new things as well. And having some helping hands could make the project go more smoothly, and will speed up the process to give you a finished product sooner than anticipated. Quite often families will form strong bonds while working on hands-on projects together that you can’t get from other activities.
This benefit is fairly self-explanatory, but you’ll end up saving money by working on projects yourself as opposed to paying someone else to it. You’ll also be able to add personal touches that professionals wouldn’t normally include. Not only do you get to save money on labor by putting something together yourself, but you’ll also feel a sense of pride and accomplishment from doing it yourself.
Some DIY projects require some manual labor, but this can actually be a great form of exercise for some. It can be more fun than going to the gym, and you’ll be rewarded in the end with a finished product created all on your own. Imagine the sweat you’ll work up from ripping out the floors in your home or even repainting an entire room. And if you need to keep the exercise to a minimum, you can find more simple DIY projects to take part in.
There’s no better place to get DIY advice other than Louie’s Ace Hardware. Their team will not only help you find the right items to use for your project, but they can also provide you with insider tips and knowledge to help your project go more smoothly. Louie’s ACE Home Center has an extensive selection of hardware tools and equipment to buy or rent that are essential to any DIY project. Now that you know the benefits of DIY projects, see how Louie’s products and knowledgeable team will help benefit your next project. Connect with us today!