Cape Ace Hardware strives to be more than just your local hardware store. We work hard to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need both online and offline. That is why we created Tips and Tricks for you to have more resources at your fingertips. Here you will find trends, DIY home hacks, seasonal tips and more!

What Kind of Paint Do I Use?

What Kind of Paint Do I Use?

When painting furniture or rooms of your home, you may be wondering what kind of paint to use. Most people do not have vast painting experience so the average home owner has a minimal understanding when choosing a paint type for a particular project. There are various formats of paint to pick from and you want to be sure you choose the right option for your project. Below is a small guide on paint types and how they can be used in the home.

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5 Backyard Deck Tips to Make it the Ultimate Entertaining Space

5 Backyard Deck Tips to Make it the Ultimate Entertaining Space

You should know that you do not have to start with a complete overhaul of your backyard deck or patio to transform it. Just, choose a place to start and go from there, such as the selection of the furniture, the lights or the amenities on the deck. By upgrading or changing one thing at a time, you can slowly see your deck transform into something spectacular.

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Beach Tips You Need to Try

Beach Tips You Need to Try

We all know that feeling of dreading packing for a trip. Especially, packing and preparing for a day beach trip. There’s just far too many items to remember, not to mention, once you arrive you have to haul everything all the way to the shore. And, more often than not, you bring too much stuff, forgot to bring something, or an item gets damaged by the sand or surf. All in all, making a trip to the beach can be a frustrating experience. So, here a few creative and inexpensive beach tips to get you through that next trip this summer.

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Maryland Camping Essentials and Places to Go

Maryland Camping Essentials and Places to Go

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to go camping (and we hope you have), you understand how peaceful and relaxing the experience can be. There is nothing like finding a quiet place to unwind, spending quality time with family and pets, stargazing, and wandering in nature. And as a matter of fact, Maryland has a plethora of beautiful campsites for all of your summer camping adventures. Whether you choose to bring an RV or you’re committed to pitching a tent and sleeping outdoors, there is a park that is perfect for you. So, before you head out to live off the grid for a few days, make sure you’ve picked the right location and thrown in the essentials.

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10 Tools Every Garage Should Have

10 Tools Every Garage Should Have

If you are in the process of putting together your first dream garage, it can be both exciting and overwhelming. The garage is your sanctuary and the original setting in which your visions will transform into reality. But, with hundreds of tools and accessories on the market today, where do you even begin? For starters, it’s important to make sure you that you don’t skimp on the must-have items, especially safety gear. So, to get you off on the right foot here’s a beginners list of the latest and greatest tools every garage should have.

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Boating Checklist for the Chesapeake Bay

Boating Checklist for the Chesapeake Bay

Even though summer isn’t technically here yet, it’s never too early to plan and prepare for all of your future boating endeavors on the Chesapeake Bay. That being said, we are all too ready to enjoy sunny weekends on the water again. For those who are less rehearsed in all things boating, we have created the ultimate checklist for a boat trip on the bay.

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Summer Grilling Recipes You Need to Try

Summer Grilling Recipes You Need to Try

The countdown to summer has begun! The days are getting longer, the weather is beautiful, and beach vacations are quite possibly all we can think about. Not to mention, all of the scrumptious food that coincides with the season, now that it’s finally warm enough to fire up the grill. Here are some of our favorite recipes for summer outdoor cooking, including main dishes, sides, and dessert.

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Giving Back to Our Community

Giving Back to Our Community

Cape St. Claire is where we call home and is a part of a much bigger community. Anne Arundel, Annapolis, Arnold, Broadneck Peninsula, no matter how you identify it, it has been our home for decades. First, as True Value and now as Cape Ace Hardware. There is a sense of pride that come from being a part of this community. It is because of that pride and love that Cape Ace Hardware works to give back to our community. Through local charities and community organizations, we work to give our time, money, and resources to help out causes near and dear to us and our customers. Here are a few organizations we would like to highlight that we have found both fulfilling and an honor to help.

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Fun Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

Fun Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

Maryland might not be able to make up its mind when it comes to when to transition from winter to spring, but we know it is coming! As the days get longer and the temperatures begin to warm, we are more than ready to be outside. After the

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