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A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.

805 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Before coating walls with a new color, you might wonder what is actually in that can of paint. Check out Groupon’s guide to latex to learn how much is really on your walls.

Latex: From Plant to Paint

What is latex? In fact, there are two meanings, and both are important to fully understand latex paint and other products derived from it. In one sense, latex is a sticky, milk-white emulsion—comprising fats, gum resins, waxes, and occasionally poisons suspended in water—produced by about 10% of flowering plants, most likely as a defense against animals and hungry botanists. (Snap open a dandelion stem to see one form.) The most commercially friendly form of latex is Hevea braziliensis, commonly known as the rubber tree. By creating a sloping cut in the plant’s bark, farmers harvest the liquid and treat it with heat and sulfur to transform it into a strong, flexible, long-lasting rubbery material used in everything from balloons to medical equipment. This is also the substance that people with latex allergies can’t tolerate.

In the United States, latex also refers to any fine dispersion of rubber or synthetic plastic particles in a solution of water. Though the latex that comes out of plants fits this definition, not everything that falls into this category comes out of plants. In fact, latex paint is actually a water-based solution of synthetic materials such as vinyl acetate and acrylates. Since the paint contains no plant-based latex, it won’t upset anyone’s allergies, unless they’re also allergic to that shade of mauve. People commonly use it in place of oil-based paints due to its quick drying speed, superior opacity, easy cleanup, and reduced flammability, but it does have limitations. For instance, water-based paints typically don’t adhere well to glossy surfaces and can cause bare steel to rust.

Before Amazonian rubber trees caught the eye of Western explorers in the 1700s, early Mesoamerican tribes had already discovered the possibility of the substance. They created balls from the dried rubber for a traditional game, coated headwear in it, and even created waterproof shoes, shaping footwear around their feet and peeling it off when dry.

18375 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

It can be tough to find a reputable handyman to fix things around the house, which is why ClubLocal has done its best to make that task as easy as online shopping. Members need only pull up the sleek ClubLocal web app and schedule their service, which can range from appliance repair and carpet cleaning to pest control, car detailing, and plumbing. Being a member doesn't cost anything, but it does grant the clout that only club membership can provide, leading to special discounts, service guarantees, and admission into secret tree houses.

It's also much safer than searching for technicians yourself. That's because ClubLocal pre-screens their professionals by checking their licenses and certifications, and making sure they have solid online reputations and squeaky-clean backgrounds. Once you've chosen and scheduled your all-star technician, you'll get updates about their estimated time of arrival on the ClubLocal app. When your service is complete, ClubLocal backs it with a guarantee—if anything goes wrong, they'll do what it takes to make it right.

15821 Ventura Blvd, Ste 148
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Searching for a plumber, electrician, or pest-control professional can feel like an exercise in blind faith. If you aren't experienced in the kind of repairs you need, how can you be certain that the person you're hiring is? And if things do go wrong, what can you do besides write a bad review? Without a single entity to hold technicians accountable, you might as well be throwing darts at a phonebook.

That's where ClubLocal comes in. By connecting with local handyfolks and submitting each professional to a rigorous screening, it can ensure that home repairs are done efficiently and effectively. ClubLocal also get its technicians to agree to a discounted price beforehand, so you can be sure you aren't overpaying. These days, everything can be done online or through a smartphone app, from booking the appointment to paying to ordering a pizza to celebrate afterward.

15821 Ventura Blvd, Ste 148
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Signature service: Mold Test
Established: 2006
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: We use a special mold test and send it to a local lab.
Pro Tip: We are licensed and insured contractors who can test and provide remedies for mold.

1015 Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.

1404 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles,
CA
US