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Refinishing Decks

NOTE: PRIOR TO REFINISHING DECKS, THE DECK MUST BE CLEANED AS INSTRUCTED IN MY ARTICLE “CLEANING DECKS” If the surface is varnished or painted and you would like a stained deck, then the paint or varnish must be removed with paint stripper. Care must be taken by wearing rubber gloves and goggles. Apply the paint [...]

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Cleaning Decks

Tools needed  * Rubber gloves * Drop cloth * Hard bristle push broom Deck inspection Prior to cleaning decks, check the deck boards for rot or loose nails. Make the necessary repairs. Types of cleaners  * Oxygen bleach cleaner Oxygen bleach is good in removing mildew stains and discoloration due to ultra-violet sun rays. This [...]

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Repairing Window Screen

PROCEDURES FOR REPAIRING WINDOW SCREEN: The two main window screen materials are metal and fiberglass. They each have advantages and disadvantages. Metal screens are usually made out of galvanized steel or aluminum. These screens have a tenancy to corrode and rust over a period of time. Fiberglass screens will never rust and they will block [...]

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Cleaning Eavestrough

Cleaning the eavestrough and downspouts on your home should be done at least once a year to prevent overflowing which could cause extensive damage to the foundation and interior. The tools needed to do the job are: * Ladder, either folding or extension depending on the height of your roof. * Gloves; rubber if the [...]

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