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Cleaning and sealing any outdoor wood is not much different than doing the same thing for a wood deck. Outdoor wood tables, chairs, fencing, wood playsets, arbors, etc. all take the same abuse from Mother Nature.

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How to Paint Wrought Iron TIPS Use X-O Rust paint Get rid of rust WATCH the great video below Paint in ideal weather - SEE BELOW CLICK HERE to get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! How many homes in lots of the older cities around the USA have traditional and durable wrought iron porch railings, decorative […]

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Old gas can case issues with starting small engines. In as little as 30 days, gasoline starts to break down and attack parts of your lawn mower, chain saw, log splitter, snow blower or other small engines. Fuel additives can help protect these engines.

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Repair Concrete Block and Stucco Tips Remove algae with Stain Solver for best repair bond Use cement paint for best bond of repair mix WATCH my THREE VIDEOS BELOW! Fill deep holes in stages - install galvanized anchors CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve got water leaking and infiltrating the underside of my front porch. My house is about ten years old. The porch has a roof over it with a decent overhang, but the floor system is regular wood joists covered with plywood. The contractor installed a waterproof layer over the plywood, then ceramic tile […]

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DEAR TIM: I recently saw a new paving system that I thought was ingenious. Instead of a solid driveway there were two strips of some precast concrete, each about 2-feet wide for the car tires. Grass was growing within the concrete strips and the area between the concrete was just lawn. Back by the person’s […]

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DEAR TIM: I read your column each week in our paper and a few weeks ago you talked about building stairs for a deck. I can handle that but am worried about how to make all the complex cuts required for the deck stair railing. I realize you can’t provide step-by-step directions in the space […]

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DEAR TIM: How can I match the stucco finish on my eighty-year-old front porch? I tried using white Portland cement and buff sand, but as you can see in my photo, the results are atrocious. I added some dry cement pigment to try to get a match and it just didn’t work. I noticed the […]

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DEAR TIM: In just a few weeks, a builder will show up to completely rebuild my deck. The house is only twenty years old and the treated lumber used to build it is rotting away. The centers of the deck railing posts are crumbling. I thought treated lumber was supposed to last forever. What is […]

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DEAR TIM: I recently moved into a neglected house. While working on the landscaping in the front yard, I discovered that the top of the foundation was below grade. Two courses of brick on top of the foundation were covered by a mixture of dirt and mulch. What’s your opinion about how much mulch one […]

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