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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 Get the Best Contractor Money Pit Deck Tips From AsktheBuilder.com Pressure washers damage the soft light-colored spring wood Stain Solver oxygen bleach is the safe way to clean wood decks Deck sealers must have pigment and not be film formers Composite decking needs to be cleaned on a regular basis CLICK HERE to […]

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These deck cleaning instructions take you step by step with pictures through the process of cleaning a deck with oxygen bleach. Wood deck cleaning is simple with this tutorial.

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Black Spots on Deck Boards TIPS Wood fibers in composite decking are food No-maintenance is a myth WATCH oxygen bleach cleaning video below Magic copper solution prevents spots CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve got 1,500 square feet of lakefront boardwalk made from composite decking. The brand is Trex […]

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Is there a proper way to clean a deck? Do you use a pressure washer, scrub brush or a green-cleaner, such as oxygen bleach? Each method has it's advantages. Discovery if a power washer or oxygen bleach is how to clean a deck.

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Black Spots on Trex Decking TIPS NO composite deck is maintenance-free Spots are mildew or mold and harmless to decking Clean with Stain Solver organic oxygen bleach Prevent spots with simple solution CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I have 1500 sq. ft. of lakefront boardwalk consisting of TREX Accents decking. There […]

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Deck Railing Connection TIPS NEVER notch deck posts Through bolts NOT lag bolts to deck joists Use special galvanized hardware - See Below WATCH Video below for great connectors! CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter!   Deck Post Danger Deck railing posts are the foundation of a deck railing system. They must be strong. […]

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Dan lives in Norwalk, CT. He emailed me overnight and needed immediate help. His question was so good, and I happened to have a photo I took three years ago, that I decided to publish it. Here's what he sent: "Wondering if Behr Textured Deck Over stain would be recommended on a freshly sanded 24-year-old […]

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DEAR TIM: Recently a deck collapsed near where I live and people got seriously injured. The report blamed the failure on the use of nails that had corroded and couldn’t hold the weight. Could this be right? Every deck I know of has been built with nails and they seem to be fine. What is […]

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Teresa Schenck has a rotten wood threshold at her home in Bettendorf, Iowa. Here's what she sent me: "As you can see, this piece of wood at my back door is rotting. It is about 1.5-2 " wide, and maybe 6-8" deep. My deck is also there. I am replacing the wood decking. I want to […]

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