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How to Grout Mexican Tile Video Grout Mexican tile - it's a simple job if you do it in the right conditions and understand how water is both your friend and foe. Mexican tile is a unique product that by its very nature absorbs water very fast. If too much water leaves the grout too […]

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 It's so very easy to stain patio pavers or Mexican tile using a liquid translucent stain. Stain Patio Pavers Advice From Heaven The advice you get from some experts is not always the best. Many people seem to think that painters tape should be used. Painters tape can stop some paint and stain from […]

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How to Remove Paint from Patio Pavers Remove patio paint fast and easy with a pressure washer. Even soft Mexican tile can be restored safely. Remove Patio Paint With No Damage It's important to realize the key to prevent damage to the patio surface is using the correct tip on the wand and holding the […]

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"Moss, mold, and mildew need food to survive, just like you and me. The food sources can be an assortment of things..." Patio Moss Mold and Mildew Prevention Checklist Moss, mold, mildew, and algae feed off invisible food and water Pressure washing can damage precast colored pavers and brick WATCH the copper sulfate video below! […]

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"Benches are just very wide chairs in my opinion. I don’t like hoping something is going to work so I always look at existing benches and take measurements." Build Deck Bench Seating Checklist A bench is just a series of small walls Copy dimensions from favorite chairs in your home WATCH cheeky building video below […]

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"Polymeric sand is best described as outdoor grout. Depending on the manufacturer, it’s a blend of different colored sand grains as well as chemical binders or glues that are activated by water." Polymeric Sand Installation TIPS Pavers must be dry as a bone Brush sand into joints at a 45-degree angle Use a backpack blower […]

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"Ask five different paver contractors the way to install the paving stones and you might get five different methods. What really matters is the strength of the underlying soil under your patio, the size of the pavers you intend to use and how much weight will be placed upon any given paver." Paver Patio DIY […]

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Pergola Ideas for Small Patios TIPS Scale is very important - think Big for small patios Wind load is real and pergolas can blow over or away Use DIY copper rot treatment for buried posts Mix lumber species and stains for multi-colored WOW factor CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: […]

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Drainage Paving Stones Out in nature when it rains on soil, most of the water goes into the ground. Yeah, this column is about drainage paving stones, but you need to know something first. I say this assuming: it's not a downpour the soil is not saturated from days of rain the soil isn't frozen […]

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