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June 12, 2015 AsktheBuilder Weekend eBlast

What happens in nine days? Think.

If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the summer solstice. If you're down under, the winter solstice.

For me, it's sort of a glum day. The amount of daylight after June 21st, gets less and less each day until we get to the other side of the sun.

I always look forward to the winter solstice and the summer solstice saddens me.

What's this mean for you? If you're working outdoors on an extended project and just on weekends that requires sunlight, you better start working faster.

Mystery Link!

Two weeks ago, I started a new feature where the link above at the top of the newsletter - in this case it's the word AsktheBuilder.com just before Weekend Warrior - links you to a secret column on the website.

Today's clue: Do you dream? How many mistakes do you think I could find at your home inside your garage?

Answers: Go up to the top and CLICK the link! You'll be stunned.


At the end of my street where it hits the road that takes me to town, some loggers just cleared a lot where a new home is being built.

Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing the FIRST thing a builder does when he starts the average home?

I didn't think so! CLICK HERE to watch a video that I guarantee will amaze you.

Charlene's Teak Table

Late yesterday, I received an email from Charlene with two attached photos.

Charlene purchased some of my Certified Organic Stain Solver to clean mold, mildew and algae from her outdoor teak table.

Stain Solver is a product Kathy and I developed about twenty years ago and we sell it everyday.

It's a Certified Organic oxygen bleach product that cleans ANYTHING water washable.

It's color and fabric safe.

Charlene only made one small mistake. She hosed off the table before applying the Stain Solver solution.

It's always best to apply Stain Solver to a deck, a table, a patio, clothes, furniture, carpet, etc. when they are DRY.

This way the Stain Solver solution can soak in deeper for better cleaning. When you wet something first, the water molecules take up the vacant space in the item's structure and the Stain Solver has to try to work hard to move that water out of the way.

Look at Charlene's Before and After photos below. The After photo is the teak table WET. There's NO sealer or stain on it!

Isn't that amazing?

teak table
teak table



More Tips for You!

CLICK HERE for Dream Garage Illustrations.


CLICK HERE for a Time Tested Water Barrier that WORKS.

That's enough for today.

I'll be back to you on this Sunday.

I asked for some flashy bow ties that I'll use when I'm working on the train as a conductor.

What? You didn't know I was a train conductor? I had an early season Dinner Train this past Wednesday. The season starts in earnest in just two weeks!

CLICK HERE to see me in one of my real bow ties that I tie!

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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