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Can You Paint Pressure Treated Deck Boards?

By |2021-12-01T19:31:11+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Pressure-treated wood can be both painted and stained with fantastic results. However, there are a few complications and considerations when it comes to painting your pressure-treated deck boards. Overall, painting the wood can help the wood last longer outdoors and [...]

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How Long Does Deck Stain Need to Dry Before it Rains?

By |2021-11-05T23:06:37+00:00November 5th, 2021|

The weather does not always cooperate with your plans, and when staining your deck, you need the weather to behave. When dry and cured, deck stain can help protect the wood from the harmful effects of the sun and moisture. [...]

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How to Replace An Outdoor Faucet or Spigot?

By |2021-11-02T23:32:33+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

While people rarely think about it, outdoor faucets occasionally break and need to be replaced. A leaky outdoor faucet will cost you money with every single drip and can waste thousands of gallons of water a year! Save yourself money [...]

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Best Laser Levels for Deck Building

By |2021-10-10T23:50:21+00:00October 10th, 2021|

Any Craftsman worth their salt has worked with a level before. These classic tools allow you to check to make sure that your work surface is as level as possible, helping you prevent an unwanted slope to your new deck. [...]

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The Top 7 Semi-Transparent Deck Stains Reviewed

By |2021-09-15T16:06:26+00:00June 8th, 2021|

Semi-transparent deck stain lasts for an average of two to three years without peeling, and it's easy to clean. Also, reapplication does not require major work like with solid stains. The best feature, though, is semi-transparent stain allows the grain [...]

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Does Vinegar Remove Paint from Wood?

By |2021-09-15T16:07:26+00:00June 5th, 2021|

The vinegar sitting in your pantry can remove paint from wood. Not only is it an affordable option, but an effective one too capable of removing stubborn stuck-on paint from many surfaces. Even better, vinegar does not harm the environment [...]

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The 7 Best Deck Sealers for Pressure-treated Wood Reviewed

By |2021-09-15T16:08:02+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Pressure-treated wood can withstand more than untreated wood, but sealing still protects your investment. Many offenders can attack pressure-treated wood or cause it to lose its beauty and luster, such as the sun, moisture, and time. Instead, invest in some [...]

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Can You Use Pressure-treated Wood Indoors?

By |2021-09-15T16:08:47+00:00June 1st, 2021|

Pressure-treated wood can work indoors and outdoors; however, it’s not without controversy when used inside. Outside, pressure-treated wood has room to breathe and release all the toxic chemicals used to treat the wood. You do need to be safe with [...]

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How Many Coats of Polyurethane Are Needed?

By |2021-09-15T16:09:18+00:00May 31st, 2021|

Polyurethane makes a fantastic finish, especially for wood projects. The glossy finish protects the surface and helps it to last longer from scratches, water damage, and anything else. Too many coats can cause the surface to be uneven and not [...]

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Can You Apply Polyurethane with a Roller?

By |2021-09-15T16:09:50+00:00May 30th, 2021|

You know you need polyurethane to finish your product, but the question is what to apply the product with? The short answer is yes, you can use a roller instead of a paintbrush. However, as with all things, there is [...]

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