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How to Refinish Your Deck

Refinishing your deck can be easier you think. In just a weekend, you can turn your old, tired-looking deck into an outdoor oasis. With a few tips and a little bit of time, you can refinish and stain your deck and return it to a newer-looking state. The first step is looking for any dark spots on you decking, railings, or steps. These spots are usually wood oxidation and tannin bleed, common effects of weather. Dark spots are best addressed with a wood cleaner followed by a wood brightener, allowing the affected area to better blend in with the other areas of your deck. For …

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Outdoor Cleaning While Saving Water

Everyone likes to keep the outside of their homes tidy and clean. Your neighbors may appreciate the effort, but your water bill may not. Saving water is easy when you change up a few of your routine outdoor tasks. Start with sweeping away the dirt from driveways, pathways, and sidewalks instead of hosing them off. Depending on your hose, you could be spraying at a rate of 5 to 10 gallons per minute. Even short five or fifteen minute jobs end up using a lot of water that is simply running down the drain. Sweeping takes little to no extra effort and delivers the same …

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How to Clean Your Grill

Cleaning your grill will get the summer off to the right start. The grime that accumulated last year can cause minor or serious issues with your grill, and keeping it clean will help it last longer. With just a little bit of time and some elbow grease, your grill can be brought back to life. Time to clean it, inside and out. You’ll need a few supplies to get started: Cleaning gloves Glass cleaner Warm soapy water Sponge Nylon terry cloth Scrubber Grill brush Stainless steel cleaner Paper towels Scouring pad Paint scraper Start with a cool grill. No sense in starting the summer off …

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