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How to protect wooden decks

Q. I have a medium-size pressure-treated wood deck and stairs at the back of my house that had Behr's DeckOver applied about five years ago. During the last couple of years small sections of the coati... read more

Fix-It Chick: Tips for protecting a wood deck or fence using stain, finish

Wooden decks and fences last longer if they are protected with a stain or oil finish. Pressure treated lumber should not be treated with anything until after it has aged a full year. Cedar wood does n... read more

How to keep your pet from starting a fire

Protect your fireplace — When a fire is lit ... Watch water bowls — Using a glass water bowl on an outdoor wooden deck can be trouble. When the sun's rays filter through the glass, they can heat up th... read more

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How to Revive an Ugly Deck

In very damp climates, where wood seldom has a chance to dry out, mold, mildew and surface stains can occur. To protect a deck, it needs to be finished with a sealer, stain or paint that rejects UV li... read more

Paul Bianchina, Sanding offers option to save aging wood deck

For most people, maintaining a wood deck involves regular cleaning and the periodic application of a deck stain or sealer to protect the wood. But sometimes that maintenance gets neglected for a varie... read more

Tools to protect decks, fruit trees, young plants and grass

Carpenter bees attacking your wooden deck or porch? Mike McGrath suggests homeowners try building the bees an alternative habitat, almond oil can also help. But applying a paint or wood stain will be ... read more

Is your wooden deck or balcony about to kill you?

But after you’ve been in your home awhile, who is making sure features like decks still are safe? When was the last time you examined your deck’s joist hangers, determined whether it is nailed or scre... read more

Adding a Deck: A Cost-Effective Way to Protect Your Home’s Value

The other way is to add outdoor structures. So maybe you have a flat lot that might not be conducive to a deck. Instead, you have some sort of a patio. It isn't necessarily a wooden deck, but you can ... read more

FIRE MODE: How to make your home more fireproof this wildfire season

Clean under the deck: Keep the surface and area beneath decks ... If a spark lands in your wood pile it could ignite your house. Make sure you stack wood at least 30 feet away from structures to help ... read more

Bad advice is common when caring for decks

Many highly advertised products for sealing wood decks don't work properly because they contain tung oil, vegetable oil, linseed oil and animal fat. While these oils are used for their wood-protecting ... read more

How to protect against electrical surges

Will a whole-house surge suppressor protect them? The strongest high voltage electrical ... Reducing the height by 5 inches often helps. DO NOT use a wood board. Use a steel or aluminum angle. A wood ... read more

Protect your fence or deck with waterproofing process

If your wooden deck or fence is over a year old and beginning to show signs of aging, take an afternoon to refresh it with some oil or stain. Step 1: Thoroughly clean the deck or fence with an appropr... read more

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