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Changes to Pressure-Treated Lumber Add Extra Step to Staining

If you have a deck, chances are it's made from pressure-treated lumber. If your deck was recently built, you should know that federal changes to pressure-treated lumber now requires an extra step in time when staining to return a pleasing deck. Avoiding this step will result in splotchy, uneven results. Before you stain, understand the changes done and how they affect your next project. Changes in Compounds From 1975 to 2003, pressure-treated lumber was treated with a compound known as Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) , a preservative with fungicidal and pesticide properties. Lumber was dipped into CCA and then exposed to high amounts of pressure that force the preservative deep into the wood, hence the term "pressure-treated lumber."  In 2004, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) banned CCA-treated lumber use for residential purposes. This is...empty walkout deck with stain-finished redwood railings
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4 Easy Steps to Patching a Hole in Drywall

Owning a home is a dream for many people, and that dream requires occasional maintenance, like patching holes in walls. These are usually the result of simple accidents, but repairing them is important to maintain the value of your home. It can be a hassle, but repairing a hole is not a nightmare. In fact, it is one of the easiest home repairs that you can make! Follow these four steps to accomplish the simple fix. 1. Clean the Surface Before you begin repairing your wall, clean the surface where the hole is located. If you don't take the time to clean the to-be-fixed area, your paint may not seal correctly. To properly clean the surface for dirt, dust, and oils, lightly dab and wipe the area around the hole with a damp cloth and mild...man patching hole in drywall with spackling paste and putty knife
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Properly Prepare for Painting a Ceiling

Beginning a painting project can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to have the proper tools and supplies, you must know their proper application to ensure the best possible results. This can usually take a lot of research and time out of your already busy schedule. On top of that, there are even other details and particulars to be wary of when you’ve moved to paint your ceiling . Keep in mind this list of tips and tricks when you're attempting to paint your ceiling for the first time . Tools Required The essential supplies for painting a ceiling are minimal, but necessary for a respectable paint job: Roller Roller Tray Paint Drop Cloth Sanding Pole Stepladder Sponge Prepare and have all items on hand before starting your project to ensure a smoother, overall process. Precautions Whether...conjoined living rooms with white ceiling filled with couch, desk, and windows shining daylight
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Prevent Mildew from Surfaces to Avoid Growing Disaster

Spring has arrived and with it also several months of rain. While that heavy rainfall is good for grass and vegetation, it can also make your exterior surfaces magnets for mildew. Mildew seems like a small problem. At first it may be nothing more than a few unsightly spots. Eventually it can become a major issue that can lead to health problems for you and your loved ones, like respiratory difficulties, headaches, fatigue, and possibly mood changes. Mildew can also damage your landscaping, as well as any previous paint jobs, causing paint to lose its adhesiveness. While there are many ways to eliminate mildew, the best is always prevention. So how do you prevent mildew from forming on your exterior surfaces? To properly answer that question, you need to have a firm understanding of what causes...spotty mildew stains on wall
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Save with Professional Residential Painting Service

Keeping your home in good condition and looking great is very important. For those that are looking to improve the appearance of their home , giving a room or the whole house a fresh coat of paint can go a long way. While many people may like to try and take on a home painting endeavor themselves, there are several reasons why it would be beneficial to hire a professional painting company for your next project. Time Savings One of the main reasons why you should hire a certified professional to paint your home is that it can save you a lot of time. While painting may not seem like too challenging of a task, there are a lot of important steps that need to be taken to ensure it is done right. Between preparing the...close-up of meeting between two people with one person taking notes on paper and other on tablet
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