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DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Stevie
Contractor scams!

I was watching the news last night and people were getting ripped off by contractors left and right. I was wondering if someone could give me some tips on how to AVOID these scams. I know how to tell...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Stevie
Do you have a cat!:eek: My cat went nuts...

Do you have a cat!:eek:


My cat went nuts and started slicing at my wood deck. I was always finding deep scratchs and buts in the wood. Couldn't figure it out untill I seen here on day. Be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By Stevie
I have real wicker on my deck. I have a dark...

I have real wicker on my deck. I have a dark stain and the white wicker sure does bring the floor right out. I baught this couch set at a garage sale for about 75 bucks. I had to take it. Of course I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Stevie
Deckman, you do know they have stain that is the...

Deckman, you do know they have stain that is the color of "natural wood" right? Stuff works great! My buddy JJ used it on his deck and I never even knew untill I dropped somthing and you could tell...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Stevie
+1 har. The metallic decks dont bring that...

+1 har. The metallic decks dont bring that "country" smell wood decks do. I feel more like a redneck with wood on my deck.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By Stevie
What fasteners do you use?

I have used Tiger Claws fasteners on 2 of my decks. It makes it shine and I have a nail free deck. Keeps me from having to worry about rusty nails making my deck look old and rotten.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Stevie
I have a trick that helps me out when choosing a...

I have a trick that helps me out when choosing a contractor. I simply check out some of his "old" work. I check to see how he did and if the "structure" is still in good standing. This will let you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Stevie
Before I stain (PREP)

What are some steps I should take before I go ahead with the stain process. Anything that could change the outcome of the deck? I want to make sure this is going to be my final deck. I have been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Stevie
Stain Remover...?

What is the best way to remove stain from my deck? I am thinking about giving it a face lift!:D



Just a sander?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By Stevie
This is what I have come up. Very basic steps to...

This is what I have come up. Very basic steps to proper maintaing your deck.

1. Sweep it like its your kitchen. 1-2 days a week is fine

2. Scrub Your Deck 1-2 times a year. 3-4 if you have more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Stevie
Vinyl decks seem to be the best in your case....

Vinyl decks seem to be the best in your case. They are one of the lowest maitnance decks out there. You could go with composite as well. I just think vinyl is a better way.



Just my .02!:D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By Stevie
I cant really recommend you to paint such and...

I cant really recommend you to paint such and such times. Just make sure you get good quality paint. When you see it starting to "peel" or scratch it might be time for another coat. Painting a couple...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Stevie
17X27. Did it myself. What a fun couple days.:D

17X27. Did it myself. What a fun couple days.:D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Stevie
Western Red Cedar is VERY durable. Should be a...

Western Red Cedar is VERY durable. Should be a good wood for your deck. The great part about using the wood is that its extremely easy to cut. Should be able to get a smoothe edge.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 08-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Stevie
I found a really good article on pressure treated...

I found a really good article on pressure treated decks. Thought I would share.





Resource:http://healthychild.org/resources/health_faq/
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