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    Re: Painting vs. Staining My Deck

    In my experience, painted surfaces can be slippery but sometimes last longer, it depends on the surface preparation and the quality and type of paint. I've seen plenty that haven't lasted as long as...
  2. Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the May 2013 cover of This Old House Magazine

    Both covers show great pics, but for me, cover A seems to grab the eye more with that great wooden cabinet.
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    There's some great advice by the posters before me, as a general rule of thumb, I would say it's always best to fix all structural and safety issues AND drainage issues before you think about...
  4. Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the April 2013 cover of This Old House Magazine

    Love both the covers, for me personally, I like the depth of perspective on cover B (the view out through the window).
  5. Poll: Re: Log in or register to vote for the March 2013 cover of This Old House Magazine

    I like the pots of flowers and the brightly coloured chair, very welcoming.
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    Re: Cordless Screwdriver

    you should contact hitachi and write adds for them, must admit i like my hitachi cordless gear too!!
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    Re: Bike Storage

    do you have a neighbour with more space or storage facilities near by?
  8. Re: best method for attaching trellis to house

    If you could i would make it free standing
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    Re: dirt plies out back

    count your blessings, everytime i want to plant a tree i have to dig my own holes
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    Re: landscaping with drainage

    maybe you could dig a culvert line it with geofabric fill with course rock so you have a sub soil drainage system
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    Re: Parking area

    Hi there is also a recycled plastic honeycombed mat that can be planted with grass that is easier to install than the concret one
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    Re: Landscape Edging

    hi have you considered countouring the ground to allow the water to run off in the direction you require, or install proper drinage to remove the water if you have this it doesnt matter too much how...
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    Re: PVC posts and railings

    Hi you can get the pvc that looks exactly like wood that you dont have to paint, and they also easy to work with
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    Re: Birds eating landscape plants

    try a scarecrow?
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    Re: Riding Lawn Mower

    hi, I made a wooden block that locked onto the blades that wedged into the outlet so the blades wouldnt spin, I also found heavy duty mulcher blades that fit that seemed to last longer as well
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    Re: Paint exterior bare metal door

    I had a similar problem recently. My local hardware store had paint specifically for metal surfaces - it was latex. They told me that latex expands and contracts better than oil and so would last...
  17. Re: Flowerbed retaining block color for Red Brick house

    Hi - Yes, please add a picture of your house, it would make it easier for us to give you some ideas.

    Have you considered building the flowerbed from the same colour bricks as the house? That way...
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