The Professional Choice

A companion overview to the popular "Ask Mr. Handyman" radio program airing on Christian Talk Radio, KCRO 660AM Saturdays @ 9:30AM.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tip$....On the House.

Deck cleaning without pressure-washing
The preferred way to clean a deck in preparation for staining and resealing is with the use of a pressure washer, can also use a deck wash (purchased at a big-box home store) and a stiff-bristled brush. Oh, and don't forget a whole lot of elbow grease! Pressure wash the underside to remove algae, dirt and mildew at least every 2nd to 3rd sealing/staining.

Chair Rail Height
Generally chair rail should be installed approximately 1/3 the height of the ceiling. Use 2 inch blue painter's tape to test the location and apply it around the whole room to visually verify your height desire. This will help you avoid obstructions such as light switches, ledges, window sills etc.