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Exterior Steps

Refinished and repaired metal handrails on porch.

How to Repair and Paint Metal Wrought Iron Handrails

Wrought iron handrails are durable, but they need painting and repair from time to time. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.

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How to Repair and Resurface Concrete Steps

Concrete steps are very durable, but exposure to the elements can take its toll over time, causing the concrete to crack and chip. Watch this video to find out how to repair and resurface concrete steps on your home.

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How to Paint Exterior Fiberglass Steps

Barbara asks, “Can I paint the fiberglass steps on my manufactured home? If so, how should I go about it?”

Fiberglass can be painted successfully as long as you prepare the surface properly first. Read on to find out how.

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Steps with snow and ice on them

How to Use Deicers and Anti-Icers on Sidewalks and Driveways

When freezing weather hits, sidewalks and driveways can become dangerously slick. Deicers and anti-icers are chemicals that help to break or prevent a bond between the ice and concrete. Read on to find tips for how to use deicers and anti-icers effectively this winter.

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How to Make Outdoor Steps Safe

Falls are the number one cause of injuries around the home, and slippery outdoor wooden stairs can often be the culprit. To make your stairs safer, install abrasive safety strips (available at home centers) to each step. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Build Exterior Wood Steps

Building steps used to require complicated measurements and difficult angled cuts, but precut pressure treated stringers today have made the job much easier. Watch this video to find out how.

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How to Build Wood Deck Handrails

To give a deck that perfect finishing touch, as well as to address safety concerns, it needs to have a handrail around it. Watch this video to see how to construct deck railings and spindles from pressure treated wood.

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How to Build Wooden Deck Stairs

Watch this video for tips and useful information on how to build steps and stairs for your deck from pressure treated wood.

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