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Remove Rust Stains On Metal and Stone In 5 Steps

By | 2017-07-27T14:40:49+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Latest Articles, Restoration|

Rust runoff from adjacent metal surfaces can create bright red, hard-to-remove stains on masonry. Sprinkler systems containing water with heavy iron deposits can also stain concrete walkways red, orange, and brown, resulting in an unsightly curb appeal. Trying to remove those pesky, eyesore stains is simple—with the right tools in hand. Below we outline 5

How to Clean Your Fireplace Without Water

By | 2017-07-26T14:24:24+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Latest Articles, Restoration|

Cleaning the exterior of your masonry fireplace is a tough task. Each stone, brick, and mortar is lined with tough soot, smoke, dirt, and creosote stains from potentially years (and in some cases, even decades!) of cozy fires burning low and slow through long winter nights. So you think to yourself, short of using a

What To Do With Lead Paint

By | 2017-05-02T14:31:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

The removal of lead paint has become a colossal issue across the nation. The paint manufacturing industry has paid millions in damages to municipalities and insurance companies. The US Environmental Protection Agency has enacted guidelines for contractors and home owners alike. Lead Paint is Hazardous It is important that everyone

Stone Cleaning Products

By | 2017-05-02T14:12:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

Dry Cleaning Stone A new product, ABR Waterless Cleaning Poultice, cleans natural stone, cultured stone, brick, and masonry surfaces without the use of water or abrasive materials. Apply and Peel For best results when using ABR Waterless Cleaning Poultice, follow steps 1 through 6 below: 1. Apply at a temperature of

How to Clean A Wooden Deck

By | 2017-05-02T13:58:16+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

Do's and Don’ts of Deck Cleaning Using a power washer, pressure washer, or any high pressure water requires an intimate knowledge of wood and the machine. Improper use of a pressure washer will damage the woods surface and/or make for an uneven appearance rendering the appearance of any stain or water repellant preservative (WRP)

Wood Preservation: How and Why

By | 2017-05-02T13:37:30+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

What’s the latest wood finishing buzz? Everyone is buzzing round the wood finishing question without answering it. What are the choices? Wood finishes come in multitudes of formulations in both oil-based and water-based finishes. Some are just stains and others employ preservative elements. Some finishes sit on the surface to

How To Strip Your Deck

By | 2017-05-02T13:16:17+00:00 December 6th, 2015|Buildings, Construction, Latest Articles|

Easy dose it: gently remove the coating or stain Going slowly will reduce the need for sanding any raised grain (fur) after the stain or coating is rinsed away. Yes, rinsed away. Using a power washer correctly will work well to remove the existing product. A word on power/pressure washers