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lead safe paint stripping

Got old paint to remove? It’s probably got lead. Read Steve’s three-step paint stripping process that will get the job done safely.

Steve Maxwell Sanding Wood Furniture to Finish it After Applying Oil

Steve explains an under-appreciated option for finishing interior wood using a mixture of oil and varnish.

Paint Storage Tips

Tips on how to properly store paint provided by Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man.

Tips for Tape

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, is impressed with a new product that rivals traditional masking tape and makes painting a pleasure.

Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, answers a homeowner’s question about inexpensive, paintable, flooring material.

Deck Finishing

Are you a homeowner looking for deck protection ideas? If so, Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, has some do-it-yourself staining suggestions.

vinyl window

“Canada’s Handiest Man”, Steve Maxwell, sheds some light on a brand of paint which is suitable for vinyl windows.

Tung 'n Teak Oil

“Canada’s Handiest Man”, Steve Maxwell, offers some tips to help slow down the weathering process of outdoor wood furniture for your deck.

Exterior Painting Success

Steve Maxwell offers up a home repair solution to a homeowner whose exterior home was painted with oil-based paint instead of latex… and now it’s peeling.

Asbestos Siding_Peeling Paint

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell helps a homeowner find the safest solution to removing old exterior paint off of asbestos shingles.

“Canada’s Handiest Man”, Steve Maxwell, offers two economical solutions to changing a Formica countertop: paint them or hire a cabinetmaker.

Removing Lead paint

Steve Maxwell advises how to strip paint from an exterior wall and cautions to test paint for lead before starting on a home repair stripping project.

Pressure Washer

Steve shows how to best remove oil-based paint from an exterior brick wall.

Epoxy Basement Floor Coating

Steve Maxwell , Canada’s Handiest Man, lists 3 things a basement floor coating should do well.