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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.


Check out Steve’s list of mold control product numbers from various suppliers across North America. No need to rely on store clerks to find products they don’t know exist. Just give them the number if they’re baffled – and they often are!


Check out Steve’s detailed information on how to avoid the typical grief homeowners face when they choose outdoor wood stain poorly. It’s actually an easy mistake to make unless you understand the challenge.

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Here’s a question I got by email from JT. She writes: Question: “Can I use olive oil to finish a teak table? It’s a used, …


Steve shares his lessons learned after re-shingling a roof.


Steve Maxwell shares a great home repair product; an alternative to a complete weeping bed rebuild which conveniently unclogs septic systems.

Stripped Woodwork

Fixing up an older home can keep debt to a minimum. An advocate of old fashioned hard work, Steve Maxwell encourages do-it-yourself home repair.

Wood Flooring Repair

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, offers up an easy wood flooring repair tip which will save you a lot of money and hassles.


Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses the decline of people entering trade jobs in Canada.

Re-Mov Takes Off Old Caulking

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, finds Re-Mov the perfect product to remove old caulking during a home improvement or renovation project.