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3M Pro Grade Disk Package

Steve Maxwell reviews 3M’s Pro-Grade abrasives and explains why it is important to sand your wood surfaces before painting or staining for the best end results.


Read about Steve’s experiences using a simple, new method for staining and sealing wood.

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Have you ever wondered what you can do about window condensation? Steve Maxwell talks about how the R-value of window glazings is about more than just saving energy.


Kill household mold with these 7 steps for safe and effective mold removal the proper way.

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Watch as Steve uses a heavy duty breathable building wrap typically used on roofs and how fast it’s attached using a cap stapler.

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!

Eco Wood Treatment

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, examines an exterior wood product called Eco Wood Treatment, and where and when to use it.


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, …