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Steve shares his real-world insights for long-lasting deck beauty.

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Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares the best deck brightener he’s found for removing deck mold – Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser

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Is your outdoor wood furniture or deck looking tired? Steve Maxwell explains how oiling your exterior wood is a low maintenance finishing option.

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains how one could waterproof the underside of a deck to create a dry storage space beneath.

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses floorboard options for verandas and how to have them last.

Verandahs Add More Than Traditional Charm to Your Deck

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, has 3 key tips for building a covered porch or verandah from the metal brackets to considerations when building its roof.

Deck Cleaning Strategies

Is your deck ready for summer entertaining? Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, offers up some handy deck cleaning tips.

Deck Dilemmas

If you’re about to embark on a DIY deck project this summer be sure to read Steve Maxwell’s blog to better understand proper deck installation.

Deck Building

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, suggests exploring low maintenance options before building a deck and to really research your finishing products.

Anchoring a Deck

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, discusses deck anchoring depending on where you need to contact the house wall.