April 05, 2019

Restore or Replace?

Restored wooden outdoor chairs

Spring is here... it's time for spring cleaning and restoration

It's also a good time of year to decide what to restore and what needs replacing. Most people tend to leave furniture, BBQ's and garden statues outside over the winter and the harsh weather can wear on outdoor items. Sometimes the damage is too far gone to repair and other times a little TLC is all you need.

Clean Grill plateBarbeques and grills tend to look worn fast because they are always outside. Even if you use a cover it's sometimes hard to keep that grill in good shape. Covers can rip, blow away or even let debris and water seep through. Now, my grill has seen some better days and although it was pretty worn out, I preferred to give rebuilding it a shot rather than replacing it. How to Repair a Gas Grill and Restore It

Adirondack chair with peeling stain/paint in need of restoration

 

Most of the time you have no choice but to leave your outdoor furniture outside all year long and extreme weather can take a toll. However, cleaning and refinishing can bring new life to even the most weathered wooden chairs, benches and tables. Check out this video showing  how to revive outdoor furniture.

Man using orbital sander to sand and refinish an adirondack chair

 

Now if the damage is severe and the wood has splinters or is cracking, you may need to do some sanding and staining after the cleaning and brightening process. Here's how to bring new life to even the most weathered wooden chairs, benches and tables. How to restore outdoor furniture

 

man using spline roller to install new screen on door

The harsh winter weather can even damage window and door screens. Rips, tears and even discoloration are some of the types of problems you can have with screens over time and buying new door or window screens can be expensive. The good news is that most of the time you replace the screen yourself and save money. How to Replace the Screen in a Screen Door or Window
 

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