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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Hartford & Ratliff

Michigan's premier residential, commercial and industrial "original hot water specialists". Servicing hot water heaters, pool heaters, boilers, and now plumbing, furnaces and air conditioners. Huge parts department for most makes and models of heating equipment.

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Kitchens & Baths

Universal Plumbing Supply

Why settle for pictures when you can get a world of choice at Universal Plumbing? Choose from Michigan's largest selection of under mounted sinks, a display of 500 faucets and a huge collection of working toilets, vessles, tubs, spas & designer items.

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Kitchens & Baths

Infusion Kitchen & Bath Showroom

Experience a showroom like no other. With a plethora of working toilets, kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, and steam showers, when you visit our designer plumbing showroom you're sure to be amazed. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you throughout your building or remodeling project

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Deck Care Fast & Easy book

Glenn Haege's Deck Care Fast & Easy explains what to do and what to buy for that four letter word that lives in your backyard; your deck!  This book walks you though selecting between woods and man made decking, deck maintenance, brightening, stripping, sealing and staining. It’s free!

Download the guide here

Publication date: 12/07/2010

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Products can fix milky looking stamped concrete

Dear Glenn: About eight years ago, I had a stamped concrete patio and walkway installed, which is stained with a brick-red dye. This past summer, I attempted to reseal the concrete after a good power washing. A company had previously sealed it. I used Thompson's concrete sealer, following the directions on applying two coats.

Initially it looked awesome, but after several months, the finish became milky and left the appearance unattractive. What did I do wrong and how can I correct this problem? From a longtime listener, I appreciate any help you can provide to my dilemma, which I can then correct next spring.

Dear Chuck: To revive the patio, try using a product called Dad's Easy Spray Paint, Stain & Varnish Remover, www.dadseasyspray.com, to strip off the sealer. According to their website, you can find this product at your local ACE Hardware store, item number 33831. Apply a water-based acrylic sealer manufactured by Euclid Chemical, (800) 321-7628, www.euclidchemical.com. It is available at Theut Products, (586) 949-1300, www.theutproductsinc.com.


Note: This article was accurate at the date of publication. However, information contained in it may have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

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