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Rehabbing Your Old BBQ Grill and Patio Deck

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Memorial Day weekend is here!

It's time to open up a cold one, invite your family and friends over, and start barbecuing on your grill.

But, your bbq grill is old.

You want to have this Memorial Day party, but you're embarrassed of its conditions.

Don't worry though, our favorite house whisperer has tips for you.

There's no need to head to your local home store and buy a new grill.

That's pricey and unnecessary.

Get some grill paint and go over any of its marks. It'll look almost brand new.

Be sure to clean the steel and cast iron grates. Use soapy water and a wire brush with a scraper. Not only is this where you cook your food, but it'll also make your grill have a nicer appearance.

Another trick for you. Use onions. I know it sounds crazy, but onions (and all alliums) contain many sulfur compounds which is why you cry when cutting them. These compounds when heated react with bare metal to form a hard, non-stick sulfide layer. This sulfide layer is rock hard to 1000°F.

Trust me, it's a life-saver and will go the extra mile.

Okay so now you have a new and clean BBQ.

But your patio deck looks like a mess.

You can redo your patio without putting in a new one as well.

It's all about being aware of what you want.

You can redesign your structure, paint a new skin, or sand what you have on already.

Sun is your enemy. It doesn't help or make your patio shine.

Depending on how the sun sets in your backyard, it will depend on your choice.

Since most patios is wood, there are tips to cleaning it.

Wood cleaning and restoration agent cleans, brightens and restores wood and bamboo surfaces to the appearance of new wood. Use when wood is significantly grey and weathered, or to remove stubborn stains such as tannin stains, resin stains, fungal & algae stains, green CCA stains, oil and grease stains.

Both rehabbing your BBQ grill and patio deck can be one days projects and doing it yourself can save you loads of money.

For more information, listen to Dean below!

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