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Here’s a weekend project that will help your driveway look like new. Have you ever used a power washer? You can rent one from your home improvement center. Power washers are perfect for concrete driveways and most brick surfaces. Make sure the mortar around the brick is solid and not crumbling. Keep power washers away from unsealed wood decks. Too much water pressure could destroy soft wood fibers and leave the surface fuzzy. Work from top to bottom, so dirty water doesn’t drip down onto your clean section. Here’s an important safety tip: never leave a power washer unattended and stay clear of the nozzle. 

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Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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Is it time for a garden tool tune up? Start with a careful cleaning. This is especially true for pruning shears. Use a nailbrush, then a drop or two of oil for lubrication. You can keep garden tools in a bucket of sand with a bit of linseed oil. The oil also works to wipe down wooden handles. Store garden tools in a covered area and don’t let them sit out overnight. Look for tools with bright handles or paint them yourself so you can easily see where you left them in the garden. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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Do you love a good barbecue like I do? Here’s how you maintain your propane or gas grill so your food always tastes delicious. Start by disconnecting your gas or propane tank. Do this after you grill so the grates are still slightly warm and easier to clean with a stiff wire brush and grill scraper. Check the burners for clogs and clean off any incrusted food from the lava rock. Then, clean inside your grill with warm soapy water. Check to make sure all the connections are good and let your grill heat up completely to burn off any soapy residue. Then, all you have to do is decide what to make for dinner. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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What’s on your home maintenance to-do list? Check out Antonio's for some seasonal tips.

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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