Thursday, October 10, 2013

Made-in-Michigan for the do it youselfer

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Here are two Made-in-Michigan products worth mentioning.

Kushgaurd Deck Stain, Made in Roseville, Mich.

This is a fantastic product that has brought our almost 20-year-old deck back to life. It’s easy to apply and looks natural. Kushgaurd Deck Stain is made with lots of linseed oil that really soaks into the wood and keeps it healthy. It has a UV barrier and a mildewicide to keep mildew away. Growing up, I had to help paint our wood pool deck each year and it was always a mess. We used that red paint/stain and each year the wood looked worse and worse, cracking and warping. The Kushgaurd Deckseal is a great product and it's reasonably priced.

Michigan Ladder. Made in Ypsilanti, Mich.

OK, I don’t do heights, so the 6-foot and the 2-foot step ladder made by Michigan Ladder are tall enough for me. They're durable, constructed of yellow pine and they’re made right in Ypsilanti. Mich. I like the look of the wood although they make many other ladders using other materials.