Deck Staining In Michigan

Staining your deck can do your house a world of good. Whether you are doing it for preventative purposes, aesthetic purposes, or maintenance purposes it is always a good idea to keep your deck stained.

Staining your deck will improve the look of your entire house. Whether it is a front deck or a back deck, having it refreshed can help you by giving it a newer feel and take a few years off your house. Whether the wood is in good condition or not it will look more polished and even, so it appears that the wood condition is part of the look.

If your deck happens to be in dangerous condition, deck repair is not only going to make it look better, but it is going to slow the wearing process. Your wood will stop aging so fast from the moment you apply the stain.

If it is new wood, you are in a lot better shape. Staining the wood when it is new is going to keep it looking new for a longer period. If the stain starts to fade or come off, you can always just re-stain it. Proper maintenance is essential for your deck’s longevity. These are just a few of many examples that staining your wood can do for you.

Having someone come and stain your deck for you is always a good idea. Professionals can come and get the job done quickly and efficiently while you continue with your daily schedule. Just calling in can do you a world of good. Having someone else come and give your deck some attention is going to take a lot of stress off of your shoulders. Of course, it is OK to do it yourself too. It isn’t that difficult.

To stain your deck, you will just have to sand it down, strip all old stain and seals off of the wood, check for loose boards while you’re at it and apply the stain. After you apply the stain, you will have to let it dry. Checking the weather is a must before you start your project because it will wash the wet stain off and it will not look very even. After you apply the stain, you can add seals and finishes on the top of it. Glossy or matte there is always something to protect your deck from harsh weather conditions and the sun.

When choosing a professional to provide your deck staining services in Michigan, make sure they have lots of experience treating and protecting exterior wood structures in your climate. This is why it can be helpful always to hire a contractor that is native to your part of the country. Over time, they will have developed tips and tricks for protecting wood from the exact type of weather that your deck will be exposed to. They’ll also know which sealant products can stand up to this weather and protect your investment over the many years that you’ll live in the home.Paying a professional staining service will give you the peace of mind that the job will be done correctly.

A Kendama Pro Kristian Aynedter Interview

Brian Jester: So Hi. I’m here with Kristian Aynedter. Hey, how do you spell your first and last name?
Kristian Aynedter: K-r-i-s-t-i-a-n A-y-n-e-d-t-e-r.
Brian: Nice. Are you already a pro?
Kristian: I am a pro right now. I am a pro for . They’re a company out of Romania.

Brian: Okay, we were talking about them earlier. Is that what you’ve got here? A kendama games ? What’s special about it?
Kristian: The Grain Theory kendama is unique because you bring something to the game called the worm hole and it basically lines all of your tricks up better. It makes pull-up tricks a lot easier.
Brian: So the hole is off a little to the side?
Kristian: Exactly.
Brian: Okay. Got it.
Kristian: Then we also have the swoop which is on the base cut.

Brian: On the base.
Kristian: It’s just a little more concave. It takes a little weight off and gives a better grip.
Brian: So are you a pro for two different kendama companies?
Kristian: No, as of right now it’s just Grain Theory.
Brian: Okay, cool. You were also telling me about – you’re working on some clothing stuff with your room mate.
Kristian: Yes.
Brian: What was that?
Kristian: Me and my room mate, Michael, we just started a line called MMAK.
Brian: How can we find you?
Kristian: You can look us up on Instagram. We have an Instagram – MMAK_Brand or you can find us at our web store which is.

Brian: Okay, that’s easy enough. So how did you get involved with sweets kendama and stuff? How did you end up here?
Kristian: I’ve been playing for about four years now. The guy that got me into it, his name is TJ. He’s around here. I’m from Lake Tahoe so I grew up skiing and just had some friends show me some videos of some guys just doing some tricks on the chairlift and I never thought anything of it.
Brian: How long ago was that?
Kristian: This was going on four years now. About two weeks later the entire school just blew up with kendama.

Brian: In Tahoe?
Kristian: Yeah.
Brian: This was in college?
Kristian: This was in high school.
Brian: Oh your high school. Okay.
Kristian: High school just blew up with it and just a few of us kind of stuck with it and just kept going and here I am today.
Brian: So you’re here today. What’s the event here today called?
Kristian: The event is a Gunnzo event and we’re out here.
Brian: This is Heritage Park in Old Town San Diego. Were you at an event yesterday?
Kristian: I was.
Brian: What was that one?
Kristian: That was the Kendama SD one-year anniversary.
Brian: Okay I saw the San Diego team guys. They’re all here in their t-shirts. They were there.
Kristian: Yeah and I was out near Mesa. That was a lot of fun.
Brian: Do you have any signature moves or anything?
Kristian: I wouldn’t say signature, but I’m definitely the juggle man. I like to juggle.
Brian: Awesome.

Tips and Techniques for making your vehicle look better

Removing Yellow And White Road Paint

We have all seen or worse yet been behind the road construction crews while they are painting new marker lines on the roadways. Then it becomes inevitable that we have to switch lanes and hear that swishing sound of wet paint slinging up against the side of our vehicle. The paint is made to be permanent on the road so it almost instantly becomes impossible to remove. Make that virtually impossible.

There are several ways to remove fresh road paint but it is not an absolute science. You may have to try several different methods to find the right solution to your road paint problems. If it happened recently you may try a solvent such as mineral spirits or something a little more harsh like lacquer thinner. In some cases rubbing a rag soaked with thinner will soften and eventually remove unwanted paint. Lacquer thinner is safe to use on about 90 percent of finishes today including the most common urethane clear coat.

If the road paint has been on your vehicle for a while you can try to remove it spec by spec using a plastic razor blade or a strong fingernail. I do not recommend using a metal razor blade because there is way to much risk in damaging your vehicle’s finish. Sometimes a combination of these methods can help soft the road paint and then it may be easier to pick off.

One way to help prevent damage to your vehicle is to keep your vehicle protected with a paint sealant. This cannot prevent the road paint from getting on your vehicle but it may make it a little easier if you have to remove it. Try Super Paint Sealant available on our products page.

Ink Stain Removal From Interior

A wonderful little girl Jasmine from the Pigeon Forge area has inspired this tip. She decided to write her name on Mommie’s interior. There are several ways to remove ink from vinyl, leather, or upholstry. Sometimes just a quality interior cleaner or upholstry cleaner will work if you scrub persistently. If it is a stubborn ink stain then you may want to try Lacquer Thinner. Always test for color fastness in an inconsipicuous spot. Place a small amount on a towel and wipe the ink gently. Thank You Jasmine and I hope your Mommie is doing well!

If you are not able to do it yourself i would recommand Best in detail, they are one of the best auto detailing company in Petoskey, Michigan.


About carecentreregion


As they grow, our youth face many challenges—substance abuse,
delinquency, violence, school dropouts, and teen pregnancy.
Even if they are not directly involved in problem behaviors, they
know friends who are and they are affected by them. While experts agree that prevention is an effective tool for combating youth problems, most communities focus on treatment only after the behaviors are already apparent. In this country, the combined
costs of these problems exceed $200 billion every year in
lost productivity, health care, law enforcement, and treatment.


Communities That Care is a national community-based system, through which business leaders, human service workers, elected officials, parents, and volunteers work together to identify risk factors within their own communities, evaluate protective factors that may already exist, and plan and carry out strategies that
address both. The shared vision and sense of purpose, coupled with programs that both enhance protective factors and prevent unhealthy behaviors blend to form strong, positive communities.
The Communities That Care model takes information from national scientific research, identifying risk factors that lead to health and behavior problems in youth and the protective factors that can help them deal with these influences. The Communities That Care model combines this knowledge with a public health approach. Using survey data specific to the Centre Region, a powerful base
of information is formed upon which specific prevention and intervention projects can be built.


Using the Communities That Care model, the Care Partnership, which focuses on the State College area, has spent the last five years surveying community members, collecting data, and developing programs to address the specific risks identified by that data. In addition, they have assessed existing programs for youth and focused planning on strengthening those programs that protect youth from the identified risks.

The Care Partnership has established or strengthened more than a dozen specific programs that address the issues as specifically identified by the youth of the Centre Region in recent school-based surveys. Communities That Care does not offer “quick-fix” programming but rather sustainable, community-wide change designed to be interwoven into the very fabric of our community.


It is important to note that many of the programs we support are based on proven, research-based initiatives and services. We know what initiatives work, and we are drawing upon that research to advance the development of programs in the Centre Region. When used within the context of our Region’s specific issues, the science will help us to guide our youth toward productive and happy adulthoods, thus strengthening our community for generations to come.

The Care Partnership strives for both effectiveness and efficiency, not adding another layer of bureaucracy but trying to work with other agencies to reduce duplication of services, to fill in gaps in services and programs, and to target resources. We are changing the way our community supports youth by empowering organizations to do what they do best.


The Care Partnership was formed in 1996 and was comprised of five committee members from various areas of the community: a representative from law enforcement, two county drug prevention specialists, an intervention specialist, and a parent volunteer.

The Partnership recognized a need to coordinate community prevention efforts for youth in the Centre Region and to have a coordinating organization to maintain data and a listing of the services available. The group was motivated by the mission of mobilizing all facets of our community to maintain a healthy, safe, and productive environment by facilitating the coordination of community resources that address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues; assess the data and behaviors that impact our community profile; recommend ways for the community to enhance their impact on the environment, and evaluate the effectiveness of the entire community’s efforts.

In 1999 the Care Partnership began to explore the Communities That Care model, which is aimed at reducing risk and increasing protective factors within a community. During that time, the Partnership saw a need to expand and to include other community members and human service agencies. As a result, a thirteen-member steering committee consisting of parents, law enforcement officials, district justices, a physician, health and human service providers, faith-based organizations, business owners, and other members of the community was formed and five members were sent to the Communities That Care key leader training. The committee assumed the responsibility of drafting the Communities That Care grant application, broadening participation in the Care Partnership and developing a community-wide strategy to support Centre Region youth.