Monthly Archives: July 2015

Decking restoration

The first day of summer arrives and you want to use your beautiful decking to have a barbeque with family and friends. Then you realise it is greasy with slimy mould and looks dreadful.
Decking cleaning
First, the easy way to give it a quick lift in appearance is clean it, but clean it properly.

The best way […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Garden Tips|

How do I clean my paint brushes after using Acrylic Paint?

Acrylic paints are water based and very popular. Although they are easy to use and low odour cleaning the paint brushes successfully after use can prove difficult although this is a very straight forward process.

When you have finished decorating or wish to change the colour you are using, simply wash your paint brushes in warm […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Painting Tips|

Why should I use wood preserver on my garden fence?

External elements can play a major part of the effect on your garden fence. Both the delightful English rain or even the sun can have a negative impact on natural woods.

Protecting your garden fence with wood preserver will ensure that it lasts longer.

When putting up your new fence, we advise that it is treated with […]

By |July 12th, 2015|Woodcare|

How to prepare to apply masonry paint

Before you get started with applying your masonry paint you should make sure you plan and prepare properly. To ensure the paint is long lasting, preparation of the wall is key!

The first step is to clean the area by removing any surface dirt and loose paint on your walls. To remove any loose masonry, its best […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Exterior Paint, Masonry Paint|

Why should you use lining paper?

Most manufacturers will recommend the use of a lining paper for a really professional job (normally 1000 gms). If your walls have previously been gloss-painted or covered with any oil-based paint or sealer it is a good idea to apply a lining paper to give a more absorbent surface for you wallcoverings to adhere to.

In […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Wallpaper, Wallpapering Tips|

Which masonry paint to choose?

As the weather gets warmer, it may be time for some home improvements! Summer is a great time to maintain the outside of your property, particularly if considering painting the exterior walls.

When choosing paint for exterior masonry and brickwork, you are going to be making an investment in both labour time and material, so its important […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Exterior Paint, Masonry Paint|