Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Diy.Donny

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Diy.Donny

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QMY LATE father was a heavy smoker and all the surfaces in his home are coated in nicotine. It's on everything from ceiling cornices, wallpaper to uPVC window frames and wall tiles. How do I remove it? Glyn Wiltshire, by email AGET a steam cleaner. Along with hot water and washing up liquid, it will help you to get the nicotine off most hard surfaces. The walls will need to be wiped down and probably re-painted. The ceilings with artex are best treated by using a heavy sleeved roller dipped into a bucket of warm soapy water. Leave to dry then it will need to be re-painted. QI VARN V ISHED my dark wood windowsill with gloss varnish then my kind husband spray painted the radiator and the sill is now covered in a fine mist. Do I have to start again? a Doreen Colvin, by email AIF THE spray paint has cured then you will need to start again, sorry. But not as sorry as your man will be feeling. Get him to sand back the surface just enough to remove the paint and break the surface of the varnish then re-coat. …

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