Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diy Donny

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diy Donny

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ddiyy DDoonnnnyy QDO I need to use a special paint on a dark bannister to make it white? Jane Cameron AIT WILL be varnished, so you'll have to sand it back to the wood. The handrail should be easy but the balusters (uprights) will be a nightmare, especially where they meet the base rail.

Once done, apply two coats of undercoat and a top coat of your choice.

I'd use an oil-based paint for durability and use a Black & Decker thin belt sander and its mouse sander for tricky spots.

QWATER comes in around our kitchen window whenever there's heavy rain.

Our flat roof has been refelted, we have a new double-glazed window and the brickwork has been re-pointed and covered, but we're still getting a small amount of damp. Any ideas? Eileen and Jim Merryweather AYOU might have bridging of the cavity around the window. …

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