Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diy Donny

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diy Donny

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QWE HAVE bought a house with gloss-painted concrete paving flags in the garden. They are very slippery, especially when wet. What can we do to stop this? Ian Oddie, by email AYOU could use a paint stripper, such as Nitromors, but it will take forever.

You could also hire a texture surface remover machine which buffs off the paint, but that's time consuming too.

Or turn the paving flags so the painted surface is facing down.

QMANY of the spaces in my mono blocking are filled in with moss. Is there a moss killer that won't affect the colour of the blocks? Andy Peebles, by email ASOME weedkillers react to the concrete in the paving and can cause black marks.

Then you still have to remove the moss.

What I do is kill the moss with a blow torch and cut it out with an old screwdriver.

Then I brush in some fresh kiln dried sand. …

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