Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QI WANT to use a Ronseal shed and fence treatment on my fence but when I've done this in the past a green substance has bled through after a few weeks.

What can I do? Norman Webb, by email AYOU need to use a fungicidal wash. Before applying it, wait for a dry day and use a stiff brush to buff down the dried green slime.

Don't use a wire brush as it will create rust spots. Then on a wet day, apply the fungicidal wash. Finally, paint on the fence treatment when it dries.

QOUR kitchen was repainted and the smell is lingering three weeks later. What can we do? Philip Gornall, by email AIF YOU used a water-based paint then it sounds like the paint was old and has gone off. This can also happen if paint is stored in a garage in freezing conditions.

Water-based paints have organic compounds that deteriorate. All you can do is air the room. …

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