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 HAVE a single-layer brick wall that I would like to make into a seating area by attaching a piece of wood to the top of it. What wood is best and how would you attach it to the bricks? Louise Simons, by email AI'D USE a fascia board and cut it to size and sand the edges so it's smooth. Then I would use an 8mm multi-drill bit (these go through different materials like wood, brick and metal without having to change bits) and drill through the wood and top of the brick at 250mm intervals. Lift the fascia board and apply external grab adhesive, stick it back down and insert 8mm hammer fixings or frame fixings into the holes and hammer them home.

QWE WOULD like to clean and paint our terracotta plant pots. What product do you recommend? Steve Howard WOULD use Rust-Oleum Textured spray paint. I've AI used it on hundreds of projects. …

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