Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QCOULD you advise me on whether we should re-treat our decking. The paint kept wearing off so we power washed it and only a hint of it remains. We like it, but should we treat it with anything or just leave it as it is? Ann Cousins, by email AIT sounds rustic and like the decking you'd get on a beach, so I'd be inclined to leave it. When maintaining decking all you need to do is to scrub it with a stiff brush using a mild detergent like washing-up liquid.

QOUR toilet seat has broken completely but we can't reach the screws to replace it. We decided to glue it together but that hasn't been successful. Any suggestions? Marge AYOU'LL need to get to those screws and replace the seat. There are lots of screwdrivers with extra long shafts to allow you to get into awkward spots. If the full WC was assembled before fitting including the seat, you'll need to pull out the WC pan in order to get to the screws. …

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