Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QMY UPVC window frames are looking a bit tired. Can they be painted? Maureen Mitchell UPVC discolours over time.

AFirst, wash the frames thoroughly. Then give them a wipe of meths.

Next, prime the frame. I use Bulls Eye 1-2-3 primer sealer. Finally, apply a top coat. You can get all-in-one UPVC paint, but by using a separate primer the finish will have more body.

QTHE paint on my radiators is badly blistered. I've tried sanding without success. What can I do? Kathleen Fitzsimons AIT CAN be hard to revive a radiator once paint is damaged. If you're not confident a repaint will be good enough, consider replacing the radiator.

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QCAN I lay patio paving flags using dry cement since it's only going to be a base for a garden shed? Patrick Donohue YES as long as it's stable. …

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