Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QCAN you please advise me as to what paint I can use on a scalloped-design leading over my bow window, which is attractive but getting rather shabby? Vivienne Vale AI DON'T recommend painting lead, mainly because there is a lot of thermal/differential movement in it. If the lead is on a south-facing elevation, it will get a lot of sun which expands the lead and over time the paint will lift/crack. However, a north-facing elevation gets very little sun, so the paint has more chance of success. If you want to paint the lead, use a metal primer before application of the top coats.

QI HAVE half-tiled walls in my bathroom. I'd like to put up some panelling. Can I get a glue to make wood stick to tiles? Brenda Russell USUALLY buy the adhesive with "wet wall" AI panelling. I've been using an adhesive from EverBuild called Stixall (extreme power). …

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