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by ash
Mon Oct 10, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Can I boost the shine of painted wood?
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Can I boost the shine of painted wood?

Hi, I have painted some wooden panels with white gloss. There were some fine brush marks, so I rubbed over the whole thing with super-fine sandpaper. This has 'flattened' the brush marks, but I was wondering if there is a way to revive the full lustre of the gloss. I know there are liquids that can ...
by ash
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Fitting a radiator corner valve
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Fitting a radiator corner valve

Hi, I have bought corner valves to use on a new towel radiator. As you can see on the attached pics, one end of the valve has a small circular hole, the other end has a large semicircular hole. Which end should I connect to the pipe and which end should I connect to the radiator? Many thanks for any...
by ash
Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Concreting, Drives, Paths and Patios Forum
Topic: Cement additive for extra adhesion
Replies: 1
Views: 1292

Cement additive for extra adhesion

I am planning to spread a thin layer or mortar over a tarmac driveway then cover it with gravel. The mortar is intended to secure the bottom layer of the gravel to the tarmac surface. I was thinking of using Sika Bond SBR+ to improve the adhesion between the mortar and the tarmac. Would this be suit...
by ash
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Decorating Forum
Topic: Painting Interior uPVC Cladding Used for Covering Ceiling
Replies: 0
Views: 1531

Painting Interior uPVC Cladding Used for Covering Ceiling

Hi, I want to clad a scruffy bedroom ceiling using "uPVC hollow board for soffit and interior cladding". I'm using this because it's lightweight and cheaper than wood paneling. It's the usual white colour, but I want to paint it (probably a cream colour), so it looks more like wood claddin...
by ash
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Carpentry and Joinery Forum
Topic: narrow spindles
Replies: 0
Views: 3654

narrow spindles

I want to replace some decorative metalwork from my staircase with wooden spindles. The metalwork is secured within a 20mm wide, sturdy wooden frame built between the underside of the bannister and the stairs. I would like to keep this wooden frame in position and fit the spindles within it. The pro...
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