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Rising damp

No doubt the majority of you know damp when you see it, but maybe you don’t know what the differences of damp are, nor how to specifically treat it There are 3 very common types of damp; condensation, rising and penetrating. As they all have different causes and therefore require different treatments, we are going […]

Double slatted fence

After the destructive storms of the past few months, there’s a good chance your fences aren’t in the best condition. You may be able to do a quick fix but in some cases, you might need a whole new fence. Today we are going to be guiding you through how you can build your own […]

Raised garden beds

Protecting your wooden raised beds from the harsh Irish weather is highly recommended to increase their longevity. To do so, there are a few simple and effective steps you can take. Once your bed/s have been constructed, the best solution to offer the best protection is to treat them with a protective paint or oil […]

Aquadecks applied to wooden cladding

Timber cladding is becoming more and more popular, likely due to its great aesthetics, coupled with its easy maintenance. If looked after, wood cladding can not only look great, but can last for many years. How do I protect wood cladding? Step 1. Remove existing coatings Step 2. Neutralise your wood Step 3. Finish and […]

lady pouring out resin

How to make resin art

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If you are of the creative mindset, you might have noticed the art of paint pouring become extremely popular this year. Similarly to acrylic paint pouring, we have noticed resin art has become very popular. And it’s easy to see why! Have you been thinking about creating your own resin art but are perhaps unsure […]

heat gun and scraper being used to remove paint from window frame

One of the most common questions we get asked about is how to strip paint from wood. So we thought we would create a post with everything you will need to know. Deciding on what to use to remove the paint The three ways you can remove paint are as follows Sanding Heat gun/blow torch […]