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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 […]

Varnish being applied to wood

The best way to ensure the best finish possible is to put in the time and effort in the prep work. The wood you wish to varnish should be: Clean and dry In good condition Free from any previous finishes (depending on condition of the wood) Free from mill glaze New wood New wood should […]

Rust on tiles after Net-Trol

Sadly, it is very common to have rust stains appear on your patio or other stoned areas. These marks usually appear when your garden furniture or other metal equipment begin to rust due to oxidation caused by the weather. This results in rust stains and spots on your tiles. These stains can often be difficult […]