How to revamp an old cast-iron garden bench 

Posted by Graham Smith, on September 11, 2023. Tags: , , , , ,

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Create a lovely spot for relaxing in your garden by revamping an old garden bench. We inherited a pair of cast-iron bench ends from a grandparent and, having been stored outside for decades, they were looking rather worse-for-wear, with flaking layers of old paint and plenty of rust.   The seat planks were crumbling or missing […]

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How to renovate a metal garage door

Posted by Graham Smith, on November 17, 2022. Tags: , , , , ,

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If you’re a homeowner, then I’m sure you’ll agree that the maintenance ‘to-do list’ never ceases to end.    But keeping up with the upkeep of your property is crucial, especially if you’re thinking of selling.   Regular and proper maintenance means you’re more likely to achieve the best possible price for your home and – of […]

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How to bring a neglected Victorian fireplace back to life

Posted by Technique Web, on September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

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Victoria Fitz-Gerald – @fixing_up_58  Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DiY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I have a love for the old and a […]

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Pimp your kid’s play kitchen (to match your own)

Posted by Graham Smith, on June 10, 2022. Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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Victoria Fitz-Gerald – @fixing_up_58 Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DIY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I have a love for the old and a […]

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  • In this tutorial I will be painting UPVC. We have a porch at the front of our home which is constructed using UPVC. Most of the UPVC is perfectly fine and still in very good condition. Unfortunately at the base of the porch inside it has gone black due to mould and scuff marks made by shoes. So I’m going to show you how to paint the affected area using Bedec Multi Purpose Paint which will make the UPVC look like new again - DIY Daddy @DIYdaddy