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Do you have a door (or doors) that echo around the house upon being used? Squeaky doors can be incredibly annoying to live with but also are very easy to remedy! Most of us have at least one door or cupboard that makes a dreaded sound when opened and/or closed. It’s a very common and […]

Man holding paint brush and tin of paint

This post will explain the best way to paint wooden window frames. From preparation to finished result! For best results, make sure the wood is in sound condition. If there are any holes or gaps that need to be filled in, we recommend doing so beforehand. Once any gaps have been filled, left to dry […]

Application of wood oil

It can be tricky to know exactly how to oil wood floors. No matter what state your flooring is in, there is always a solution with Owatrol. Oleofloor Natural and Oleofloor Classic are both water-based oil finishes. Natural has a matt finish whilst Classic has a ‘wet look’ finish. They both offer superior chemical and […]

Lifting deck board

Repairing a deck may seem like a daunting task, but depending on the task, it can usually be easily done. We are going to cover some of the most common problems people come across when owning a deck. Replacing loose or popped nails Naturally, wood shrinks and expands when exposed to fluctuating weather and moisture […]

Empty paint cans

Many of us have made mistakes when it comes to paint. You may have ordered too much, or perhaps dislike the colour now you have seen it on an entire wall. There is a lot of conflicting information out there and it can be difficult to know how to correctly dispose or re-use your paint. […]

Carpet being washed

If you have carpet you may have noticed it could do with a little bit of a refresh. Whilst hardwood floors are quick and easy to clean and maintain, carpets can be a little bit more high maintenance. Today we are going to explain how you can keep your carpet looking cleaner and fresher for […]

Rocks painted with a Christmas theme

How to paint rocks

Posted on in For the Yard, How To Guides

Painting rocks has become very popular – especially in recent years. It’s an activity that easy to do and fun for all ages! Although you can paint rocks for personal use, it has also become a community game. You may have noticed some brightly colored rocks around when on a walk in your local parks […]

Application of Oleofloor

Treating your parquet flooring with Owatrol Oleofloor will ensure it is beautiful, warm and inviting for many years to come. Oleofloor is a water-based wood oil finish enriched with vegetable oil, combined with polyurethane resins. It enhances the natural beauty of the wood with a deep, rich, warm feel to any wooden floor. Its excellent […]

Pergola in a garden

Building and installing a pergola in your garden isn’t as complicated as it may seem. We will take you through step by step and show you what you need and how to do it. What is a pergola? Planning Materials Tools Installation Step 1 – Fixing the upright posts Step 2 – Fixing the main […]