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How to stain a shed/ summerhouse

How to stain a shed/ summerhouse  Things You’ll Need Stain Electric or hand sander Foam brush, staining pad or nylon paint brush. Instructions  What type of finish do you want? Solid stain is the longest lasting and hides wood grain. Semi-solid stain offers good UV blockage and hides most of the wood grain. Semi-transparent stains let the beauty of the wood grain show through.  Oil –based stains. Oil-based stains are good for harsh conditions, penetrate the wood the best and are very durable. The drawbacks are that oil-based stains take a long time to dry, are flammable, encourage mildew growth and can harm the environment.  Water–based Stains Consider the safe Read More

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Planning A Deck Area

A well designed and built decking area can give focus and additional seating in your garden. A garden with different levels or slopes can be improved with decking, allowing a better flow and use of space.

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How to care for your shed or garden building

Looking After Your Shed or Garden Building Checks done just once a year will help to ensure that your garden building has a longer lifetime. You should re-treat your new shed or summerhouse within 6 months of it being installed with a good quality oil or spirit based preserver. (We can do this for you – just phone  or  e-mail for a quote). After you have treated it for the first time, we recommend that you re-treat it every 12 months, ideally before the start of each autumn, to protect it from the rain, wind and damp weather conditions in the UK. Check the timber for any signs of damp. Read More