P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:02  7/7   YOUR   PROBLEM  WHAT'S YOUR PROBL D? Crumbling floorboards? Leaky roof or crooked shelves? Whatdver'd driving you to desperation, DIY wise, let our expert Mike Lawrewnce come to the rescue.... Write to: ORACLE DIY, Craven House, 25-32 Marshall Street, London W1V 1LL Advice appears on these pages - no personal correspondence can be entered into. More DIY on Friday > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 ORACLE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS 490 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film
P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1733:04  5/7  YOUR   PROBL D   Advice from Mike Lawrence TILE PROBLEMS - 2 If you don't want tiles, choosing paper or paint instead, you could put up a false wall of plasterboard over the tiles. This would give you a flat surface on which to apply the paint or wall covering. Alternatively, paint straight over the tiles. Gloss paint can look really effective and cover well. You must clean the tile surface thoroughly first Then wipe over with zinc chromate, a metal primer which helps the paint 'stick' to the shiny surfaced tiles. Otherwise the paint would just chip. more > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film
P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:10  2/7  NEW   PRODUCTS  WIPE OUT! - 2 Loose dust and dirt is gathered up by the cloths to give a clean surface, ensuring a smooth finish for the paint. Each cloth is individually sealfd in a plastic bag and will clesn on average two to three rooms of gloss work. Five cloths in a pack (£1.99). And after you've painted?Ronstrip Hand Wipes will remove wet paint, dust and dirt from hands. Dispensers contain 30 wipes - saves fumbling with white spirit and rags every time you want to go to the loo on the job! (Also £1.99) continues > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film
P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:10  6/7   YOUR   PROBLEM  Advice from Mike Lawrence  TILE PROBL DS - 3 To improve adhesion, paint the tiles on a nice warm, dry day. Make sure the bathroom or kitchen is completely dry and warm, too, totally free of condensation. Otherwise this will affect the st!xdng power of the paint you apply. Always apply paint making several smaller coats rather than one thick mass and leave to dry between coats. Paint on tiles is particularly prone to chipping so build up the thickness gradually, it will resist knocks better this way. more > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film
P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1752:00  4/7    YOUR    PROBLEM   Advice from Mike Lawrence  TILE PROBLEMS Is there an easy way to remove old kitchen and bathroom tiles fixed onto walls with cement? I have tried with a bolster and chisel and have't managed to get very far. Any suggestions? Tim Ure, Maidstone I'm afraid not! replies Mike Lawrence. If embedded in concrete they're there for good. Assuming you want to re-tile, you may as well just tile over the top. Replaster and lay the tile straight on top. Use a strip of timber lipping at the edge to disguise the fact that there's a double layer of tiles. more > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film
P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:52  1/7  NEW   PRODUCTS  WIPE OUT It's often not the actual painting that puts you off, just the thought of all that cleaning beforehand to prepare the area, and then afterwards, having to go around with coloured hands and knees! With the messy ones in mind, Ronseal have come up with two ingenious products, Ronstrip Pre Paint Wipes and Ronstrip Hand Wipes. Pre Paint Wipes are chemically impregnated cloths with which you wipe over all the surfaces to be painted. > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 THE INDEPENDENT VOICE OF RACING THE SPORTING LIFE...........464 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film
P533 ORACLE 533 Mon12 Oct C4 1753:10  3/7   NEW   PRODUCTS  TOUCH OF THE BLUES? Fancy a change in your bathroom? Shires have just come up with a new colour for their sanitaryware - Blue Grass 'a cool, soothing blue', perfect for a moody soak. Blue Grass is the fourth and latest in Shires exclusive colourways, the others are Willow Green, Chiffon and Peach while Pilkingtons and Shaw Herefords have come up with co-ordinating tiles. Available from Shires stockists. more > Time Off Guide 530 Out of Doors 534 ORACLE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS 490 Out Of Doors Angling Bridge Rock/Film