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    Exterior varnish and woodstain. Wot's the Difference

    Thanks for your reply! Yet they call it Woodstain. So really it should be called "Woodstain with varnish" to enlighten folk such as myself aka "the confused"
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    Advice to lighten up wooden beams

    Another temporary fix is to tack on some wood effect wallpaper or how about doing a fabric lining similar to a marquee? I was in a kitchen of a country house where they had hidden the ceiling (if there actually was one!) with gathered fabric draped help up by a pole running down the middles...
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    Advice to lighten up wooden beams

    How about planing off a thin layer of wood? That would not create dust. The disposable type yellow window scrapers that have a sharp blade in from Wickes or Brewers are cheap are ok at shaving off bits of wood. You could experiment on a patch first. The finish would be a bit rough though.
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    Exterior varnish and woodstain. Wot's the Difference

    I am soon to recoat doors and windows to keep the natural wooden look (ie not paint) Sadolin calls their products "woodstain" How does that differ from "varnish" ?? How can i tell what is already coating the windows or doors. What would happen if I was to recoat sadolin woodstain...
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    Prep for wood garage door; only the bottom edge is tired

    I have a wooden garage door with a natural wood varnish / woodstain finish Only the bottom edge has started flaking What prep do you recommend to do an adequate job i.e. do i need to strip back to wood all over or just make the flaky bit sound, key the rest and recoat? Cheers
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    Kitchen floor wood effect; Karndean, Amitico or what?

    Thanks for the info. Damp will not be an issue as its not ground floor. Not sure how even we will be able to get the floor; its a victorian building. The current kitchen units are not very level but the installation was terrible. So we'll see when it all comes out. Does the MflorClick...
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    Kitchen floor wood effect; Karndean, Amitico or what?

    Yes Im using a builder to refit the kitchen; he is very good at refurbs. Lovely tiling in my bathroom. Trained in joinery but good at most trades Wasn't sure whether to get a specilaist for the floor or not Is that MflorLock any good?
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    Kitchen floor wood effect; Karndean, Amitico or what?

    Hi Replacing an old T&G pine floor with vinyl around units, in a kitchen. I still would like a wood floor effect that is water resistant. I have been recommended Kardean or Amtico. Doing some research, I saw someone said for Amtico you are meant to strip it after laying and apply...
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    FIX or BIN electric shower

    hi Do you mean the shower spray head, or the innards of the heater box ?
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    FIX or BIN electric shower

    Hello, it's a Heatrae sadia Dove
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    FIX or BIN electric shower

    Hello My electric shower is becoming somewhat unreliable. Suddenly mid shower it will start to get very hot Or suddenly the pressure drops off Can these things be fixed or is it just time to replace it? Thanks
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    Okay to put underfloor heating beneath kitchen appliances?

    When we had underfloor heating put in the concrete screed, we deliberately avoided the kitchen unit area directly underneath a) we did not want to heat the wooden units and cause unecessary stress on the wood b) Did not want the contents of the cupboards to be heated unnecessarily; this...
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    Flooring ideas for kitchen/living space; contrast or uniform

    Hi In my cosy one bed victorian top floor flat i have a kitchen about 13ft x 11ft. The kitchen is a linear one down just one side of the wall, giving a reasonable living space in the rest of the room with a fireplace. I like this concept for maximum flexibility of the room; so its not just a...
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    Electric towel rail heater how long to install?

    I agree Martin. Thaks for your input Will try elsewhere for quote.
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    Vinyl over T&G floating floor; temporary solution?

    These are sound suggestions but it would grieve me to spend the extra on the ply or boarding if it had to be ripped up in a years time. I could rip up the T&G and put the ply down which could be tiled over later when the kitchen is done "properly" and just have the cheapest vinyl until then...
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    Electric towel rail heater how long to install?

    "as its a small job, he would prefer to work hourly rate"
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    Electric towel rail heater how long to install?

    Thanks for all replies New consummer unit 2 years ago so must be up to regs. 2 spare ways No gas ... hence electric towel rail/heater being installed (!) It would be trunked.
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    Electric towel rail heater how long to install?

    Hi i want a spark to install a towel rail heater in the shower room How long should this job take approximately? One geezer said it could take up to 8 hours. The consumer unit is the other side of the wall to which rail will be placed so not much cabling to do...
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    Vinyl flooring.. feature wall in kitchen?

    You may laugh but the previous occupant in my flat has put tile-style vinyl on the walls as fake tiling above the counter top. It does wipe down very well.
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    Vinyl over T&G floating floor; temporary solution?

    Hi My kitchen (11ft x 13 ft) is due a refurb but for logistical and financial reasons cannot be done for at least a year. The flooring left by previous occupant is varished tongue and groove in the dining area, over wooden floor boards. I think it was probably done about 10 years ago or...
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