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21 Jun How to hang wallpaper on a wall covered with ceramic tiles?
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I’ve asked many people and the answer is usually negative. Is there a way to hang wallpaper on a wall covered with ceramic tiles?My problem is I don’t want to remove the tiles permanently. (Anne Quinn..
21 Jun How to Restore Faded and Peeled Teak Windows?
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My teak windows and doors were varnished but they have peeled and faded and look awful, what can I do? (M McCarthy  Blanchardstown)All is not lost but a bit of elbow grease will be required to get the..
21 Jun How to Restore Swollen Wood?
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Here's a problem that several people have asked about, i.e. water or moisture getting onto wood, chipboard, etc causing it to swell and become both unsightly and in many cases needing replacement.Allo..
21 Jun How to Paint Special Effects/ Sponging Effects on Your Walls?
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I would like to do some painting special effects like sponging etc around the house, what is the best way to go about it? (Martina Caldwell, Blackrock).This is an area where you can really let your cr..
21 Jun How to Clean and Remove Rust from Old Granite and Steel Railings?
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We recently moved into an old house which has granite walls and steps out front, with a steel railing mounted on top of the granite wall. The granite is covered with about 50 years worth of general po..
21 Jun How to Remove Rust & Stain from Old Edwardian Cast Iron Gutters & Down Pipes?
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My house has old Edwardian cast iron gutters and down pipes that are quite rusty, what can I do to protect them from further deterioration?  (J Whelan Glasnevin)Remove all debris and clean them as bes..
21 Jun Rusty Cast Iron Gutters
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My house has old Edwardian cast iron gutters and down pipes that are quite rusty, what can I do to protect them from further deterioration?  (J Whelan Glasnevin)Yes, remove all debris and clean them a..
21 Jun Rust Stains On Patio
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I would be grateful if you know of a remedy for rust stains on the stone (or concrete) slabs on my patio. I tried a patio cleaner bought from a supermarket, also bleach. Both have helped a litt le but..
21 Jun Restore Rusty Gates
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I have badly rusted gates and railings which I’ve painted with all sorts of stuff but with very poor results, help please! (G Meehan Clontarf).There is now available to the general public a super meth..
21 Jun Porch Paint Peeling
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Last year, some time after plastering and painting the inside of our porch after, the paint began to blister, & if we painted over it, it would blister again. Could the walls be damp or is there anyth..
21 Jun Painting PVC Doors
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I was hoping to change the colour of my PVC windows and doors, but don’t know how to go about it. (M Crehan Raheny.)You can paint those PVC windows and doors any colour you like thanks to a clever new..
21 Jun Painting Over Vinyl Wallpaper
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Two of my kids bedrooms have old vinyl wallpaper and I would like to paint them instead, but do I have to strip offall the old paper first before painting. (Karen Mulligan, Dalkey)If your wallpaper is..
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