Garden DIY

Garden DIY During Lockdown discussed by Eco solutions

Sorting your garden during lockdown will make you feel better when the nice weather comes back to us again. The weather forecast is a bit cooler over the next week or so, so it’s the ideal time to get your garden DIY done so you can sit back and enjoy it when the hot weather returns. Read our “Garden DIY During Lockdown” and it will not only give you ideas of how to spruce up your garden but also give you the best way to do it with lots of hints and tips.

It might be cleaning your patio, decking, upcycling & revamping your garden furniture, stripping and painting external door frames, doors and woodwork. Weeding, cutting back, deep cleaning your BBQ, planting, painting your fence or creating a compost, the options are endless and there’s no time like the present to tackle your outdoor space or Garden DIY.

Starting and finishing Garden DIY or a cleaning and tidying project will give you a sense of achievement and purpose which is a really positive thing in these different times. It will keep your mind and body active and give you a huge amount of satisfaction when you’ve finished each job.

First of all, you should plan your garden whether it’s big or small. It’s a good idea to walk around and see how you can divide it into different areas and spaces, much like you have in your home and then make a list of the Garden DIY jobs that you need to get done. Don’t start adding things to your space until you’ve got your existing jobs done otherwise it will get cluttered and you won’t feel like you are achieving the result you want even though you will be progressing.

Garden Zones

Gardens always look better when they have strong landscaped lines and by having different areas and zones within the space. Use different materials like wood, stones, patio slabs to create interesting and interlocking zones. If you have a grassed area within your garden then why not change its shape into a circle, square, rectangle or even zig-zag stair-like edges. Mark your shape out with string, leave it and keep going back to it to make sure you are happy with the size and shape and then use a spade to cut away the excess grass. It’s not a massively difficult job, however, it will be much harder if the ground is really dry so always take this into consideration when starting. When you’ve finished and you have the shape you are happy with then edge the area with stones or patio slabs to make a distinct edge.

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Paint Remover FAQ’s discussed by Eco Solutions

When you want to redecorate and you need to remove the paint or surface on a wall or ceiling it is a tough job and you need to know everything you can to make sure you don’t make it harder for yourself. Our Paint Remover FAQ’s will tell you everything you need to know before you start the job which will make your preparation easy and enjoyable.

What is Paint Remover?

Paint removers are also referred to as paint strippers and its purpose is to remove layers of paint, varnish or coatings from a surface whilst also cleaning the underlying surface. Using paint remover is often quicker than sanding a surface down, it enables you to get into awkward areas and doesn’t create dust. It can be used for personal and trade use and is now used a lot for upcycling furniture although be aware that a lot of paint removers contain a lot of harmful chemicals and toxins.

What does Paint Remover do?

Paint Removers do exactly what it says and removes paint from a surface including floors, doors, doors frames and furniture inside or out.

Why would you need to use Paint Remover?

If you don’t remove the old layers of paint on a surface first then when you apply a coat of paint the surface won’t be smooth and flat and the old layers of paint will lift and flake which will lift and flake your new layers.

What can Paint Remover be used on?

Paint removers can be used on wood, metal and masonry. We would always advise that you do a patch test in an area that won’t be seen before you start to ensure it doesn’t damage or mark the surface you want to refresh.

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