on the level: why are my doors still oozing goo?
It was summer, they basked in the sun for a few days, and then re-hanging.
We notice that some parts are slow to dry;
It has been suggested that this is related to the side material that retains moisture, which can be removed by careful use of a hair dryer.
This seems to be feasible, and over the next few months we re-paint them in white.
However, we note that, in one or two places, moisture appears to gradually recover, especially in the more humid autumn days, and this cycle continues in the subsequent years, some doors flow a brown liquid from the end grain, which in some cases stain the carpet.
Is the story about the border material true? Is there anything we can do to remedy this problem?
CF, dipping the old door with caustic soda may be a quick and easy way to remove paint, but this is not a good practice.
Your 1920 doors are made of good.
High quality cork with a large amount of resin-
The Hearthwood partially filled, it is this wood that is now penetrating through the newly painted surface, not from the side material.
Early paint is likely to be lead.
Although we now know that this is a health hazard (
Old Paint wood products should never be machines
It was ground, and it was not burned)
, It is very effective in sealing the surface and preventing resinbleed.
Soaking may also remove the glue from the bonded seams, thus leaving the resin out of the exposed part of the endgrain.
The best way to seal the wood now is to use sand
Apply two layers of alumina primer on the paint surface, then apply more spiritual coating
Base and gloss.
Unfortunately this can lead to the build
The paint is almost as thick as the one you removed, but I\'m afraid you are strongly advised to soak the door in the first place.
We live in an 80-year-
Old house with a big order-
Windows with glass.
Although we had central heating, we found that in the winter, we pulled the curtains until the evening, and there was a lot of cold in the glass.
Is it possible to paste some kind of transparent plastic insulation on the window, would that help? AH, Leigh-on-Sea A.
Heat can be applied-
Reflective film on glass, with the same advantages and disadvantages as low reflective film
For new double radiant glassglazed windows.
The benefit is that the improvement of the glass insulation value is small, which may or may not have a significant impact on your internal comfort.
The disadvantage is that this film is best applied professionally, otherwise it may wrinkle or peel off (
Window Film Company, 01494 794477, www. windowfilm. co. uk).
About £ 30 per square meter, the cost is unlikely to be repaid by any savings during the service life of the heating bill (About 10 years).
Also, with all the low
The radiation rate coating, the reflective film injects dark colors into the glass, which you may find annoying.
A more worthwhile action is to make sure your small windows are closed properly and fully ventilated --proof.
Crittall has a network of regional distributors who provide repair and renovation services (
01376 324106, www. crittall-windows. co. uk).
Next, consider installing sliding, alloy-
The frame secondary window inside the existing window.
This will provide further barriers to heat dissipation and external noise, and can also be installed with low
The price of the secondary glass window will be more expensive than the window film, but it will definitely improve your comfort and will be a permanent improvement for the hotel (
01727 837271, www.
Selectaglazesecondly, glazing. co. uk).
There is a greenhouse in my house.
In the eight months of the year, the weather was cold.
Heating under the floor means digging it up. Is it worth it?
When installing the radiator?
If so, what size?
If not, what else can I do to make this room more useful?
NH, by email, the design of the conservatory is not a room suitable for living, and readers often complain that it has been too cold for eight months, while they are too hot for the other four months.
If you use a radiator, regardless of size, you will not be able to heat the radiator to a comfortable temperature, and you will spend money radiating heat to the outer space through the glass roof.
Heating under the floor is a better comfort option because it heats the body by radiation rather than by convection, although the name is \"radiator \".
But, again, most of the heat will be discharged through the glass.
If you want to turn your greenhouse into a room suitable for living, you must consider replacing the glass roof with a solid room.
This means, however, that it will be re-classified as an expansion project, so the approval of the building control of the local government is required, and planning consent may also be required.