Have you things that are broken that you might do something with?
April 30, 2013 8:02am CST
Looking in my garden we have a sand pit and four bags of sand which we haven't yet used yet. This is because of bad weather last summer. Let us hope we get good enough weather this summer. My daughter's slide was outside all winter and has gone rusty in some places. I don't want her to hurt her hands on it. I wonder if it can be painted. I have an old garden bench which I need to paint. One part of it needs to be mended. How about you in your garden and or home?
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1 May 13
Hi Maxine, I would sand the rusty parts of the slide and check if there is something to clean out the rust before painting it. I am always trying to mend a little my home. This year I want to paint the terrace furniture and if I can get the money, I will change the tiles of my bathroom.
• Carlisle, England
30 Apr 13
Personally, I'm a huge fan of Johnstone's paints as I painted the wooden fireplace surround (in red of course) a while back. The gloss needs no undercoat, which is an added benefit. I don't know if you have The Range where you are but that's where they stock Johnstone's Paints. They sell cute little tins of it which are brilliant if you only want to paint a small area, as I did with the fireplace surround. I don't know if Johnstone's manufacture a paint suitable for metal but I bet they do.
30 Apr 13
I think you could paint the slide and you will need a rust preventer. You might also have to sand it down. As for the bench, you may be able to repair it, but I do not know what needs fixing, whether one of the legs are loose and then it depends on when it was bought in the first place. For instance, if the nails or screws were imperial measurements, you may have difficulty in finding them so have to replace them with something in metric. Got containers, need more soil, and house all right.
30 Apr 13
Well i am glad to hear that u have so many plans in your mind so that u can renovate your garden and make it accessible for everyone. We just have few plants and trees in our backyard and no such slide or garden benches as we have a very small backyard.