Revamp old furniture – The ‘shabby chic’ trend is all the rage, with upcycling allowing you to revitalise tired-looking furniture instead of forking out for expensive new items. Painting is one way to revamp furniture which has potential but needs a bit of TLC.
Stain decking – Wooden decking needs to be cleaned and treated regularly to stop it rotting and becoming slippery – so once it’s clean, use a specialist decking stain for maximum protection. But check the weather forecast first. For instance, don’t apply the stain in direct sunlight as you won’t get an even coverage, and allow the decking to dry for 24 hours before using it.