5BE­FORE

Macclesfield Express - - HOMES -

paint­ing bare wood, al­ways seal the knots to en­sure that the resin in them doesn’t bleed through and ruin the fin­ish.

Use knot­ting so­lu­tion, which you ap­ply only to the knots, or, bet­ter still, paint all the wood with Ron­seal KnotBlock Wood Primer & Un­der­coat (from £7.98 for 250ml, B&Q), which is wa­ter-based and nicer to use.

This prod­uct is a gem be­cause it seals the knots and primes and un­der­coats in one, sav­ing you time and ef­fort.

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