How to re­vive quarry tiles from the early 1900s...

Rochdale Observer - - SCHOOL NEWS -

THE old quarry tiles in the pas­sage of my 1910 house look tired. How do I re­vive them?

Mrs M Evans TRY Lithofin KF Tile Re­storer. I used it on tiles laid in 1890 in an old back en­trance. I washed and dried the tiles first then ap­plied the re­storer and re­peated this to erase spots of a tar-like sub­stance on them. Lithofin also does KF Tile Pol­ish which re­ally lifts dull tiles. THE con­crete base of my garage ex­tends 8ft out­wards, open to all weath­ers, and the sur­face is be­com­ing pot­holed. How can I fill them, tak­ing into ac­count the doors open out­wards, just clear­ing the sur­face?

D Palethorpe MIX a strong mor­tar and fill the holes level after first clean­ing all loose con­crete out of them. Then coat the base with an anti-slip floor paint to pro­tect it. Your other op­tions are to take 80mm off the base and then re­lay the top layer or put non-slip porce­lain tiles on top. IS it pos­si­ble to buy spray paint for use on a cou­ple of rust spots in my mi­crowave? Sandy Protree YES. I have done it on fridges, freez­ers and wash­ing ma­chines. Use a wee bit of sand­pa­per to re­move the rust and get the im­me­di­ate sur­face smooth. Then ap­ply the paint. I found that did the job well

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