03 Dec 2012
With the summer sun making an appearance across the country, these simple maintenance tips from Stephen White of Call-out Crew, will make sure that your wooden window frames and doors are protected and last for years.
At the recent DIY workshop held in Mfuleni, 16 Habitat for Humanity beneficiaries learnt how to maintain these exterior wooden features. The workshop was presented by Call-out Crew as part of Property24’s Clicks for Bricks initiative (visit www.clicksforbricks.com to help change the life of another deserving beneficiary).
If wooden doors and window frames are not cared for, they can be damaged by rain and sun, causing discolouration as well as warping, or door panels separating. Replacing these items can become costly, but here is what the workshop participants learnt to ensure these features last longer and maintain their colour and beautiful appearance.
It is a good idea to note which side of your home is north facing, as the wooden features on these walls may need more frequent maintenance. All wooden window frames and doors, however, should receive maintenance once a year by sanding and varnishing.
Sanding down the wood first, prepares it for the coat of varnish and removes any old or flaking varnish or dirt. Before buying sandpaper, it’s important to note that it comes in different levels of grit or roughness, with the lower the number, the rougher the sandpaper.
Some tips from the wise:
View photos from the first Property24 DIY workshop.
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