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07/02/2014 at 20:27

Traditionally it's linseed oil which helps stop steel parts rusting and is good for wooden handles.  It's also safe in the garden.

07/02/2014 at 20:30

Any kind of oil as far as I'm aware RT. I often give things a clean and  spray with  WD40, or some 3 in one oil. I believe Alan Titchmarsh used to keep a bucket of sand mixed with used engine oil handy to pop his spade in after use. It  then helps prevent mud sticking to it  

07/02/2014 at 22:52

That's great. Thank you. 

 

08/02/2014 at 12:15
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Any kind of oil as far as I'm aware RT. I often give things a clean and  spray with  WD40, or some 3 in one oil. I believe Alan Titchmarsh used to keep a bucket of sand mixed with used engine oil handy to pop his spade in after use. It  then helps prevent mud sticking to it  

My father used just such a mix of sand and old engine oil - he kept a small galvanised tank of that mix in one of the farm barns where the tool and machinery maintenance was carried out. 

08/02/2014 at 12:20

I use wd40, but only a tiny amount.

08/02/2014 at 16:11

Thanks!

 

23/02/2014 at 19:47

I have some large plastic pots/containers that have faded with sun/age. They are so expensive to replace. Does anyone know if I can paint these and if I can, with what?

I might give them a good old scrub with wire wool first but if anyone has any ideas I'd be very interested. 

23/02/2014 at 20:09

Acrylic spray paint or car repair paint can be used. Sand the surface first to give a rough surface for it to stick to.

24/02/2014 at 09:21

Thanks. I will give it a try.

24/02/2014 at 19:50

Re painting plastic pots. Well,I did try but not sure. Not my best work.

 

might have been better investing in some new pots.

 

 

24/02/2014 at 20:04

Maybe Heather. Sometimes that discolouration/fading is the stage just before brittle and crack

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