Sandtex Masonry Filler – Pick of the Month
Easy to use straight from the tub, even for me
Bit pricier than others but worth it!
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We’re just about to move out of our rented Manor House. It’s felt so much like home for a couple of years that DevonDecorator has painted the place inside and out. There’s one spot we haven’t touched though. The orangery. Or conservatory – it depends how posh you are. Since we moved in it has been flaking, rotting and leaking. We told the landlord, he ignored it. If he’d acted a few years ago when we told him, he may have saved some cash, as it is, the rot has set in and the conservatory is now condemned. He still hasn’t been to look at it, in fact when we asked he served us with an eviction notice. We’re not sad, we’re now looking forward to pastures new.
Anyhow, out in the garden just a few weeks ago on a gloriously sunny day my daughter got a splinter. She was simply leaning against it on her bike. We had a few months left of our tenancy to ride and knew we couldn’t leave it in its current state.
Over the past few years we have done superficial repairs. Painting with exterior gloss to keep out the damp and using inferior masonry and wood fillers. I am notoriously bad at DIY so it’s always my husband’s job but he was away and I couldn’t leave it. I remember we’d been sent some Sandtex ready made masonry filler and so, without anyone watching I tool a knife and spoon from the kitchen and set to work. I can hear your gasps! You can’t use a cutlery knife for applying filler! Well, guess what, I did and it worked!
In fact I used my fingers mostly as it was so easy to apply and I was quite satisfied with my work and how quickly it dried. By the time my husband returned, all it needed was a very quick sand and that ledge now looks almost as good as new (if you ignore the blown double glazing and surrounding windows).
So if someone like me can use it and make an ok finish out of it, imagine what you can do.
It’s only been a few weeks but we didn’t get round to painting it (we’re saving the Sandtex exterior gloss for the new place) but still its there. Now if the landlord had bought a few tubs just a few years ago he could have saved himself the thousands it’s going to cost to repair!
It definitely gets our pick of the month award!by