Posts Tagged ‘mould’


Look After Your Garden Fence the Professional Way

August 11, 2017


Every fence needs good protection. Even if your fence has stood strong, if it hasn’t had any loving care for more than 5 years, it’s probably time to treat it again. TBS stocks everything you need to keep your fence (or your shed) looking great and able to withstand the elements.

Particularly on a north-facing fence, panels and posts can start looking a bit green. Everbuild Fungicidal Wash is just the ticket. We sell a 1L spray bottle or a 5L container for painting or spraying. Just treat affected areas, leave for a while, and brush off with cold water.

TBS can supply you with traditional brush-on wood stains and protectors, but we also sell Ronseal Fencelife Sprayable. It’s the quick and easy way to give thorough, lasting protection to your fences and your shed.

Forget the extension leads!

The Ronseal Power Sprayer uses a 6v powered motor for consistent pressure and even coverage. It boasts a precision fan nozzle for accurate and controlled spray pattern.  The control trigger is engineered for ease of control. The sprayer has a convenient 2m hose. Clip straight on to a tub of Fencelife Sprayable and away you go. No pumping, no pouring, no mess!  The Power Sprayer’s batteries are good for the treatment of up to 40 fence panels, at around 2 minutes per panel.

TBS stocks a range of popular colours

Ronseal Sprayable Fencelife comes in 5 litre tubs. It is wax-enriched for maximum protection. It protects against fading too.

TBS stocks the following popular colours:

Dark Oak     Forest Green     Harvest Gold     Medium Oak     Red Cedar

Sprayable Fencelife is touch-dry in 1-2 hours, depending on the type and condition of the timber.

Ronseal guarantees 5 years of excellent, durable protection to your fences – which means peace of mind for you!


Black Mould In Your Shower? Here Are Some Tips

March 7, 2017

Mouldy grout and silicone in the bathroom is a very common problem. Your lovely new shower won’t always stay new-looking! The tell-tale black marks can start to appear, making the shower area look unsightly.

What’s the best way to deal with black mould? Well, there’s treatment and prevention, and TBS can help you with both.

Prevent mould

Black mould forms because of condensation. This obviously increases in a hot, wet environment like a shower / bathroom. So check your ventilation. Opening a window a small amount when you use the shower or bath is a good move. But a more efficient answer is an extractor fan. TBS has a range of these, from a basic wall-mounted or window-mounted axial fans.


Manrose Humidistat Axial Fan

Treat mould

Search the internet and you’ll find various ‘folk remedies’ involving household chemicals (here is one example). Alternatively, you can buy a shower spray and use it on the tiled area after showering. Make sure you choose one which claims to kill fungal spores. Whatever you use, the important thing is to scrub the mould off after treatment, using very hot water and an old toothbrush. The point is that mould spores thrive in warm, damp conditions but are killed by real heat.

Here is a video clip on how to attempt a clean using only household bleach.

No treatment is foolproof, however, and the time may come when you will need to replace the silicone and the tile grout in your bath / shower area.  There are plenty of products on the market, but how about considering one which claims to guarantee against regrowth?



TBS stocks the FOREVER WHITE range of products from Everbuild.  These contain Microban, a leading fungicidal additive, so they don’t just repair, they protect.

Forever White Silicone (and its partner, Forever Clear) carries a Ten Year Guarantee against mould regrowth. It is permanently waterproof and flexible and ideal for sealing shower bases and cubicles, wet rooms, and around baths, sinks and basins. It is also ideal for use in kitchens and utility rooms and for sealing around window and door frames.


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