TOPIARY Ball-shaped topiary tree 60cm, B&M, www.bmstores.co.uk, PS9.99 DOOR KNOCKER Ring door knocker, polished chrome, www.doorhandlecompany.co.uk, PS17.50 LETTER PLATE
Polished chrome plain letter plate
, www.doorhandlecompany.co.uk, PS13.54 HOUSE SIGN Acrylic house sign, Next, housesigns.next.co.uk, from PS19 Door Wickes London external oak veneer door, Wickes, www.wickes.co.uk, PS184 PLANTERS Brushed stainless steel figure vases, www.plantersparadise.co.uk, from PS29.95
QI want to change my door furniture from brass to black but cannot find a 9in x 3in letter plate
. Can I paint brass with black enamel paint?
I wish to change my door furniture from brass to black but cannot find the right size letter plate
. Would you advise painting brass with enamel paint ?
ZENA SAYS: In Brass (www.inbrass.co.uk, 0131 623 5577) have a Victorianstyle brass letter plate
in seven sizes up to 406mm x 127mm (pounds 11.90 to pounds 41).
Front doors have a security three-point lock complete with double bolts, letter plate
and security chain.
FRONT DOOR: Marseilles Glazed Hardwood Door 2032x813mm, pounds 399.99; Slimline Chrome Door Knocker, pounds 5.99; Chrome Letter Plate
254x76mm, pounds 10.99; Chrome-plated Door Number 4, pounds 1.29; Master Non-Drip Gloss Black Paint 750ml, pounds 7.49 (www.wickes.co.uk, 0870 601 1216).
Its range includes multipoint door, patio door and window locks; door cylinders; and hinges, handles, letter plates
and other accessories.
Paddock Fabrications was started by Mr Harvey in 1978, supplying, exterior door hardware, multipoint locks, letter plates
, hinges and accessories to major UK suppliers.
If you have cast-iron door knockers or letter plates
which have rusted you will have to soak them in paraffin for several hours to soften the corrosion.
If you have cast iron fittings, there is not a lot you can do with door knockers or letter plates
that have gone rusty.
More or less the same thing applies to year letter plates
. A99 SPG or EJV 1 Y may contain your initials but they're not worth much.