Doors and windows

Jobs on door and window frames often involve painting or fitting the frames to size.Skil gives you handy step-by-step instructions for fitting doors, installing locks or making a cat flap. And if you have problems with insects, you’ll also find step-by-step instructions on the Skil website for fitting fly screens to doors and windows.

  • How to paint wooden window frames

    Wooden window frames will last a lot longer if the wood is well protected against damp and sunlight. Paint and varnish don’t just protect against…
  • How to fit a curtain rail

    Curtains in your living room or bedroom provide privacy and keep the light out. They also cut down outside noise and help to keep out the cold (or the…
  • How to fit a roller blind

    You can usually buy roller blinds in different sizes. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find one that fits your window perfectly. But if not,…
  • How to fit a fly screen

    In the summer you want to allow fresh air into your living room or bedroom, but you want to keep mosquitoes, flies and other insects out. A fly screen…
  • How to fit a door lock

    Most ready-to-use doors from the DIY stores have a recess for a lock in the edge. There are usually no holes on the front and rear sides of the door (for…
  • How to shorten a door

    If you fit a new carpet or parquet or laminate flooring, you may find there’s a door you can’t open or close. That means you’ll have…
  • How to fit a cat flap

    If you’re a cat lover, you probably need to let your cat in and out all the time. A cat flap is a safe and handy solution which you can easily fit…
  • How to fit Venetian blinds

    If you have standard-size window frames, you’ll probably be able to find Venetian blinds that fit exactly. Or you can ask the supplier of the window…
  • How to fit vertical blinds

    If you have standard-size window frames you can probably find vertical blinds of the right width. But it’s easy to adjust the width of the blinds…
  • How to fix a sticking door or window

    Sticking doors or windows are a frequent complaint. The question is whether the door or window only sticks when the weather changes. Because in rainy weather…
  • How to paint doors and window frames (indoor)

    Choose a suitable paint for the room, for example matt, satin or gloss. Gloss is a good choice for kitchen or bathroom, because it’s more resistant…
  • How to paint doors and window frames (outdoor)

    Before you start on your outdoor paintwork, you need to decide if you want to use alkyd (solvent-based) or acrylic (water-based) paint. What kind of paint…
  • How to make a window sill

    After renovation work or if you’ve moved into a new house, you might like to replace one or more of the window sills. The existing window sills may…