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Sandpaper – The Nitty-gritty

2019-08-16T10:37:59+02:00

Sandpaper - a stiff paper or light cardboard with one side coated in rough particles, used for making things smooth. Should be easy right? Yet, a brief adventure down that aisle of the hardware store reveals an almost mind boggling array of types, shapes, textures and something called grit. It's sandpaper, it's disposable, does

Sandpaper – The Nitty-gritty2019-08-16T10:37:59+02:00

A Bit about Batteries – Types and sizes

2019-07-12T15:24:26+02:00

Batteries are ubiquitous in modern life. Cars, computers, clocks, camping lanterns even candles; anything that moves or glows and is portable has at least one battery in it. They are not all the same though. They come in a huge range of sizes, compositions and even technologies. There are standards though, lets have a

A Bit about Batteries – Types and sizes2019-07-12T15:24:26+02:00

More Than a Mask – Uses for Masking Tape

2019-06-20T12:48:08+02:00

As the name implies, masking tape is used to mask surfaces while you are painting. This is far from its only use. You can use this under-loved painter's tool to make your life easier in many ways. Properties Masking tape is essentially adhesive paper ribbon. This means that you can write on it with

More Than a Mask – Uses for Masking Tape2019-06-20T12:48:08+02:00

Paint Prepper – Preparing for Painting

2019-05-30T13:22:14+02:00

AS we say here: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. That holds true with most things in life, all things in DIY and especially in painting. Preparing for Painting is a lot more than picking out a colour and buying some brushes. It takes some time, effort and planning but it will ensure that you

Paint Prepper – Preparing for Painting2019-05-30T13:22:14+02:00

Drip, Drip, Drip – Stop a Dripping Tap

2019-05-10T14:58:25+02:00

Apart from being incredibly annoying, a dripping tap can waste a shocking amount of water. This has an equally shocking effect on your water bill and it's not good for our water scarce country. Most of the time a dripping tap is caused by an old or degraded washer. Thankfully changing a a washer is

Drip, Drip, Drip – Stop a Dripping Tap2019-05-10T14:58:25+02:00

Confusing Fuses – Types of fuses and why we need them

2019-04-26T13:50:09+02:00

Fuses have something to do with electricity and occasionally they blow? That's all most of us know about fuses. There are fuses in the wiring of our buildings, the cars we drive, the appliances in our kitchens and most of the electronics around us. So we should probably find out why we need fuses

Confusing Fuses – Types of fuses and why we need them2019-04-26T13:50:09+02:00

Autumn Gardening – A Dying Summer In A Living Garden

2019-03-18T12:48:30+02:00

Just because summer is dying and autumn is knocking doesn't mean that you have to give up on your garden. Far from it, in fact. South Africa is blessed with a long growing season and with a little love your garden can continue to grow beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables for months still. Here

Autumn Gardening – A Dying Summer In A Living Garden2019-03-18T12:48:30+02:00

Up the wall – hanging objects on walls

2018-12-03T09:46:15+02:00

From artwork and bookshelves to televisions and towel rails you can use your vertical surfaces for both the pretty and the practical. But how and while we're at it, what and where? Don't worry hanging objects on walls isn't difficult if you bear three things in mind. Placement, surface and weight. Placement Like most

Up the wall – hanging objects on walls2018-12-03T09:46:15+02:00