DIY

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

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

Splish, Splash, make a DIY Bird Bath

2019-03-18T12:05:42+02:00

As the summer heats up, going for a swim seems like a wonderful idea. Our feathered friends think so too. Watching birds splash about is pretty and entertaining. An interesting DIY bird bath adds interest and whimsy to a garden even when the birds are busy elsewhere. Building a DIY bird bath is easy,

Splish, Splash, make a DIY Bird Bath2019-03-18T12:05:42+02:00

Nuts and Bolts – A Fasteners Guide

2018-10-11T13:25:20+02:00

If you do any DIY, sooner or later you're going to have to join two or more things together. Most of the time if this doesn't involve glue it involves fasteners of some sort. There are hundreds of fasteners of different shapes, sizes and grades, made out of different materials with different threads, head

Nuts and Bolts – A Fasteners Guide2018-10-11T13:25:20+02:00

BYOB – Build Your Own Braai – DIY Braai

2018-09-21T14:06:11+02:00

Spring has sprung and it's a Heritage Day long weekend which means it's time to indulge in one of South Africa's greatest traditions, the braai. Most South Africans can braai almost anywhere in almost anything from wheelbarrows to Webers. But why not build your own DIY Braai and give yourself something to brag about in

BYOB – Build Your Own Braai – DIY Braai2018-09-21T14:06:11+02:00

Planning your Plants – What to plant when

2018-09-06T12:06:05+02:00

With every DIY project, research and planning are important. Gardening is at the mercy of climate and weather and so knowing what to plant, sow and prune when in your region is essential. In the age of the internet this information is easier to find than ever. The advice of your local nursery or

Planning your Plants – What to plant when2018-09-06T12:06:05+02:00

Drips and Drabs – DIY Drip Irrigation

2019-03-18T12:06:13+02:00

For some of us the wet season is almost over and for others it hasn't begun. Yet for most of us it feels like planting time. Whether it planting out out the fruits of our seedling pots or starting from scratch, the question is, how are we going to keep our spring gardens watered

Drips and Drabs – DIY Drip Irrigation2019-03-18T12:06:13+02:00