Tips and Tricks

Garden Guards – 3 easy tips for garden tool care

2020-03-12T11:34:13+02:00

Gardening can be both a joy and a chore. As always, having and using the right tool makes the job easier and more enjoyable. However, keeping the right tool, right, takes a little care and attention. Need a little garden tool care advice? Read on. Three easy garden tool care tips Keep them clean

Garden Guards – 3 easy tips for garden tool care2020-03-12T11:34:13+02:00

Glue – 5 things to consider before you stick

2020-02-06T13:07:57+02:00

We've all used glue, from arts and crafts to shoe repair and carpentry. We've all need to stick something to something else at some point. It seems simple enough, apply and press. Yet there is a daunting number of glues to chose from. And lots to learn about the process. Things to consider when choosing

Glue – 5 things to consider before you stick2020-02-06T13:07:57+02:00

How is bricklaying like baking?

2019-10-04T12:27:49+02:00

In researching this article I've come to the conclusion that bricklaying is a lot like baking. The basics are easy enough and if you follow the instructions your project will be passable. However there are a lot of tips, tricks and preparations that can turn your project from passable to masterwork. Things to Remember: Plan,

How is bricklaying like baking?2019-10-04T12:27:49+02:00

A clean sweep with brooms

2019-09-13T15:54:47+02:00

Since the invention of leaf blowers and vacuum cleaners very few people give any thought to brooms. Yet sweeping is an effective and power efficient way to corral dust and debris. And, let's face it, the more tasks that you can do without power the better. Not only is sweeping inexpensive, it's quiet and

A clean sweep with brooms2019-09-13T15:54:47+02:00

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