There is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to teach us, it is that good hygiene is important. We all think more about hand hygiene now than even the cleanliest of us ever did. Hand santiser is at the entrance to every public or retail space we encounter for the duration. Even once
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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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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