Author: Andrew Gould

DIY tip of the week #5


When looking to do painting around the house be careful to use the right masking tape to protect the surfaces not getting painted. There are a range of different tapes out there, be sure to use the one labeled for painting. Don’t use the cheap ones as they may pull existing paint off the walls

DIY tip of the week #4


If you have a painting project that requires using spray paint try making this simple spray booth. Get an old cardboard box, preferably a larger one. Cut the front off it and put some holes in the top. Use some old metal coat hangers and bend into a hook, supported from the top of the

DIY tip of the week #3


When doing jobs that require sanding either on old furniture or plaster repairs, the temptation is to use a lower grit (courser) sandpaper like an 80-grit as you will see results faster. The problem with this is that you risk leaving deep marks in the timber or plaster that can’t be removed. When sanding plaster,

DIY tip of the week #2


When using concrete whether it’s for doing a path or simply setting posts be careful not to add too much water. When the concrete is too wet you risk weakening the integrity of the concrete. It will also take a lot longer to dry meaning it will take longer to finish that path or fence.

DIY tip of the week #1


When doing caulking there are often times that a caulking gun just won’t fit. In these situations, get a normal drinking straw, cut the end on an angle like the end of the nozzle on the caulking gun and fill the straw with caulk. Once full take the straw and push the caulk out by