Renovating wood is not difficult, but it does require patience
and application. Don't be tempted to work on fine or antique
furniture - leave that to the experts!
Always wear a face mask when working with an electric
sander. Wear protectiv
Removing or plastering over artex
Artex is a water-based covering, usually used to decorate ceilings, and generally brought to a textured finish with the use of a brush or roller.
Some older artex may contain asbestos and it is extremely unwise to sand do
Welcome to our guide to how to remove a central heating radiator quickly and easily, this tutorial is for when you need to remove a radiator temporarily, for instance, to paint or decorate. If you are looking to replace a radiator then please see the appr
Make sure you have isolated any circuit you are working on A radial circuit is a mains power circuit found in some homes to feed sockets and lighting points. It is simply a length of appropriately rated cable feeding one power point then go
PVC and polycarbonate Roofing
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS - TYPES - SIZES - COSTS
PVC / Polycarbonate sheet roofing Pvc and polycarbonate sheet roofing come in a variety of profiles, sizes, and colours. Quality and prices vary immensely. The most common pro
Firstly cut out all loose and damaged mortar. You may find that some of the faces of the bricks
have been damaged as a result of water getting into the joints. This can be remedied in our
replacing bricks project and the science of it u
PLUMBING CARE AND
No special skills are required for any of the repairs described
in this section.
Plumbing repairs are seldom dangerous unless leaking water
is soaking areas where there are electrical cables or fittings.
Switch off the power at th
Planning a Deck
Once you have decided you can no longer live without a deck in your backyard, your first step is to start the planning process. The planning process is simple, fun, and can be done in a relatively short period of time
Painting Walls and Ceilings Which Paint, Where? Selecting Tools for the Job Preparation Painting Cleaning Up Checklist
1. Which Paint, Where? There are two types of paint available for interior surfaces: water based or solvent based. Within each paint typ
To achieve top-quality painting results simply requires the
use of good equipment and materials, meticulous
preparation and careful application of the paint.
Although painting is the most popular of all DIY tasks, it has
its own real dan
Welcome to our guide to painting interior walls.
In this section we will take you through the whole process including the preparation through to the final coat. Painting is one of the easiest and most rewarding DIY tasks around the home, you can transform
Welcome to our guide to painting interior panel doors.
To complete this task you will need the following items:
Suitable primer (new wood) 2 Paint brushes Suitable undercoat Suitable top coat Fine sand paper White spirit and cloth
Welcome to our guide to painting ceramic tiles.
Painting ceramic tiles is a cheap and easy way to bring life back into your kitchen or bathroom, in this guide we will show you how to do it with the least amount of fuss.
To complete this task you will need
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Painting a Door
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Welcome to our guide to painting a ceiling. In this section we will take you through the whole process including the preparation through to the final coat.
Painting/decorating the ceiling should always be the first task if you are decorating a whole room,
There are varying levels of skill involved in paint effects, but
some of the simplest techniques will produce very attractive
Be sure all ladders are safe and correctly placed. Keep
children and animals away from the work area. Work
Basic DIY skills are needed to install new lights and wiring.
Connecting things up takes electrical skills and technical
knowledge, so if in doubt, employ an electrician.
Always ensure that the power supply is switched off before
MEASURING AND MARKING
Basic measuring and marking require very little skill, but
always double check your results. Sometimes it's handy to
have an assistant with you.
Retractable rules can sometimes snap back quickly, so take
care. When marking with a kni
MATCHING SAND AND CEMENT MIXES
Quite often it is necessary to cut out damaged bricks from a wall and while it is relatively easy to match the bricks, matching the colour of the sand and cement, or mortar, is no easy task. There is no science involved in m
Welcome to our decorating guide, in this part of the guide we will take you through the process of cross lining a wall.
To complete this task you will need the following items:
Lining Paper Suitable Wallpaper Paste Wallpaper Pasting Brush 2 Trestle tabl
Laying Stepping Stones
Do you need a simple, yet attractive way to move about your yard or garden? Stepping stones create a very natural looking walkway through a garden or to the front door of your home. There are a multitude of mat
Laying a Deck Straight
A method of laying decking straight
Assuming the joists are fixed in place. If not go to How to Build a Deck This is an ideal method of how to lay decking straight and is most suitable for extra long decks. It involves 'pinging' a c
Laying a Brick Walkway or Patio
The durability and aesthetic characteristics of brick patios and walkways make for the foundation of great spaces around your home. While installing brick walks and patios is not a difficult task, it m
In this tutorial we explain how to lay a paving block path. For added style and ease we have replaced traditional paving stone concrete edging with 125x125 senton posts. This method of edging not only creates a great look, but also makes the
LAY CARPET, VINYL OR
Only simple skills are needed to lay carpet, vinyl or cork
tiles. Even where tiles have to be cut to fit awkward shapes,
a simple cardboard pattern can be made first as a guide.
If adhesive has to be used to stick down tile
In this project we are going to show you how to make a pebble path. We are going to use 100x75 h4 treated tanalised posts for the edgings, gap 20 basecourse and a choice of a number of topings (pebbles, bark, shell, chip etc.) A pebble path is
Lay a Laminate Floor
To complete this project, you'll need accurate measuring and
Floormaster laminate floors are precision-made, making
them easy to work with.
Always wear a face mask and goggles when cutting laminate
flooring. Ensure chi
About bathrooms Because replacing your bathroom is an operation that will have a lot of influence in your daily live for a few weeks, it is probably not something you will do for pleasure. But think of the result, and it will all be worthwhile. This artic
A Guide to Building Outdoor Stairs
Building a stairway can be one of the most intimidating tasks any builderamateur or professionaltackles. But an
outdoor stairway is generally not a difficult project, as long as it is planned and executed carefully. This
A solve-it-fast guide for home, car and more. Because-sometimes-duct tape just
The world is populated by two kinds of guys: the ones who
know what to do when something goes bust, and the ones
who are always asking the first guys for help. He