Which Paint to Use Where

paint roller kit

Most people are aware that there are different types of paint. However, not everybody knows where they should apply emulsion and when they should slap on a bit of gloss. They may not know that sometimes satin or eggshell would provide a better finish.

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How to Create a Spa Style Bathroom

Freestanding bath

There is nothing like a nice spa break to a posh hotel somewhere in the countryside to recharge those batteries. Wouldn’t it be great if you could check in to your own bathroom and give yourself that spa-like tonic every day?

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Do it Yourself Halloween

petrol chainsaw

Halloween is on its way. Kids will be trick-a-treating, adults will be trying to make silly costumes to wear for parties and greengrocers will be selling out of pumpkins. This is the only time of year when it is acceptable to scare the living daylights out of each other.

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Ways to Warm Up your Home for Winter

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Footprints in the snow, children having snowball fights and snowmen can all be seen through your window during the winter months as you look out from your warm home. Continue reading »

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Tips for Cleaning Glass Without Streaks

Bathroom mirror

People, mainly men, of a certain age will remember Erica Roe. She famously streaked during an England v Australia Rugby Union match on the 2nd January 1982. That is she took her top off and ran across the pitch.

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How to Bleed a Radiator

Horizontal designer radiator

Like your body can be the night after a dodgy curry your radiators can sometimes be hot the bottom and cold at the top. This is a sure sign that your column radiators need bleeding.

This is simple to do and you don’t need to call out your plumber. Heating a house costs so much these days there is no need to waste money on tradesmen when you can easily do the job yourself.

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Outdoor Cleaning Tips for Autumn

Cordless leaf blower

Leaves, all you can see at this time of the year covering your garden are leaves. As attractive as they look hiding your garden furniture in the gentle sunlight of an autumnal day they need to be cleared up.

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Cleaning Tips for Autumn

Steam cleaner

Christmas is coming. This is the time of year when you want to get your home ship shape and ready for when nosey old Aunty Mary comes over and decides to inspect your house. If you start to get these cleaning jobs done now it will make the preparation for the big day so much easier.

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A Guide to Cutting a Hedge

Hedge trimmer

When pedestrians have to walk in to the road to pass your house it may be time to cut back that hedge. There are probably a million other things you can think of that you would prefer to do but the job will have to be done one day so you may as well get it out of the way. Continue reading »

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Gardening Jobs for October

Garden rake

The clocks are about to go back and the nights are drawing in. This is not the most pleasant time of year to be in the garden. With the temperature and the rain both falling you would probably prefer to be sitting in front of the fire with a nice glass of something than to be outside.

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