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Proper Job

Loves to learn new things and make stuff...properly

Painting & Decorating

To get a good diy paint result you have to start with a good surface. This means filling cracks, cleaning off stains and most importantly, rubbing down to get a smooth surface. A good supply of sandpaper is the most important tool in getting a good finish. The quality of paint

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wrapped brush
Painting & Decorating

Good paintbrushes are worn in paintbrushes. For the first few times you use them they will shed bristles. It is not until a brush has been used a few times that it reaches its optimum state. Therefore an old paintbrush is a good paintbrush and so proper storage of a

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Painting & Decorating

Preparation is everything when it comes to painting. If you want a professional, stress free job, then take it step by step and don’t cut corners. The result will be worth it.

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cracks around a fireplace
Building

If your wood-burning stove has been recently fitted inside the shell of an old fireplace (a great spot for it) then you may be unlucky enough to experience cracks appearing in the plaster close to the stove. The plaster may then come away from the wall leaving unsightly holes through

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bleed a radiator
Plumbing

Upstairs radiators sometimes feel considerably hotter at the top and than at the bottom of the radiator and this is often a symptom that there is ‘air’ in the radiator. How to bleed a Radiator. First make sure the central heating pump is OFF. Otherwise more air might be drawn

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Painting & Decorating

How to grout tiles to get the smoothest finish Grouting is not too difficult to do. However, most people will use a finger to smooth the grout and then accept the fairly rough finish that results. However, I learned the professionals tip for producing ever so smooth grouting that makes

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door
Painting & Decorating

Kitchen cabinets cost a lot to replace. However, the change most people want is purely cosmetic. Therefore you can save a small fortune and radically improve your tired old kitchen by simply repainting the cabinet doors. Preparing to repaint cabinets cabinet doorPreparation is everything. You really should remove the cabinet

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Electrical

Aerial Repair Aerials are quite simple things so fixing a broken aerial is often a DIY task. Understanding your aerial

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Plumbing

How to remove top of close coupled toilet cistern. Old fashioned toilet cisterns had a ceramic lid that simply lifted off when you wanted to get inside to examine the flush mechanism or ball cock. However modern close coupled units generally have the flush mechanism directly attached to the lid

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Plumbing

Baths get blocked when too much material collects beneath the drain. This is generally a mixture of hair, oils and soap. The wrong way to unblock a bath plug Traditionally people would clear it with a bent wire (and old clothes hanger was always the tool of choice when i

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