Rembrandt angular sash brushes are synthetic bristled paint brushes designed for applying both oil-based and water-based paints. The angled design of the brush also lends itself to trying to provide the best and most accurate finish possible, when cutting in around the edges of walls, ceilings and indeed woodwork. Synthetic bristle brushes, as a category, have become the first choice for many tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, especially when applying water-based paints such as emulsion for walls and ceilings, read more »
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Grip It is a type of fixing designed for use in hollow walls around your home. By hollow walls, we’re talking about stud walls where plasterboard is attached to timber uprights, or drylined walls where plasterboard is secured to the blockwork below using dabs of adhesive. In both instances, there are large voids below the plasterboard and so you need a special design of fixing to ensure that whatever fitting you’re going to hang on the wall, it’s safely held in place. Now there are plenty of designs of fixing on the market that do cater for this need – some are shown in my guide – ‘Fixing into hollow walls’. read more »
Time is always precious and finding the required time to do some DIY is no different in that respect. Therefore below, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 tips to save time when carrying out DIY jobs. You’ll notice that most of my suggestions are related to planning and how to approach jobs, as I’m really not one for recommending so-called ‘time-saving’ products, as there aren’t many out there as far as I’m aware. Instead, get organised, plan well, and have a read through my more practical time-saving recommendations below. read more »
Definitely not my usual subject matter, and not anyone else’s as far as I can research, but my first view of a ‘pumpkin tree’ immediately appealed to my DIY nature. If there are such things as DIY or gardening ‘headturners’, this is most definitely one, and although you may have surmised by now, with a little disappointment I imagine, that you were correct in your assumption that pumpkins don’t grow on trees in the true horticultural sense, they can certainly be made to look like they do. read more »
Colour Republic is one of the south coast’s foremost property refurbishment companies. Based in Brighton they offer full design, supply and installation services in both the residential and commercial sectors – a genuine one-stop shop for all your building, fitting, and decorating requirements. read more »