Posts Tagged ‘tools’


Posted in Buying Guides, Decorating Tool and Material Reviews on February 26th, 2013 by Julian Cassell – 1 Comment

Brushmate is a convenient storage system for paint brushes that have been used for applying solvent-based (oil-based) paints, or other decorative coatings such as varnish or woodstain. Basically after using a brush, you simply hang it on a little brush hook inside the Brushmate, and days, weeks, or even months later, you can simply take it out and it’s still moist, and ready to use. If this doesn’t sound exciting enough, the guide below explains why this system not only saves an incredible amount of time, read more »


Wallpapering tools

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Painting and Papering on February 2nd, 2013 by Julian Cassell – 2 Comments

Having the right wallpapering tools, not only makes hanging wallpaper much easier, but also ensures you will get a better, and longer lasting finish. You’ll need a fair few items from your household toolkit such as a spirit level and stanley knife, and in the guide below, as well as highlighting a few points about such tools in relation to wallpapering, I’ll also point out my preferences with some extra pieces of kit that are specifically designed for all wallpapering projects. read more »


Tools you need for laying a laminate floor

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Flooring on December 29th, 2012 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

The tools you need for laying a laminate floor include many of the items you’ll find in your household toolkit, such as a hammer, saw, and tape measure. Some power tools are also handy such as a jigsaw, and mitre saw, but it would normally be possible to lay a laminate floor without them. However, there are three other more specialist tools that you won’t find in your toolbox, which are definitely essential pieces of equipment if you are intending on laying a laminate floor. read more »


Electric screwdrivers

Posted in Buying Guides, Power Tool Reviews on December 22nd, 2012 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Electric screwdrivers, or cordless screwdrivers as they are also called, are basically the smaller versions of cordless drills. Although they are much more lightweight in both size and power in comparison to cordless drills, they can still perform a multitude of tasks around your home. Below is some further information on the types of electric screwdrivers available, and where I feel they provide an invaluable option for many DIY enthusiasts. read more »


Drill bits for wood

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Diy Basics on December 9th, 2012 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Drill bits for wood are essential components of any DIY toolkit, and although there are many different drill bit designs on the market, you only really need three types to deal with the majority of your wood drilling requirements. The guide below details these different types of wood bit, and the situations in which you are most likely to need them. read more »