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Winter Proofing Your Home

Winter Proofing Your Home

Before the chilly season arrives, it’s in your best interest to start winter proofing your home. This may seem like a big task at first, but rest assured that prevention is better than cure when it comes to blocking out the elements. Because we’re here to help you batten down the hatches and assist you […]

How to Repaint Flaking External Walls

How to Repaint Flaking External Walls

You will need: High-pressure cleaner Paintbrush Roller and tray Acrylic filler Caulking gun Plaster primer Exterior paint Step 1: Use the high-pressure cleaner to spray all flaking paint off the wall. Make sure that it has all been removed. Leave the wall to dry properly. Step 2: Once the wall is completely dry, apply a […]

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How to Paint Paving

How to Paint Paving

You will need: HTH Shock It 50 mm Paint brush Paint tray and roller Broomstick Paving paint Garden broom Protective clothing Step 1: Before any painting can commence, you will have to clean the paving, removing all growing organisms like moss and any oil stains. Wearing protective clothing, sprinkle HTH Shock It over the surface […]

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How to Restore a Wooden Floor

How to Restore a Wooden Floor

You will need: Paint scraper Hammer Chisel Dustless floor-sanding machine Sanding belts (60,80 and 100 grit) Polishing sander and multi-tool/mouse sander Sanding pads to match (60,80 and 100 grit) Steel wool Paint tray Paint brush Sheep’s wool varnish applicator Step 1: If your wooden floor is covered by a carpet, first remove the carpet by lifting […]

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How to Replace an Internal Lock

How to Replace an Internal Lock

You will need: New Lockset Screwdriver Step 1: Start by unscrewing the screws on each door handle in order to remove the handles. Step 2: Once the handles have been removed, unscrew the screws holding the lockset in place. Remove the latch spindle. Step 3: Remove the old lockset You can download the instructions by […]

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How to Strip Paint

How to Strip Paint

Step 1 Ensure that the painted surface is free from dust. Do not forget to put on protective gloves, as these are essential. Pour some Plascon RemovALL into a small container. Avoid skin contact with the product at all times. Step 2 Using the paint brush, apply a generous coat of Plascon RemovALL to the […]

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How to repaint a Stripped Surface

How to repaint a Stripped Surface

Step 1 Ensure that the surface to be painted is free from paint stripper and dust. If the surface had been cleaned with a wet or damp cloth, ensure that it has dried out completely. Step 2 First apply an undercoat, using even strokes to cover the entire surface. This will ensure that the topcoat […]

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How to Remove Braai Smoke Stains

How to Remove Braai Smoke Stains

When it comes to repainting your walls, the residue left around built-in braai areas by black, greasy smoke can be a real problem. For a perfect finish, with no discoloration of the top-coat, do your best to get rid of these unsightly stains before you start painting. Step 1 Put five litres of warm water […]

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How to Repaint a Built-in Braai

How to Repaint a Built-in Braai

Built-in braais and fireplaces tend to rust over time. This is mainly as a result of water entering through the chimney. Here’s how to achieve a good-as-new appearance in a few easy steps. Step 1 Start by removing all flaking rust, over the whole surface, with a wire brush. Step 2 Now use sandpaper to […]

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