There are many DIY solutions for home improvement. And the best part is that anyone can do them, regardless of their skill set.
Don’t get it wrong – brilliant professionals like electricians and interior stylists are indispensable, but some projects can be done without their assistance.
If you desire to improve your home without breaking the bank, consider the following DIY hacks:
- Avoid washing your brushes and rollers after each coat. Instead, it’s better to wrap cling film around them to keep them moist and pliable.
- If you’re looking to lay a new floor, repaint your walls first. That way, you reduce the risk of destroying the new installation with paint.
- Baby oil has some components that can remove paint residue from your skin.
- To reduce the potency of paint fumes, add some drops of vanilla essential oil to the paint and mix thoroughly.
- You can remove cemented paint spills by rubbing linseed oil on them. It softens them and makes scrapping easier.
- Before starting any household project, you can glue paper plates to the bottom of paint cans. This prevents the paint from dripping to your floors and staining them.
- If you’re storing paint for long and don’t want it to dry out, add some methylated spirits and cover it. Avoid stirring until you’re ready to use it again.
- You can use masking tape to create stencil patterns on any surface, and they won’t leave a trace.
- You can use a chalk pen to create temporary mural patterns and designs. Do this on your kid’s mirror and allow them to re-design at will.
- You’ll easily cut through fabrics by infusing the scissors in hot water before snipping.
Furniture, Technical, and Electricity
- Use shoe polish or potent coffee to cover scratches on your dark wood furniture.
- If you use a rug, you’re probably tired of constantly adjusting it. So, use double-sided tapes to hold it in place.
- If your tap drips at night, attach one end of dental floss to the faucet and drop the other into the plughole.
- To ensure your screws stay secure forever, we recommend adding clear nail varnish to the hole before tightening it.
- A nail will enter your wooden project more easily when you rub some soap on the tip before hammering it.
- When working on any DIY project involving electricity, prioritize your safety.
- Keep a torch handy to always know where to go when something needs to be replaced during a power outage.
- Use a spring-powered mousetrap as a replacement for an automatic door closer.
- Make cleaning supplies at home.
- You can avoid spending on expensive products to clean your wood burner glass by dipping newspaper in vinegar and ash and wiping it.
- When dealing with uneven floor surfaces, use floor protectors to balance the height discrepancy.
- Add some talcum powder to floorboards and door hinges that make noise.
Finally, many projects can be done without the help of a professional, but it’s also best to know when to invite them instead.