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Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

How to Minimize Risks when Painting Your Home

How to Minimize Risks when Painting Your Home

Paints contain chemicals, sorry of which could harm you if you ingested enough. Lead is the most frequently found and most widely publicised toxic material in paint. A number of years ago nearly all primers contained lead it was considered to be an indispensable ingredient. Nowadays, few lead-based primers are sold and modern primers without lead […]

How to Clean a Playroom

How to Clean a Playroom

Children generally do not mind how tidy their bedroom, nursery or play­room is – it is only you who cares, so tidy it yourself if you want it to look nice. It is better not to force small children to help tidy, or it may put them off doing it when they get older. When […]

How to Deal With Hiding Damp

How to Deal With Hiding Damp

One of the traditional methods for ‘cur­ing’ or, more correctly, masking rising damp is to dry-line an internal wall with plasterboard mounted on a batten frame – leaving a ventilated air space between the lining and the wall. This measure can be adopted for penetrating damp too, but it is expensive and it is much […]

How to Choose a Toilet Seat

How to Choose a Toilet Seat

Choosing a toilet seat is simply a matter of picking out the right color, right? Wrong. Besides the plain-Jane toilet seats that everyone is used to, there are also padded soft seats, seats with sculpted designs in the lid, seats that accept a fabric or wallpaper insert in the lid, and even seats with guitar-body […]

How to Repair Tree Bark

How to Repair Tree Bark

If you have a damaged tree in your yard that has suffered damaged to its bark, there is something you can do to help. Repairing tree bark requires some observation and patience, but it is not a difficult process to undertake. The tree’s bark functions much like a human being’s skin. It’s a protection for […]

How to use a Whetstone

How to use a Whetstone

A whetstone is a tool, which is used to sharpen the knives and also other types of cutting devices. It is also called as water stones or sharpening stones. Whetstone looks like in flat shape or it can be in three-dimensional. Among other tools, razors, chisels, using whetstone sharpens knives and scissors. The whetstone consists […]

How to Deal With Rising Damp

How to Deal With Rising Damp

Rising damp can be dealt with in one of two ways. In the first, the problem itself is not cured but its effects are covered up by lining the inside wall of the house so that the dampness does not appear on the new surface. In the second, the problem is cured by installing a […]

How to Renovate Hotels

How to Renovate Hotels

Renovating a hotel gives you more equity in your investment. Although a great way to increase the property’s value and keep your customers interested, you will find the challenges surrounding renovating a hotel vast and varied. Give particular thought to how you want potential guests to perceive your property and start increasing potential cash flow […]

How to Use things around the House a Second time Round

How to Use things around the House a Second time Round

Where previous generations repaired and mended, we rush out to buy replacements. And where they depended on glass and crockery, now even organic food comes cocooned in plastic and cardboard—modern packaging may prevent more food from spoiling, but it also adds significantly to the ton or so of dustbin rubbish the average household throws away […]

How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

For many home owners it retaining wall are great to build wood retaining walls so that you can prevent messy erosion of soil in the garden or at the back of your house. Some gardens will be transformed into beautiful and artistic garden when wood retaining walls are made but it still depends on your […]

How to Plan a Formal Dinner Party at Your House

How to Plan a Formal Dinner Party at Your House

If you plan your dinner party carefully, you’ll enjoy it much more. You want to enjoy as much time as you can sitting with your guests, and not spend the evening rushing to and from the kitchen. Decide on the main course, then plan a starter and dessert to complement it. Check your guests’ dietary […]

How to Use Paint Pads

How to Use Paint Pads

A paint pad has a handle, a backing plate, a thin layer of foam and a flat pad of mohair pile which is used to apply the paint. A wide range of sizes and handle styles is available. Standard pads are flat and rectangular and they vary in size from about 50 x 60mm to […]

How to Add Living Space by Getting Realistic Drawings

How to Add Living Space by Getting Realistic Drawings

With most renovations, you will want to have at least a sketch to see what your project will look like when it’s complete. However, when you add room, you want more detailed drawings. You should get sev­eral elevations of the exterior as well as fairly detailed drawings of the interior, especially where the addition connects […]

How to Build Frameless Cabinets

How to Build Frameless Cabinets

The world of modern houses is built up of beautiful decorations and beautiful interior designs. To some people that love to make their houses beautiful cabinets is also a great way to make the house elegant. Architectural designs of cabinets are made right exactly what the owner wants. You can have it traditionally made or […]

How to Build a Swing Set

How to Build a Swing Set

Just about all children love to play on swings. Everyone has fond memories of swinging at the park enjoying long hours of contentment. Metal swings can rust after rain and heat. However, a swing set made out of wood may be a better option. Here is how you can make a swing set. Difficulty: Moderately […]

How to Build a Grape Trellis

How to Build a Grape Trellis

Do you grow grapevines and need a trellis? Here are a few tips on how to build your own trellis and decide what size fits  your needs best. It is not as difficult as it may seem. Here is a step by step way to build a grape trellis with moderate ease and simplicity. Read […]

How to Use Chakra and Its Seven Centers as an Energy Source

How to Use Chakra and Its Seven Centers as an Energy Source

Derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “rotating wheel,” the term chakra has been used to connote energy and force permeating throughout the human body. This concept revolves around having seven focal points of force from the body’s head to torso called the seven primary chakras. These chakras are identified as the base or source of […]

How to Use a Grout Bag

How to Use a Grout Bag

Any person who place roofing tile for a surviving can tell you that grout is a necessary component to placing them. The grout is a cement and gravel combination that is mixed with some water to load in among joint when placing roofing tiles to a surface. This assists to retain liquid from getting beneath […]

How to Make Bench Cushions

How to Make Bench Cushions

Comfortable seating positions are very important so that you will be able to relax while you are in your living room. Here is a great way to know on How to make bench cushions in the living room. This is an easy project which only requires fewer materials and can be changed anytime as you […]

How to Make Weather Vanes

How to Make Weather Vanes

Weather vanes are very good instruments for experiment and play. They tell us the direction of the wind. Making weather vanes at home is really simple. You can use items that are present in the kitchen or at your own storage rooms. To make a fun weather vane, try to think of a theme that […]