Home improvement doesn’t get too much of a look in over the winter months. We’re generally all too busy squeezing our eyes shut and pretending our modest California Bungalows are actually Fijian Island paradises to pay too much attention to the reality of our surrounds. Flaws in the exterior of our home may be less noticeable simply because we aren’t spending a great deal of time outside.
Summer- hello, nice to see you again!- is the time to work out what needs improving around the home, and with the aid of a reputable purveyor of hardware like Sunlite Mitre 10, finding the right tools to get you started is easy. The right tools are, after all, the essential ingredient in any home improvement undertaking. We’ve all had the unhappy experience of setting up for a long and productive day of painting the porch/fixing the fence/building a chook shed, only to discover the screwdriver isn’t the one we need, or the paint’s not suitable for the task at hand.
These common setbacks can be avoided simply by having a good chat to a consultant at your local hardware store. If you can tell them what you hope to achieve, they can tell you exactly what you’ll need. Think you don’t need any advice? Ok, let’s look at what’s required to repaint the interior or exterior of your home. If you asked my husband, he’d say ‘paint and paintbrush. We’ll use the dogs bed sheets to protect the floors. Put your wallet away, woman!’
And of course, disaster would ensue. What you actually need to repaint a room is as follows: detergent, paints, sealers, primers, steel wool, sandpaper, turpentine, methylated spirits, paint brushes/rollers, a wire brush, paint tray, goggles, gloves, and hydrochloric acid. Not so simple after all, then, dearest.
With the right tools, you can get the results you want- and before the dawn of the next Ice Age. To learn more about DIY home improvements, visit Sunlite Mitre 10