Fixing and reviving things around the house can sometimes seem like a major challenge. It can also be expensive to hire an expert to come in and sort minor problems, so it is much better if homeowners are blessed with the knowledge of how to deal with repair work. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing hacks out there that make tough-looking jobs much easier. Here are three great tricks of the trade that you can put to good use in your home.
Masking Tape for Patterns on Walls
Painting a room in your own house can be an enjoyable experience, and there is no beating the feeling of accomplishment when you have finished. However, for some people, simply painting a room with one colour is not enough. If you want to create walls that look like pieces of artwork, you may want to add some patterns to the paintwork. This is something that you really don’t want to get wrong, though, so it is important to start off with a plan of action.
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Design the patterns on paper first, until you have come up with something you are happy with. When painting on a wall, you need to be able to achieve straight lines and a ruler won’t cut it in this situation. The best method is to put masking tape down in the shape of your chosen pattern. You can then paint over this to get the background colour. When you’ve finished, remove the masking tape to reveal the wonderful pattern.
Fixing Tiles with Glue
Broken ceramic tiles can be an eyesore, and they also look incredibly difficult to deal with. Calling a tiler to come in and sort them is going to be expensive, though, so you need to know how to repair them yourself. When it comes to broken tiles, super glue is widely considered to be the best option for this form of assembling job. This is because it doesn’t need to be mixed with anything else, and it dries quickly.
When you need to repair a tile, put the pieces of the puzzle together first so you know where each one goes. Then you can apply the superglue and watch it return to its former glory as if by magic.
Refreshing Countertops with Specialised Contact Paper
Countertops can start to look dull as they lose their shine over time, and that once wonderful-looking kitchen no longer impresses your guests. One popular option to deal with this is to freshen them up with contact paper. This is decorative paper with a sticky backing, so you can simply cut it and place it down easily. No expertise is required for this, but it’s a great hack to give your kitchen a cheap makeover.
These hacks have barely scratched the surface of what’s possible. There are plenty of other tricks that you can learn from online articles and YouTube videos. Once you’ve used a few, you’ll find yourself becoming a DIY master.
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