Monday, August 10

Buyer’s Guide: DIY Must-Haves to Save You Time & Money this Winter

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South Africa’s damp, winter months are approaching, which tends to put some strain on our homes. If you’re looking to keep your home in tip-top shape this season; we’ve highlighted some DIY must-haves to give you the tools and things you need to solve just about any problem while at home.

Waterproofing & leak sealers

Essentially rubber-paint, Flex Seal is a fantastic product which allows you to simply paint on a coat of rubberised paint, which dries in minutes and provides a waterproof seal. Whether you’re struggling with that pesky drip through a cracked roof or seal a loose pipe, Flex Seal is a great item to have around the house, even if it’s for a ‘just in-case’ scenario.

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Furthermore, you could utilise a combination of a membrane sheet and exterior acrylic paint. You can buy Powafix Powacoat and simply paint the area you’d like to waterproof, apply the membrane evenly on top, and coat it with another layer of paint.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to stock up on paintbrushes!

Wood putty

If you live in a house which has a notable amount of wood around, it’s likely that you’ll have some small chips, broken and ageing areas, and holes here and there. Wood putty makes it easy to mix, mould, and set in a matter of minutes, repairing any type of wood that may need some attention.

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Quick-drying cement

While it may seem like a ‘heavy duty’ item, having ready-to-use cement in your home is easy simple as ever. Quick-drying cement is available in bags or tins, and can help you repair that broken step or improve fixtures around the house with ease.

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The right tools

Of course, having the right tools is pivotal if you want to make the most of your DIY skills at home. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need the biggest, fanciest toolbox in the world – you just need the essentials. A good quality screwdriver set and power-drill will allow you to hang, mount, or repair most things around the house. Tools with rechargeable batteries are also the best, alleviating you from having to run extension-cords throughout the house.

If you need a little help, you can check out our handy guide on the must-have powertools for your home.

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