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These restoration hacks could save you a fortune!

Heme Restoration Hacks Patch Up Plaster Cracks Before Just like new! Don't panic! After Many people believe that cracks represent structural problems, but this isn't always the case. The majority of plaster cracks are cosmetic. You Will Need: Jointing compound v Plaster washers v Masking tape Plastering trowel How? Tape around the area you wish to conceal, then deftly apply jointing compound. Once dry, this will be followed by sanding and painting. The process is simple, but the results are amazing! A Little Paint Goes a Long Way... From dull to daring. Not literally - well, sometimes– but paint can work wonders on a room. If you don't fancy redecorating, just paint over it in the same colour! A fresh coat of paint can revitalise the way a room looks. You Will Need: White base coat v (if you're planning on changing the colour) Paint v Paintbrush Top Tip! Strip varnished wood before glossing to avoid chipping or peeling paint. Flowers are Your Friend Flowers make you smile.. Planting flowers in your front garden, either in planting beds or around the foundation of your house, adds a welcoming appeal to your home from the outside. Why Plant Flowers? You don't have to They're an affordable way to They cover a They're long- lasting and wait for them to lot of visual grow or blossom. add colour. space. return every year. The Kitchen & Bathroom Take Priority Old A space you 'enjoy ´being ´in' Pretty grim VS New Whilst they might not be your favourite rooms of the house, they're certainly the most important. Not only will you spend a vast amount of time in them, they also need to be able to cope with differing temperatures, humidities and a lot more too. But... Sometimes it's not practical or cost-effective to replace kitchen cupboards when you can completely restore them with a bit of effort. So 1970s A little spray paint Restoring Your Furniture Refinishing Wood You Will Need: Scraper tool V Palm sander/Sandpaper Spray-on paint stripper v Disposable cloths White spirit v Oil-based stain v Staining pads v Spray-on clear coat clear coat strip wipe Step 1) Apply paint stripper and allow it to sit on the surface for 5-10 minutes. Step 2) Remove the old finish using a scraper tool, wiping the blade using a cloth between scrape. Step 3) Clean with white spirit, using a cloth to remove any residue from the stripper. scrape Step 4) Sand smooth. Step 5) Wipe down. stain Step 6) Apply stain using a staining pad. Step 7) Remove excess stain with a cloth, wiping with the grain. Step 8) After a couple of coats of stain, apply clear coat for sheen and protection. clean wipe sand Top Tip! Always sand with the grain.Scratches are very hard to see when they run parallel to the grain, but even the lightest of scratches across the grain are obvious. De-Rusting Metal You Will Need: Wire brush v Palm sander /Sandpaper Chip brush v Acetone v Anti-rust primer Clear coat v Oil-based spray paint leave dry scrape Step 1) Scrape furniture with a wire brush. protect Step 2) Palm-sand the bulk of remaining rust. Step 3) Hand sand crevices and hard-to-reach areas. Step 4) Use acetone and a cloth to wipe the chair down. palm šand Step 5) Apply rust-preventative primer, spraying slowly for uniform coverage. spray Step 6) Spray paint the chair, again rust-preventative properties will be beneficial. Spray slowly and not too close to the chair; avoid drips and overspray. Step 7) Protect with clear coat sealer, lightly sanding between coats for a smooth finish. hand sand Step 8) Leave to dry. spray wipe Top Tip! There are plenty of ingredients around the house that are also great for removing rust; try using vinegar or lemon juice and an old toothbrush! Additional Tips: Check the value of a Make a plan and devote enough time for you to see the project through Establish a budget and piece of furniture before stick to it. Costs can you start restoring it. If it's a valuable antique it easily mount up if you to the end. keep purchasing extra might be worth more bits here and there. before restoration. Keep a 'how-toʻ guide handy at all times - Keep hold of any spare tools or materials you everyone gets stuck from time to time! don't use - you might need them again. SOURCES: diynetwork.com buzzfeed.com oldhouseonline.com howdoesshe.com BINGHAN STORAGE www.binghamselfstorage.co.uk SELF

These restoration hacks could save you a fortune!

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Do you want to add value to your home, or transform the way it looks both inside and out, but don't quite have the budget to do so? Fear not, as we've got a range of useful tips for you that you can...

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