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Easy DIY tips for painting walls

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I know there are many readers who have never before tackled a painting project, so this selection of painting tips will assist in making any project job easy DIY!

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Diagnose toilet problems

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If there is one fitting in a bathroom that gives more than a few problems, it is the toilet. Leaks can occur at several points and too much or too little water pressure can keep you awake at night with an orchestra of noise. In this article we take a look at some of the common problems associated with a toilet, and easy DIY fixes.

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Revive an old chest of drawers

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Clever use of paint techniques can breathe new life into old furniture. Internationally renowned Annie Sloan paints were used here to upcycle an old and tired chest of drawers.

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Running a home on generator power

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Rather than wait for the inevitable power outages many homeowners will be looking at the option of buying a portable generator. While a portable generator is the ideal solution if you don’t want to be left in a cold, dark home during winter, you need to be aware of a few tips for safe installation.

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Warm up a home during winter

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As we head for the colder months of the year, many homeowners will be taking their electric or gas heaters, or oil radiators out of storage. For those that don’t have heaters, or need to replace, perhaps it’s time to think about alternative solutions for heating a home.

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Don’t underestimate the power of lemon juice

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When it comes to stubborn stains in the home, nothing is more eco-friendly and easier than using lemon juice. The citric acid in lemons helps break down a variety of hard-to-remove stains, such as hard water stains, limescale and soap scum.

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Easy DIY fix for sluggish taps

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If your taps produce a trickle of water instead of a full flow, don’t automatically blame it on water pressure. Homeowners tend to forget that today’s taps are fitted with a screen filter that blocks solid impurities and more often than not a blocked screen filter can be causing taps to run slower than they should.

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