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Trend report: Upcycling

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Upcycling is a popular décor trend, giving gently used furniture a new lease on life. easyDIY spoke to Vanessa Stylianou, owner of Revival Emporium, about how she built a business around the trend.

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Easy DIY way to deal with peeling paint

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Home DIY can be daunting for even the most experienced or well-practiced handyman. This makes having the necessary arsenal to solve tough home improvement problems – or in some cases turn your paint disaster into a DIY showpiece – a fundamental requirement before tackling the task at hand.

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Toolbox for home maintenance and repair

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When you decide that it’s time to start doing your own home maintenance repair projects in and around the home, there are a few essential hand and power tools, or products that you need to add to your toolbox.

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Stains on ceiling a sure indication of a leak

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So you recently noticed stains on the ceiling. Thank goodness it is only a stain and not the drip-drip of water on your head. A stain on the ceiling isn’t necessarily a sign of impending doom but it is a sure sign that you have a leak, albeit a small one.

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Tool Talk: High Pressure Cleaners

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A high pressure cleaner is a very handy piece of equipment when doing a variety of DIY tasks at home. easyDIY spoke to industry expert Rod Dolpire of Kränzle South Africa.

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How to adjust Euro or concealed hinges

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Fitted as standard on the majority of kitchen cabinet and closet doors, Euro or concealed hinges were specifically designed to make installation easier for installers. The design allows for adjustments simply by setting the screws that are an integral part of the hinge itself

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Tips for maintaining a timber garage door

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A single or double garage is standard for many South African homes. As a measure of security, a garage allows us to have a place to keep our motor vehicles safe and protect them from the sometimes harsh weather we experience. But since most garages are sited at the entrance to a property for convenience, a garage door also adds or detracts to curb appeal.

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