Are you stuck with hundreds of plastic library cassettes full of drill bits but whenever you open them the one bit you need is missing or broken? Are you starting out in DIY and just want to know what drill bits you need? Hopefully this will be of some help to you. This is an evolving article. I’ve changed my mind what needs to be in it about 150 times now. For the moment I’m settled on these drill bits and I’m comfortable with that.Continue reading “The only 16 drill bits you’ll ever need!”
Learning how to use a tape measure properly is an essential life skill. I’m forever seeing people using this simple tool wrongly and in this article I want to address the most common mistake I see – the difference between taking inside and outside measurements.
Melamine or Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) can be a total nightmare to paint but in this article I’m going to give you a couple of options of how to paint it and get a good finish. So if you’re wondering how do you paint melamine then read on!Continue reading “How to Paint Melamine?”
Dot and dab walls are hated by many and loved by few BUT in this article I’m going to be chatting about how to attach anything to one of these walls with zero hassle. When you know what fixings to use dot & dab can actually be a pleasure to work with. Hopefully you’ll learn to love it as much as I do after reading this.
The humble yellow, red or brown wall plug can take huge loads when used properly. A little while ago we showed that a single red plug can take over quarter of a tonne in concrete. In today’s tips video we’re looking at a few simple tips and techniques to get you of of trouble when you’re attaching things to walls.
Have you ever wanted to attach something really heavy to a wall, floor or ceiling? And I mean stupidly heavy… like giant TVs on cantilever arms, network cabinets or huge, ridiculously heavy radiators? Welcome to the world of the Wall Bolt! Today we’re taking a look at how to use wall bolts / expanding anchors. Continue reading “Heavy Stuff on Walls – How to use Wall Bolts?”
Welcome back to Test Tuesday! Today I’m testing light duty plasterboard fittings to see how much load they can actually handle. These little plugs are only for very light items in drywall such as pictures and mirrors. Continue reading “How Strong are Light Duty Plasterboard Fittings?”
I generally advise customers not to fit floating shelves on drywall if at all possible. No matter how good your fixings are you’re always ultimately limited by the strength of the plasterboard itself. Today I’m finding out how much weight an IKEA Lack shelf can actually take on a hollow wall. Welcome back to Test Tuesday! Continue reading “How Strong is an IKEA Lack Floating Shelf on Plasterboard?”
Ever wondered how strong drywall anchors really are? Today I’m testing some heavy duty drywall anchors to see how much force they can really handle. These are my go-to fixings for attaching heavy items to plasterboard so let’s see how they do – welcome to Test Tuesday!
Getting a good finish on the edges of MDF can be tricky. In this article I’m showing you how to paint MDF edges in under 2 minutes – really simple! I’ve made lots of videos about how to paint MDF so I’m keeping this one as brief as possible! Continue reading “How do you Paint the Edges of MDF?”