by Sally Boone
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
Everyone should be his or her own handyman or handywoman, for that matter. If you have enough time on your hands, why not learnthe skills to fix that table or to change the wallpaper instead of hiring someone to do it, right?
It won’t only save you hard-earned bucks but will also give you that sense of fulfillment that you know you’ve been longing for for quite some time now.
Here are a few home touchup tips that you can master in as little time as possible.
1. Don’t get out the paintbrush when the Sun is not shining.
Why?. A paint job will go smoothly and the finish will be just as smooth if the weather is dry. You don’t want bubbles in your paintjob.
One way to ensure that any effervescence won’t annoy the finish of your painted walls is to apply paint when it’s not raining. This also applies to your revarnishing table tops with rustic coats of varnish.
2. Shield your interiors from dust.
Common sense should tell you that if you are not into transferring your appliances or furniture set outside while doing some work you have to do some heavy work ridding the dust or any debris that your project may put on them.
Covering them tight with plastic will be a good idea. Now if you have a permanently-carpeted floor, it won’t hurt to lay some newspaper before painting or re-painting any wall, right?
3. Be health-conscious.
Need I say more? But how do you implement health benefiting tips when it comes to home improvement projects?
Aside from having the electrical devices used properly and sharp objects kept somewhere safe and out of children’s reach, there are other ways to prioritize your safety and health while doing any fix-ups.
Choose paints that release less fumes. Lacquer paints and those oil-based types can contain more contaminants compared to the latex kinds. So, which should you choose?
If you are working with furniture, fasten them. Don’t use glue if it can be helped. This is to lessen the outgassing of the wood.
Always make sure that you have good ventilation when doing anyhome improvement project. Any strange smell may harm the respiratory system of your family or household members.
4. Work completely-armed.
There’s no easy way to fail in your home improvement endeavor than to start without ensuring that you have the complete set of appropriate tools.
With those tips, you are ready to learn the more complicated ways of dealing with a home improvement project.
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