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Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

Dancing on the ceiling: How to paint a ceiling

How to paint a ceilingWhen starting a paint job, always begin with the ceiling before you get stuck into the walls or skirting boards. This avoids paint splashes on areas that you have already painted.

Preparation is key.

  • Cover all furniture and flooring.
  • Use a step ladder and a roller to get maximum paint coverage in the quickest time.
  • Using an extension handle on the …
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How to clean paint brushes

How to clean paint brushes

Paintbrushes

So you have decided to do a paint job and have rooted out those old paint brushes that you neglected to clean the last time you had a surge of painting enthusiasm. So what to do? Can these brushes be saved? Well, fear not. All is not lost.

Obviously, cleaning brushes immediately after use is the best option. If the brush has …

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Top Tip to help clean your BBQ

Top Tip to help clean your BBQ

Dirty BBQ and home cleaning mixture to help remove the grim

Its looks like its shaping up to be another great weekend! I”m one for cautious optimism but Met Eireann is forecasting “a good deal of dry weather, and with some good sunny spells developing” and I think it’s time to finally break out the BBQ. I haven’t lifted …

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Diswasher Alternative: Hands that do dishes

Diswasher Alternative: Hands that do dishes

Get your Marigolds outVerdict is in and we say: Get those marigolds out, save some cash and care for the environment by washing dishes by hand.

Dishwashers are notorious for eating up electricity. Try hand washing dishes for a couple of months to see if there”s a noticeable change in your electricity bill. The days of “I don”t do dishes” are behind us. …

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Heir to the throne: How to upgrade your toilet

Heir to the throne: How to upgrade your toilet

Throne

Upgrading or replacing your toilet seat can give a new lease of life to a bathroom. There are so many models and designs in shops these days that you can really make a statement in the bathroom.

There”s no need to call the plumber for this job. Just choose the model and style for your bathroom. Most toilet seats are secured to the toilet …

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Hard or Soft Water: Does it make a difference?

Hard or Soft Water: Does it make a difference?

WaterWell yes it does. Hard water is usually heavy in minerals. Not only can it give you dry skin, it can also leave a scummy residue around taps, sinks, baths and showers. The residue can cause corrosion and rust to develop on affected areas. Depending on the type of water you have, you should use different cleaning products in your home.

So how do …

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Fruity scents for the home: Lemon Fresh Air

Fruity scents for the home: Lemon Fresh Air

Lemons

Lemons are not just a great accompaniment to a nice piece of fish, a salad dressing or my fave, a G ‘n’ T. They also work well as a great way to freshen up the stale air in your home.

This is a simple, cheap and environmentally way to freshen up your home without the toxic, choking effect you get from most shop bought …

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