HOMES top tips for looking after your home
It’s important to keep your home in good working order all year round, but especially during winter
If you have problems with your home’s drains, get a professional to jet-wash them so they flow freely.
Finally, sand and clean off the repair, and apply exterior wood paint. DOING some decorating? Read on.
The Harris 9-in and 4-in Tray Inserts 20 Piece Set (reduced to £8.79, Screwfix) is a must-have, and great value.
Before starting to paint, pop one of these transparent plastic inserts in your roller tray (there are 10 for mini-roller trays and 10 for 9-in roller trays in the set) and then pour in the paint.
When you’ve finished, there’s no need to waste time and effort cleaning out the roller tray – simply throw the insert away.
This solves the problem of paint drying in the tray and cracking in future, which can ruin any paint in it. If you’ve got a number of different paint colours on the go, these tray inserts are really useful because you need only use one tray.