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

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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.

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