When you’re a first timer doing DIY projects, it is always hard, tricky and sometimes confusing. While the best way to learn is through directly doing the task, these top seven tips and tricks will definitely help you make things a bit easier.
1. Safety Precautions
It is better to be safe than sorry. Safety precautions should always be the top things to keep in mind when doing any DIY projects because big or small mistakes can cost you dearly. At the very least, you should always wear a pair of safety gloves and goggles for protection.
2. Note Down Measurements
Not being organized will result in confusion – not able to recognize which is which, especially if you’re doing a big project. The little trick is to use masking tape for noting down measurements and sticking it on or near the object you are measuring.
3. Removing Screws
Removing rusted old screws can be really hard when you’re redecorating or rebuilding something, but you can loosen it up by applying heat. Using a soldering iron will do the trick!
4. Removing Old Paint from Brushes
Unless you’re buying new brushes for every new project, you will need to clean your brushes. To remove old, hard paint from your paint brushes you need to boil the bristles in white vinegar.
5. Magnetize Your Screwdriver
Take a screwdriver and rub it only in one direction on a magnet, the same way on how you would sharpen your knife on a sharpening stone. This method will help solve the problem of dropping or losing screws.
6. Avoid Plaster Lumps
The most important rule with plaster is to add plaster to the water and not the other way around. If you did add water, then be prepared to deal with a whole lot of lumps.
7. Make a Checklist
Last but definitely not the least, make a checklist of everything you will need and the things you need to do. Write down all the things you need first, make sure that you have all them ready and available before you start, and write down all the steps you needed to do. Write a check mark after doing each step so that you will not get lost in the middle of your work.
We have now come to the end of our top 7 DIY tips and tricks for beginners but you can also find many more great articles on various sites. As we have mentioned before, nothing can replace hands-on experience, but hopefully, this awesome tips will make sure life as a handyman easier.