Having worked with DickiesStore previously, I am well aware that they come up with some of the most interesting tips and hacks for all your DIY projects.
If you are planning some home improvement over the coming weeks then, I have listed 15 of my favourite tips below. And, if that’s not enough, then DickiesStore are giving you the chance to win of their body warmers and a vintage print iPad case. See the details at the bottom of this post.
1. Avoid painting screws/keyholes by covering them with Vaseline.
2. Try this handy spray paint trick in box to keep things tidy.
3. Did you know you can use onions to absorb paint fumes?
4. Catch paint drops by attaching a container lid to your brush.
5. Use aluminium foil to protect taps and other awkward objects while painting.
6. Before painting metal, wipe it down with vinegar to keep the paint from peeling.
7. Soak gunky paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to clean them.
8. To get an antique “shabby chic” look, rub a candle over the wood.
9. Put your paintbrush in the fridge to keep it soft for use the next day without having to clean it.
10. Place a rubbish bag over the toilet tank so you can paint around it easily.
11. Use tape to paint a door and protect the hinges.
12. Use a lint roller to take the fuzz off your paint roller before you start painting.
13. Store a paint roller in a plastic bag inside a Pringles can for extra convenience.
14. Make a convenient paint and paint brush holder from a plastic bottle.
15. Did you know you can paint concrete for a great effect outdoors?
DickiesStores hope you will find these tips helpful and they are also offering up two prizes in their latest giveaway on my blog.
First up is a body warmer, which has the following features:
- Diamond quilted design
- Canvas over shoulder panels.
- Outer: 100% polyester, 100gsm.
- Light Padding (60gsm)
Together with the body warmer, you could win an iPad case. Details as follows:
- Velcro fastening on the inside to secure iPad.
- Vintage Dickies print.
- To fit the iPad 3 or 4.
To be in with a chance of winning, just complete the Gleam Widget below.
Please click on the link for terms and conditions for this giveaway: DickiesStores October Giveaway Terms and Conditions