DIY PREP WE’RE TEMPTED TO SKIP, BUT DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T

At the risk of sounding like your Year 11 English teacher, a job well done is all in the preparation you put in.  It was true back in high school and it’s true for your next DIY job, too.

Michael Duffy, former Blockhead and expert on all things renovation, admits to being “one for rushing in, picking up the tools and thinking ‘oh I’ll just be careful’. But that approach rarely works out,” he concedes.

His advice? Take a little bit of extra care and precision before diving into a DIY project, saving yourself time and hassle later on.

Here’s Michael’s low-down on the painting and DIY prep tasks that should never be skipped.

Cover all surfaces
Fill holes and gaps
Sand surfaces
Move furniture aside
Remove fixtures
Sugar soap the walls
Set up a work station

To read the full article and each point in detail which has been presented by Selleys, click here