Top DIY Tips This Easter
26th March 2014
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April is just a few days away; the days are getting longer, evenings lighter and the Easter Bunny is loading his basket with goodies to hide around our gardens.

For many of us, it's time to think about taking on those DIY challenges we've been putting off. The Easter weekend is an ideal time to get stuck in.

I've scouted around, asking a couple of Sudbury enthused DIY-ers to share their DIY top tips

1. Now is a good time to refelt the shed, so it's water tight ready for the wet weather and the colder days later on in the year

2.Treat shed with wood preservative. If you have chickens, it's worth giving their coop a layer or two of wood preserve too.

3 Spray the lawn with weed killer, sow grass seed on some bald patches

4. Never start a job you can't finish.

5. Always make sure you have all of the tools you need to hand before you start and you know how to use them.

6. Never drill into anything unless you know what's in there. If in doubt, get in a professional, especially if electrics are involved

7. Never think you're not going to make a mess. Dust gets everywhere and comes from everything. Dust sheets at the ready!

8. Invest in a good tool. They don't have to be the most expensive, but don't scrimp. Like cheap bin bags, they'll be a false economy and you'll end up paying more.

9. Measure twice cut once. It's always best to double check you have the correct measurements before you get that saw out and do unreversable damage

10. Plastering is a job for a professional plasterer, unless you're very experienced.

11. Look after your tools and they will look after you

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Penny W

Member since: 17th March 2014

Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens

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