Category archive: Diy tips

How to Apply Plaster

The one thing that all “professional” plasters have in common is that they are difficult to apply. They come in large unwieldy bags and have to be mixed with water; they normally set more quickly than the do-it-yourself enthusiast can cope with; it is easy to drag them off the wall when you are applying…


Different Types of Clamps and How to Use Them

Many do-it-yourself tasks require two or more sections of a workpiece to be held together temporarily while a more permanent fixing is made, often with glue. A variety of clamps is available for this purpose, many of them with specific uses. Keen woodworkers may make their own clamps (or cramps as they are often called)…