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If you own a yacht, we’re sure you are aware of how much they cost! Maintaining your boat is not only a good idea for safety purposes, but it will also increase the boat’s longevity. There is a wide variety of things you can do to make sure your boat stays in tip-top condition. Some […]

wash me written into car dirt

For some, cleaning your car seems like a chore and so a lot of people decide to get it professionally cleaned instead. However, if you are one of those who prefer to do the job yourself, you may not have all the products you need to get a professional-looking clean. While you may have the […]

A variety of wallpaper tools

When most people think of essential decorating tools, they will think, “paintbrush, paint roller, paint tray and masking tape”. While this is a good start, there are many other essential items you should have in your kit. Whether you’re a D.I.Y-er or professional, take a look and see what tools we recommend to make your […]

multiple coloured tins of paint

Most of us think that storing paint is easy. Put the lid back on the can and pop it away – simple! However, if you do this you may find that when you come to use the paint again, it may have gone bad. Sadly, tons and tons of paint gets unnecessarily thrown away every […]

sanding out stain

Staining your wood is a common and effective way to bring it to life. However, sometimes the application can go wrong, maintenance may have been forgotten about or perhaps you just want to change up how your wood looks. Removing wood stains may seem like a long task, but with the right products, it can […]

Fishing boat at sea

In the event of something bad happening to your boat you will want to be sure you are safely covered. Boat insurance isn’t actually a legal requirement in most states. However, this doesn’t mean it is not worth having. When investing thousands of dollars into something like a boat, it is generally recommended to insure it. […]

Pergola in a garden

Building and installing a pergola in your garden isn’t as complicated as it may seem. We will take you through step by step and show you what you need and how to do it. What is a pergola? Planning Materials Tools Installation Step 1 – Fixing the upright posts Step 2 – Fixing the main […]

sailor looking out to sea

Do you know your pushpit from your pulpit and your aft from your auxiliary? If you don’t want to be left high and dry, it’s important to know all of the sailing terms before you set sail on the open seas. Sailing jargon, which is packed with technical terms, can seem intimidating at the start. […]

multi-levelled raised garden bed

Have you ever wanted to build a raised garden bed but are unsure of how to go about it? Well we’re here to show you how! Building anything from scratch can seem a little daunting, but we’re here to show you just how easy it is to build your very own raised garden bed! There […]

How to remove rust from metal

Rust, or iron oxide, can be aesthetically pleasing to some, but others may find it unsightly and if not removed or maintained can be the cause of irreparable damage. If you have found a tool, a metal fence or even patio tiles that have succumbed to rust, there are a few ways of removing it. […]

Transyl being applied to a motor

It is very easy for your precious things to become damaged due to the effects of rust. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly easy for metal to rust so we recommend using a rust inhibitor to protect it from the elements. To understand why you need a rust inhibitor, we firstly need to understand what creates rust in […]

grey wood pool deck

Owning a pool is an amazing luxury that when looked after will last you years and years. Whether you choose to use yours for keeping fit and getting in those laps, or you just want somewhere to cool off the main element of pool ownership should never be forgotten; maintenance. If you do not maintain […]

hardwood decking finished with D1 Pro

Having a garden deck has now become extremely popular and due to its popularity, a variety of materials are now available to suit everyone. Hardwood decking was the number 1 material for many years, but as times have changed so have people’s needs and budgets. To get a fair comparison of the two, we need […]

Boat on the sea

Spring is now officially here, so now you can finally get your boat Summer ready! The time has come to de-winterise your boat and get ready to go cruising around the water again. We know this is a task every boat owner wants to get on with, but do you know how to get your […]

How to strip wood

We’ve been tackling the difficult process of stripping wood. Whether you’re stripping wood oils from your decking or paint from your garden furniture we can help you to find the most appropriate stripper and teach you how to use it. Here we are going to cover: The Owatrol Wood Stripper Range Why The Previous Coating […]

man painting and protecting metal with CIP

Do you have a metal gate, fence or piece of furniture in your yard that you want to paint but are not sure how to go about doing so? Some people are put off of painting metal surfaces as they can be a little tricky to get a good finish. However, you need not to […]