Make paint last longer by storing paint cans upside down
When a paint can is stored upside down, the paint creates an absolutely airtight seal, which will make your paint last longer.
The obvious caveat to this tip is to make sure the lids are sealed tightly.
Follow these five essential steps to achieve a professional-looking paint job.
How to repair scratched glasses
Scratched eyeglasses are a real nuisance and make it hard to see.
If your glasses don’t have antiglare or scratch coating on them, here’s how to get minor scratches out.
Put a drop of Brasso on a 100 per cent cotton cloth (the softer the better).
Apply the product to the lenses, let it dry completely, and then polish out the scratches.
While you are repairing scratches, easily repair nicks on wooden furniture by following these expert tips.
How to make an outdoor tap last longer
When you turn off a frost-proof tap, water continues to trickle out of the long pipe even after the valve is closed.
When people see that water, they often assume the valve didn’t close, so they crank down harder, which over-compresses the washer, greatly reducing its life.
Patience is the key. Wait a second or two after closing the valve.
The water should eventually stop (unless you’ve already destroyed the washer).
If the tap’s dripping it probably needs a new washer. Here’s how to replace it.