For some reason when the weather becomes warmer and the sun begins to shine we notice lots of little jobs that need doing that we were perfectly happy putting up with during winter.
It’s no surprise that the first bank holiday of the month sees flocks of homeowners descending on the DIY stores for repair equipment, decorating equipment or even bathrooms and kitchens to give the house a complete overhaul.
As long as you’re stocked up with the essential power tools you’ll be able to spend this sunny weekend taking care of all of those little jobs so that the next time the sun shines you can enjoy it, relaxing in the garden with a good book!
This is one of the most popular power tools in spring as suddenly homeowners realise that the exterior of the house needs a good spruce up. Hanging baskets, gutters, decorations, and bird houses are all fixed to the wall easily with the use of a masonry drill.
You can even build your own barbecue, use it indoors to drill into brick or use in the bathroom for drilling into tiles.
It’s recommended that when hanging brackets or plaques to the outside of the house that you drill directly into the brick rather than the mortar as the brick will create a firm anchor point whereas the mortar may just crumble away.
Most domestic drills will have the ability to use masonry drill bits so you don’t have to buy a completely different drill, however avoid skimping as a better quality make will last a lifetime.
Power Washer or Compressor
The compressor is a fantastic piece of kit for anyone interested in DIY, it can add force and power to many power tools using compressed air. There’s no better time to use one than now, and a power washer will make your house sparkle. A good power washer will remove all of the moss and mud stuck between patio tiles, it will clean the conservatory roof allowing you to enjoy that sunshine from the inside and when you’re done you can even clean the car saving you money at the car wash!
Anyone that has upgraded from a manual screwdriver to an electric one will testify that there is absolutely no comparison. The electric screwdriver will save you time allowing you to either enjoy the finer things in life or crack on with more DIY projects.
Over winter the central heating combined with the moisture in the air causes many internal doors to swell, these result in weight that leave them poor fitting and squeaky. Your new electric screwdriver will make short work of rehanging
doors along with a myriad of other tasks such as building flat pack furniture, putting up shelves and updating the curtain poles!