Painting & Decorating Tips
Taking time and a little effort to properly prepare your room before painting, and using the right tools for the job, can help you achieve a really professional finish.
Ensure the surfaces to be painted are free from dust, oil, grease, polish and moisture. Use a sponge and bucket of soapy water to clean areas to be painted.
Fill any cracks or small holes using an appropriate filler. Sand over walls and skirting boards to create a smooth surface to ensure paint will adhere effectively and evenly.
To help create a professional looking paint job, use Duck masking tape to cover and protect any areas not to be painted.
Apply the Duck masking tape in small sections and do not stretch the tape.
Protect your flooring using Duck masking tape and dust sheets
Paint your desired wall or surface, following the manufacturer’s recommendations. A quality brush makes it easier to apply paint evenly. The right roller is dependent on the type of paint being applied, so look for a roller that is specified for type of paint you are using (i.e., gloss, emulsion, etc.
Once you have painted, remove masking tape at a 90-degree angle before paint fully cures.
How to Make a Duck Tape® Wallet
You Will Need
Duck Tape® Scissors Ruler Optional: stickers, permanent markers
Make a Duck Tape sheet that is 18cm long by four strips wide. Do this by laying out strips of Duck Tape, sticky side up and slightly overlapping, on your work surface. Lay the same number of strips sticky side down on top of that first layer and trim the edges
Fold the sheet in half so you have a rectangle.
Use a piece of tape about 4 inches long to seal the edge on one of the short sides of the rectangle. Trim off the extra tape.
Fold the wallet in half so the short sides line up. Note: Do this before taping the other side so that the wallet will fold without bulges.
Keep the wallet in the folded position, trim any excess, and tape the other side.
Why not personalize the wallet with your initials, or a personal picture?
Duck Tape® Home & Garden Ideas & Tip
Duck Tape® Tip 1
Fix cracked toys, balls and lunchboxes
Duck Tape® Tip 2
Repair a leaking hosepipe
Duck Tape® Tip 3
Write your child’s name on a piece of tape to help identify toys, bottles, bags, bikes, etc.
Duck Tape® Tip 4
Patch holes in jeans and T-shirts
Duck Tape® Tip 5
Tape a plastic bag around casts or bandages to prevent them from getting wet when swimming or bathing
Duck Tape Tip 6
Make easy crafts such as a wallet, bookmark or picture frame out of Duck Tape®
Duck Tape® Tip 7
Use a piece for last-minute repairs to hems on trousers or dresses
Duck Tape® Tip 8
Remove lint or hair from clothes and dresses
Duck Tape® Tip 9
Secure wires to the floor or Christmas Lights to your gutters
Duck Tape® Tip 10
Make temporary repairs to a hole in your vacuum cleaner hose
Duck Tape® Tip 11
Secure a fence support or trees and shrubs in your garden
Duck Tape® Tip 12
Temporarily repair the cracks in your greenhouse