The Greatest DIY Tips in the World by Chris Jones
This superb collection of useful, money-saving DIY tips and ideas covers simple electrics, plumbing, painting and decorating, tiling, carpentry and general building work around the home. Chris Jones and Brian Lee have both been tradesmen for over 25 years, so this easy to understand book benefits from their experiences and tricks of the trade. Did you know: a mini glue brush can be made with a ballpoint pen and a piece of string? Hardened paintbrush bristles can be made soft again using hot vinegar? A drop of car wax will keep your steel measuring tape running smoothly? A little black pepper added to fresh putty will stop the birds pecking at it? You can use a comb to hold tacks in place when knocking them in? This book makes DIY fun rather than a chore and is an essential gift for the toolbox of every DIY enthusiast.