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Pretty in pink (then it goes white)
Review of Everbuild Pinkgrip Solvent Free by alliewallie

Advantages: Easy to use, the pink helps to indicate when it has dried, no nasty smell
Disadvantages: Keeps a slight pink tinge sometimes so doesn't always dry perfectly white

Even though we still have a lot of work to do around the house for the time being we are concentrating on the bedroom or bedrooms that will eventually be used by our adopted child or children (that is if they ever get here, it is a slow process!!). We ar ... Read review

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e :o) by euphie
That's a new one on me - which is why I find Ciao so appealing when it is at its best as here. R. by RICHADA
exceptional

21.06.2015 10:37
Junior came to the rescue of a hacked off hubby!
Review of Irwin Junior Hacksaw by sellerleygirl

Advantages: Sturdy, durable tool
Disadvantages: Handle is just a little too smooth

~~~ Irwin Junior Hacksaw ~~~ ~~~ Introduction ~~~ I dread the moment that DIY is needed in our house!! I need a bottle of Valium to cope with the moods and groans of my husband as everything gets the blame for his mistakes! So when we move ... Read review

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Good review by Expo
I saw the name of the product and thought it was a child's version! x by jo-1976
very helpful

21.06.2015 09:35
A mighty mini
Review of Homebase Mini Roller Set by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: Simple to use. Good quality.
Disadvantages: Flimsy paint tray. Roller sleeve does not pick up much paint.

...this Mini Roller Set from Homebase for a small area of glossing that needed to be done on the back of an internal door.  My husband has asthma so glossing has to be completed while he is out of the house, I had planned to repaint the whole doo ... Read review

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vh by thedevilinme
Vh by top-reviewz

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very helpful

21.06.2015 08:51
Why a screw from Timberlok would beat a screw from Timberlake
Review of Fastenmaster Timberlok Wood Screw by koshkha

Advantages: Really quick and easy to use.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive

You have to write about this Like the non-reviewing partners of many Ciao members, my husband is pretty indifferent to what I get up to on the site. He doesn’t read my reviews or show any particular interest in what I might be writing about. That’s f ... Read review

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You did a great job - T would be impressed with your review by catsholiday
Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
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20.06.2015 20:28
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Varnishing without a brush
Review of PlastiKote Polyurethane Varnish Spray by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: Fuss free when you know what you're doing. Creates a good finish.
Disadvantages: Requires a level of skill to master use

I used PlastiKote Polyurethane Varnish Spray when I first started my home business of creating decorative wooden items and ornaments for the home.  I was already a confident painter but had not yet developed the skill required for put on a decorative varn ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
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19.06.2015 12:31
Valspar Paint - treading on eggshells....
Review of Valspar Premium Interior Wood & Metal Trim Paint by cr01

Advantages: Nice finish
Disadvantages: Not hard wearing or easy to apply.

In preparation for choosing our decorating materials my beloved used to go through the charade of spending an hour or more rifling through all the pre-mixed tinned paints in B&Q before deciding the exact shade she wanted wasn’t available, and so choosing ... Read review

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My E refused to leave until now, sorry for the delay by bobostrumf
I've only heard of this brand through Ciao reviews x by jo-1976
exceptional

19.06.2015 07:23
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Wrench that nut Stanley
Review of Stanley Chrome Adjustable Wrench by mumsymary

Advantages: adjustable
Disadvantages: none

, I have used many wrenches during my 60 years. You could call it a spanner if you like, I usually call a standard spanner a spanner but an adjustable one a wrench. Now we have got that straight a Wrench is basically an adjustable spanner. It is used fo ... Read review

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Well reviewed by supercityfan
vh by SirJoseph
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19.06.2015 04:43
Use an alternative
Review of Ronseal One Coat Cupboard Paint by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: No advantages.
Disadvantages: Thin paint. Long drying time. Patchy end results.

...bought a 750ml pot of Ronseal cupboard paint when we had a new kitchen fitted.  The old cupboards were in good condition still and the size and positioning of the shelves meant they would be useful for storing the paints, brushes and other tools I use i ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Well described :-) - pricey by ladyofflame

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18.06.2015 08:40
Without doubt the best paint on the market!
Review of Valspar Premium Paint Walls & Ceilings by lottiebates

Advantages: Great formula, amazing colour matching schemes, easy to use, glides on with ease, hard-wearing.
Disadvantages: None!

Review: Valspar Premium Paint, Walls & Ceilings. Honestly, without a doubt the best paint our family have ever used. My nannie used to work in a paint shop for over 30 years and was therefore very experienced in this field. Over the years she had experie ... Read review

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Super review by AnneLorraine1
Not heard of this brand before. Well covered x by jo-1976

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17.06.2015 18:11
Roll out the paint
Review of Homebase Mini Roller Set by lucie2511

Advantages: Makes painting easier and quicker
Disadvantages: None

...this roller tray set from Homebase when I was painting my lounge as I find that the finished effect of the paint looks much smoother compared with using a normal paintbrush and it also makes the job much quicker. I paid £4 for this set but I didn ... Read review

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Handy info to know. Im about to start painting! by Nar2
A useful set! by Kukana

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A mighty mini
by ANNExTHExFLAN
Value roller set
by danielalong
very helpful

16.06.2015 19:46
Tough and useful
Review of Amtech Contractor Wire Brush by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: Helpful in removing rust. Easy and comfortable to hold. Effective.
Disadvantages: Availability as it's hard to get hold of in physical stores.

...a use for it.  The Amtech Contractors Wire Brush is best described as a scrubbing brush with a handle with metal bristles.   The brush measures slightly over 15cm in le ... Read review

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A good tool by ladyofflame
Useful bit of kit! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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16.06.2015 10:49
Great Value Venetian Blinds
Review of Argos ColourMatch PVC Venetian Blind by Picklewest

Advantages: Look good, cheap
Disadvantages: Annoying to put up

Our Requirements Having moved house towards the end of last year at the time we found ourselves in need of buying many pairs of curtains, net curtains and blinds. Of course the variety is amazing of what is available and the price could really easily ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
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15.06.2015 21:05
Eclipses the competition
Review of Eclipse 70-CP1R by ANNExTHExFLAN

Advantages: Achieves a clean cut. High quality finish.
Disadvantages: I can't think of any.

I have a successful small business making wooden decorations and plaques for the home, I used to contract someone to cut the wooden shapes out but as my online business has grown I've found it more cost effective to purchase the necessary tools and learn ... Read review

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Great review by alliewallie
Vh by pumfster
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14.06.2015 19:52
Wilko Exterior Filler - chalky but does a cheap job
Review of Wilko Come Rain or Shine Exterior Filler by cr01

Advantages: Cheap and does the job
Disadvantages: A little flaky and difficult to manipulate

The task Alas some of our windows are slowly getting to be more filler than wood. We live in a listed property and the wooden windows were last replaced in 1981. As the listing means we have to replace “like for like”, any renovation work would l ... Read review

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vh x by cornishchic
A shame it wasn't easier to dispense the gloop! by Mildew82
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11.06.2015 06:23
Bargain price for Loss Free Paint Brushes
Review of Tesco Loss Free Brush Set by Picklewest

Advantages: Loss free hair, soft handles, accurate, price
Disadvantages: None

Having become a DIYer over the past 6 months I think that I have become fairly proficient at painting despite never having done any before buying our house. So far Rick and I have painted our lounge, bedroom, shelves, glossed our kitchen and banisters, an ... Read review

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That's excellent value by Kukana
VH by Secre
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10.06.2015 13:01
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