Top 10 Diy tips

Keep Your Fingernails Dry And Clean

All problems start with germs and bacteria. You must make sure that there is no scope for them to breed. Clean your nails regularly and make sure you dry them after washing. This also prevents dirt and bacteria from accumulating under your nails. However, don’t overdo it; nails soaked in water for long durations may lead to splits. When you need to wash dishes, it is best to protect your fingernails with gloves. You also need to ensure that the skin around the nails is clean and dirt-free too. What we recommend is you take a toothbrush and apply some salt onto it and use it to scrub your nails and the skin around them gently. Back To TOC

Stop Biting Your Nails

Biting your nails causes a lot of damage. In addition to making your nails look pathetic, the contact with your saliva makes them weak and brittle. It also harms your cuticles. Also, putting fingers in your mouth transmits the dirt and germs from your fingers to your mouth. We advise you to apply a nail paint that smells bad and puts you off to help you stop biting your nails. Back To TOC

Tame Your Cuticles

Cuticles are very delicate and get ruptured easily. Taking good care of your cuticles is a crucial part of nail care. If you have hanging skin or nail, handle it carefully – trim it gently so that it doesn’t stick out or cause more pain. Do not bite or pick the cuticles. Make sure you moisturize your cuticles – apply either coconut or almond oil to the cuticles and massage gently to nourish them. Back To TOC

Understand what the term “sandpaper grit” means.

The term “grit” specifies the size of abrasive materials which can pass through a mesh screen. For example, a grit 16, specifies that the abrasive particles passed through a mesh screen with 16 openings as shown below. Whereas, a grit 64 specifies that the abrasive particles passed through a mesh screen with 64 openings. Consequently, the lower the grit number, the coarser the abrasive.

Maintain Hygiene

Clean your nails regularly and make sure all your nail tools are periodically washed and sanitized. Make sure that your nails don’t grow too long as that makes it easier for the dirt to accumulate below the nails. Apply natural disinfectants on your nails like tea tree oil to keep the bacteria away and protect your nails from germs. Back To TOC

Make a DIY Flash Bounce Card

Lighting modifiers make up a big chunk of the DIY photography tricks floating out there on the web. From using a business card to bounce your flash to a milk jug diffuser. This tutorial from 30Five Millimeter doesn’t look like some random household object. But it’s still cheap. By shaping a bounce card out of foam and velcro, you get the same benefits, without the tacky look. Creating the foam bounce card softens the direct light of the flash for more flattering light. But be forewarned, the light doesn’t reach quite so far once softened.

Make sure to start with a sandpaper grit that is coarse enough.

The first and most important step in sanding is to start with a coarse enough sand paper. This maybe one of the biggest mistakes beginners make. You will typically find it takes far more work to remove the initially tear-out and saw marks, than to remove the scratches left by a lower grit sandpaper.

Spray Painting Furniture Hardware

In most of my projects, I spray paint the furniture hardware instead of replacing the hardware or cleaning it up.  This option is not only easy but can give the hardware a brand new look that is just as durable as the original finish.  My  Beginner’s Guide to Painting Furniture includes a video where I show you how to spray paint the hardware for all of my furniture makeover posts.

Use A Moisturizer

Dry and flakiness are as bad for your nails as they are for your skin. Nails are very delicate and tend to break off easily. Moisturize them to make them strong. Choose from a range of hand creams, cuticle oil/creams or moisturizing oils that will help keep your nails and cuticles shiny and healthy. Back To TOC

The Best Way to Spray Paint Door Knobs

We saved hundreds of dollars by spray painting our old door hardware instead of buying new.  Here is the full tutorial on how to make sure that your newly painted door knobs last for years to come: How to Spray Paint Door Hardware