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Home Repairs in 2020

Written by Nigel Simpkins

2020 has seen a lot of people in the UK turn their attention to their homes and interiors. Between lockdowns and quarantines, there’s sometimes not been as much to do come the weekends. Many local Southport businesses have had to adapt with the times. The Woodlands Animal Sanctuary has organised some great outdoor tours and even the local cinema has been making adjustments by setting up a drive-thru movie night! It’s a good time to get around to those small niggly jobs that have needed attention for a while, whether it’s a leaking pipe, a cracked table leg or a broken lamp. These types of repairs generally need a glue that is incredibly strong and durable.

DIY & jobs around the house

Lockdown and working from home has given us all a little more time for DIY and home decor. Whether you’re working from your home office and saving on commute times or unable to get out to some of your regular activities due to crowds or closures, it’s a good time to get all those small jobs around the house and garden done such as repairs or redecorating. There are a few handy tools to have in your kit when it comes to DIY, including a hammer and nails, screwdrivers in different sizes, a measuring tape and some epoxy glue.

Home Repairs

For small DIY projects and home repairs, epoxy glue is versatile and very useful to have to hand. It can be used on a range of materials including wood, plastic and metal, and is extremely strong and durable when applied. Quick-drying repair epoxy can be used for an extensive range of surfaces including ceramic, glass, leather and rubber, and is especially suited to repairs.

  • Ceramic
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Rubber
  • Metal
  • Wood

For some materials such as metal and wood, be sure to choose an epoxy designed specifically for that surface type. An epoxy repair glue for metal can be used to fixed leaks in bathroom pipes, for instance, and saves you the hassle of larger jobs like welding or soldering. Once the glue is dried, you can sand or drill the surface. For all kinds of wooden surfaces on the likes of cupboards and furniture, a wood epoxy will repair any cracks or breaks quickly and easily.

How to use an epoxy

No matter which epoxy you are using, it is recommended that you thoroughly research how to use and remove this glue. Epoxies generally come in 2 parts (a resin and a hardener) that are mixed together when you are ready to start a project. For smooth and professional-looking results, it is best to check the instructions carefully. Epoxy can be difficult to remove if it is applied incorrectly or to the wrong area. It can be removed by methods such as scraping or sanding, for example, but this requires extra time and effort. Again, there are step by step instructions for the removal of epoxy glue.

Top Tips

Home improvements can take a lot of time and be costly. Expoxy glues provide quick and easy fixes that can help save you time and money when repairing broken items such as pipes, furniture, flooring or crockery, to name a few. You can find plenty of top tips for home improvements on lots of websites that help make DIY that bit easier and can give you the confidence to undertake these tasks, making the most of your time at home.