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Products in reserve

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by psd99, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. psd99

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 7, 2008

    Posts: 4,875

    So most retailers are now closed, except for deliveries...
    on the weekend I needed to do some pointing on my brick work.

    Luckily, I had some sand and cement in the garage in reserve recently brought...
    do any of you have DIY products in reserve?

    guess stuff like paint will only last so long
     
  2. pingwing

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 9, 2008

    Posts: 19,472

    Location: Bedford

    Copper pipes, wood, glue, screws...

    Ran out of plaster a few weeks ago which is gutting, not sure anyone is prepared to deliver one bag so I can finish my hall way
     
  3. Bickaxe

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 8,150

    Location: Fareham

    A whole box of plumbing fittings and pipe, electric cable of differing types and plates for most switches in the house, plaster, cement, sand.
    Some of this will be used over the coming months but if we have any emergencies to take care of, we should be fine.
     
  4. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 2,934

    Doesn't every one have tins of paint somewhere in their house, garage, shed etc lol
    Make sure the lids on tightly
    And store the paint tin upside down
    Means the skin/hardened paint will be
    On the bottom when you open it
    Not on the top. :D:D:D:D
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2020
  5. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 14,010

    Location: Higher Walton

    Click and Collect at B&Q?
     
  6. psd99

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 7, 2008

    Posts: 4,875


    nice tip:)
     
  7. psd99

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 7, 2008

    Posts: 4,875

    yep the sand and cement was handy
    good job i only got it recently though.
     
  8. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 2,934

    Thanks
    Simple but effective
    Just don't open it upside down. :D:D:D:D
     
  9. LOAM

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,870

    Location: Nottingham

    I think the upside down paint tin trick works because it causes a proper air seal to form around the lid and stops the paint going off.
     
  10. psd99

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 7, 2008

    Posts: 4,875

    got to find time to turn the tins upside down now :)