D.I.Y Guides

We believe empowering our customers with the skills to DIY is the best way you would enjoy shopping at Home-Fix. With the various home improvement tips posted, ranging from lightings, electrical, car care, gardening, security, deco, power tools and etc, we aim to equip you with adequate knowledge to DIY.

WeightFluid/Liquid   To convert: To: Multiply by: Kilograms Grams 1000 Kilograms Pounds 2.2 Grams Ounces 0.035 To convert: To: Multiply by: Litres Millilitres 1000 Quarts Litres 0.946 Gallons Litres 3.785
Before you venture into the great outdoors, make sure that you are properly equipped.  Here’s a basic kit: CompassesThis helps you locate positions on a map or in your surroundings. Swiss Army KnifeAn all-purpose camp knife with different blades such as basic blades, screwdrivers, awls, corkscrews, saws, scissors, pliers, etc.…
Putty KnifeUseful for applying putty, glue, etc. and for scraping residual substances when cleaning a surface for painting.Adjustable wrenchFor holding items firmly and for twisting.Combination (ring and open ended) wrenches/spannersFor specific nut sizes, in imperial and metric.Adjustable SpannerUsed for unusual sized nuts or in place of a standard, fixed, open-ended…
Step 1Use a scraper or a knife to scrape away any old caulk, grout and dirt.Step 2Clean the surface with detergent.Step 3Apply masking tape to both sides of the area you want to caulk (to prevent the caulk from spreading into other areas). Fill the joints with the caulk. Maintain…
Slippery floors are a common problem in many households in Singapore. It doesn’t matter if you are staying in a HDB flat, condominium or landed property, as long as the surface is smooth, there is always a risk of falling down. Smooth and slippery areas in the house includes you…
With Paint Remover Apply thick layers of paint remover and spread evenly with a paintbrush. Remove as much paint remover as possible with a metal scraper. Steel wool helps to remove more stubborn patches of old paint. When finished, wipe the surface with white spirit. With Sanding An electric sander…