Maintenance Tips for Your Carpentry Tools


Woodworkers and people in the carpentry business is said to value one thing more than anything else in their life- their tools. We might not be able to prove it for sure but of course, there are things that they do to their tools to take care or if like no other things in their life. Woodworking and carpentry tools are definitely a good investment regardless if you are a woodworker in blood or not so here are some of the tips we have for you to keep your tools safe from rust.

Keep them operational

This is one of the definitions of maintenance when we talk of carpentry tools. It means your tools should be working from the time you took it from the box, and even after a while of not using it hence it should be always ready to go. For example, for tools with sharp edges like saw and knife, make sure the blades are always sharp and are ready to cut anything. Make sure your blades are sharpened from time to time. To keep them from rusting, use oil to clean it as well.

Keep them aligned

For carpentry tools there are power tools that works best when aligned like table saw. Do not let your table saw go out of alignment because aside from unlikely result when cutting, it can also cause accidents when working. if necessary, do an upgrade on some of your tools parts and accessories and do not let for them to get totally worn out like the miter gauge and the fence.

Keep them clean to run it smoothly

Always clean your tools and keep them dry when not in use. There are tools that gets rusty and doesn’t run smoothly afterwards because of the rust that builds up on it like when using router bits. There are different types of cleaning solution depending on the type of tool you have to clean like resin remover for table saw blades and other tools with blades. The good thing is, there is complete cleaning tool set kit that you can actually buy to keep your tools clean all the time especially after using it.

Different Types of Carpentry Tools for Your Needs


Carpentry tools are essential tools that you need to have at home. Having these tools doesn’t mean you need to use them all the time. It just means that if there is any “do it yourself job” that needs to be done, and then you have the necessary tools at home to use. Among the tools that I have listed are the common and basic tools that are used in carpentry and are easy to use and maintain and I believe are essential tools that everyone must keep on their garage or toolbox.

Hand tools for carpentry

There are different hand tools that we can use and we use every day at home, we just don’t realize they are carpentry tools like hammer or measuring tape. Another hand tool that we often use is utility knife. Among the carpentry hand tools that I have are tool pouch, a carpenter’s pencil, chalk line, nail puller, framing square and speed square as well as levels. These are small tools that can be used anytime and are easy to store.

Power tools for carpentry

If you used to do small repairs inside your home, then you might get used to the idea of carpentry and start enjoying the effect of it. For some people, they do use it as a way of relaxation and relieving their body with stress. If you are planning to step higher on your carpentry works, then it must be good to have tools like a circular saw or a drill. You can also add reciprocating saw to your list and some extension cords. These are essential power tools to make your carpentry job easier.

Other tools that you can have or must have

For some, despite not using carpentry tools that often, it is a good investment to have some tools that can be used once in a while. If you are just starting with carpentry, then you can have your tools rented out. Among the tools that you might consider getting are air compressor, air hose and nail guns. Nail guns are once in a while tool to use which is during working on your deck. You can also add some table saw and compound miter saw.

How to Keep your Wallpaper Clean


Wallpapers on your wall are like a painted wall or a tile wall, it gets dirt through the years and it can accumulate dirt and dust as well. Also if you have kids, they might find it interesting to draw and right on your wallpaper because it looks like a giant pad paper with design to their eyes. The problem with wallpaper is that they are made of softer material hence maintenance needs to be lighter to avoid damaging the surface. Take these tips and keep your wallpapers clean without causing any drastic damage on it through natural and chemically produced solutions.

Dry cleaning

Doing a dry cleaning is the common maintenance job that we can do to clean our wallpapers. Using dry methods, you can remove dust and dirt from your wallpaper and avoid having them accumulate into stains that are hard to remove. Using a dry sponge or dust cloth that is electrostatic is one of the most effective ways to do so. You can do this maintenance cleaning every day or thrice a week to keep your wallpaper free from dirt.

Use friendly cleaning solution

There are cleaning solutions that you can use though to clean your wallpaper but you just need to be careful. For example, you can mix some clear detergent or soap with water and lightly dip s clean cloth to it and use it to wipe the wallpaper. Be careful with detergent to use though because you might end up using colored detergent which can further damage the surface of the wallpaper. There are cleaning solutions that you can buy from stores specifically for wallpapers too.

Keep the wallpaper dry

Vacuuming the wallpaper is one way of keeping it dry and to avoid build-up of dust and stains. There are powder products that you can also use and apply to the wallpaper to remove stains like talcum. Leave the talcum for ten minutes then remove it using a cloth or sponge. Crayons marks are among the stains that are hard to remove from wallpaper and you can buy a solution to remove it. For natural solution, you can use bread to remove stains as well because bread contains gluten which is good for removing wallpaper stains too.

How to Choose the Best Type of Tile for Your Needs


Tiles are good materials for areas that constantly get wet like bathrooms and kitchens. Tiles are easy to maintain making it a good choice of construction material and knowing the basics of cleaning and maintaining a tile is enough to keep it great looking for a while. Among the tile maintenance that you need to learn is removing stains and grouts on your ceramic and faux tiles and here are some of the tips that you might be able to use.

Do the basic maintenance for your tiles

Regardless of what area of the home it is, doing a regular vacuuming and sweeping of your home with tiles is one of the most basic ways maintenance. Doing so can hinder dust from building up. Remember that once dirt gets wet, they can dry up again and become grime that is harder to remove. Sweeping the tile floor is another way of avoiding dirt and dust build up. You can also try to mop your tile wall once a week with a hot water.

Do a regular deep cleaning

Deep cleaning is not something that you need to do every week but can be done once in a few months. Deep cleaning can be done also using natural cleaning solutions like vinegar and water solution followed by a regular detergent solution to remove the smell.  You can finally rinse the floor with a warm water to completely remove the detergent. For stains that are hard to remove, use a paste solution made of scouring powder (add water) then scrub it on the floor with stains. Use a brush to finally take the stain away.

Other natural solutions that you can use

Aside from stains, there can be mildews as well on your tile (bathroom tiles) and this can be removed by an ammonia solution. Combined with water, you can use this as a detergent when scrubbing your tile with mildew. If there are rusts starting to show up, you can remove it as early as possible with a kerosene solution. Scrub the rusts with kerosene. Make sure to use a glove when doing so followed by warm water. If natural solutions won’t work, check your nearest store for a bleaching product and other cleaning solutions.