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.

The type of drill bit you need to use depends on what kind of material you are drilling.Metal Drill BitsThese bits are for drilling different kinds of metal, but they can also be used to drill wood. High-speed steel (HSS) is the most common material used in metal drill bits.…
Here's an item checklist: SandpaperTo smooth out uneven surfaces. Sanding blockTo wrap the sandpaper around. TurpentineFor cleaning spills and brushes with oil-based paint. Cleaning ragsFor wiping surfaces clean before painting and cleaning up any spills. Masking tapeTo protect light switches, sockets and surfaces from accidental paint splashes. CoversUse special drop…
Step 1 Turn off the power to the light fixture at the main service panel.Step 2 Remove the diffuser to expose the fluorescent tube(s).Step 3Remove the tube by rotating it. Twist and turn the tube in any direction to disengage the tube and gently slide it out of the sockets.Step…
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. The more adventurous you are, the more comprehensive your knife should be. LED Torchlight…
CleaningClean your lights occasionally to ensure a long-lasting and brighter light.Replacing LampsSome lamps may burn out more quickly than others: this is normal. Save money on bills by choosing energy saving lamps.Avoid CorrosionSeal and tape exposed wires to prevent oxidation of copper fittings in the lights.PruningPrune your garden periodically to…
Step 1:The international color codes for electrical wires are Green/Yellow, Brown/Red and Blue/Black. Green / Yellow – Earth Brown / Red – Live Blue / Black – Neutral Step 2:Most plugs are supplied with instructions as to where to attach the respective wires. If not, unscrew the outer screws of the plug and take a look inside:…