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.

Whether you live in a flat, apartment or landed property, you ought to have some basic security features that will protect your family and valued possessions.Install LightsGood lighting is one of the greatest deterrents to crime. It is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to reduce break-ins.Install…
Never use a screwdriver as a cold chisel, or for prying, punching, chiseling, scoring or scraping. Ensure that the tip fits the slot of the screw. If you use a screwdriver that is too large, you may damage the slot in the screw. Use a long-shanked screwdriver only for jobs…
Read the instructions that come with the lock set carefully before installing a new lock set:Step 1:   Position the lockset template on the door. Step 2:   Use a nail or an awl to mark the centre points of the cylinder and the latch bolt hole. Step 3:   Use a hole saw and a…
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:…
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…