When your stuff is broken, do not throw it away. Try to fix it with some easy home repair hacks. Because many of it can be repaired only with some genius shortcuts. Check out these cool and easy hacks to fix things around your home below.
1. Unbreak The Broken Ceramics
Make your broken ceramic looks better with epoxy, gold mica powder and of of course your broken ceramic. This method is similar to Kintsugi, a Japanese craft to repair ceramics using gold leaf. Just mix the epoxy on a disposable surface, add mica powder and mix it thoroughly and apply it to one of the broken edge of your piece.
2. Fix Small Areas Of Wood Rot
Digging out as much of the rotted wood as you can, sand the edges of the void left in the wood, clean the area of any loose particles, press the Bondo mixture into the hole, wipe up any excess and discard. When the Bondo is fully harden, sand the area smooth, paint them and your problem solved.
3. Fix A Broken Furniture Leg
First of all, fire up your hot glue gun and apply a generous amount on top of the broken leg that has been sprayed by the cooking spray, let it dry and pry it off. Mix up the Bondo and put it into the mold and press it onto the broken area. Let it dry, and peel it off. If it’s done, peel it off and start smoothing and blending in the patch.
4. Repair A Drywall Hole
Large holes in your wall can easily be created with just a firm bump. They might be daunting to fix but are definitely a DIY project that you can tackle without any fear. Cut a square hold larger than the existing hole. After that, use a straight edge and utility knife to score the drywall then make cuts towards the center so the drywall breaks cleanly. Cut out a square the same size as your hole from scrap drywall. Trim the scrapwood as backing for the patch and drill in place using drywall screws. Then, drill scrap drywall into backing to hold drywall in place and apply drywall tape around the patch. Mix joint compound and apply to the wall, and as the finishing, smooth out the patch using sanding block.
5. Repair A Leaky Shower Or Tub Faucet
Shut off the water to the house and turn on the water in the tub to drain any water inside the pipes. Remove the screw holding the handle on and pull off the handle. After the escutcheon has been removed the stem will be exposed. Position the pliers over the rear nut and turn the stem counterclockwise. Once it is loose, you should be able to unscrew it by hand. Take the old stem to the hardware or plumbing supply store and purchase a new stem that is identical to the one you removed. Slip the enclosed washer ring onto the new stem. Gently thread the new stem into the wall. Do not force it or you could damage the threads in your plumbing. Hand tighten the stem. Tighten the stem and reuse the threaded tube from the old stem on the new one. Thread the old escutcheon back on, replace the handle assembly, replace the screw holding the handle on and replace the cap (if necessary) and your leak should be fixed.
6. Repair A Rip In Your Leather Sofa
Trimmed away bits of the Buckram so it would slide more easily into the rip and pressed the Buckram in with the handle of the paintbrush, making sure the straight pins landed in the center of the rip. Apply glue on both the Buckram and the underside of sofa and place a stack of heavy books over it until the glue is dry and your sofa will be much better than before.
7. Lube A Sticking Vinyl Window Or Door
Try spraying dry PTFE spray lubricant on the contact points and wiping it off with a rag. Don’t use oil lubricants; they can attract dirt, and some can damage the vinyl.
8. Naturally Repair Wood from Scratches
Clean the scratches with 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar. white or apple cider vinegar, mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.
9. Fill Nail Holes
Take your matching crayon, and with firm pressure, rub the over the nail hole, just like you’re coloring. This will fill the nail hole.
10. Fix Scratches In Wood Floors
Just fill the scratches with stainable wood filler and after it sets for about 5 minutes, wipe it off with a damp paper towel in a circular motion. Repeat this step 2 or 3 times. Dap the stain on the floor using a foam brush and drag the foam brush across the floor/ scratches and let the stain sit for 5 minutes and wipe it off with a dry paper towel in a circular motion.