By Helen Chiang

Working from home has meant that things I would have never noticed previously, like the fact that my walls have a lot of holes in them (I tried to create a gallery wall last year), or that my dining table chair squeaks each time I sit or move on it, and the hinges on my doors seem to have rusted or something, as they have to be tugged with some force every time I want to open them. The list is long and growing, and I am finding myself watching countless DIY videos on YouTube, to inspire myself to get off my backside and get DIYing

My first project over the weekend was to lubricate all the rusted, squeaky parts of my house with Selleys RP7. This multi-purpose lubricating and penetrating spray displaces water and inhibits corrosion. It stops annoying squeaks, loosens rusty and sticky parts, and protects against rust and metal corrosion. It will not adversely affect rubber, paintwork or most plastics and it’s also so easy to use, just point and spray. So finally, all my doors open without any effort and that sneaky chair, well it doesn’t squeak any longer.

I have heard every DIY YouTuber talk about using Liquid Nails, a high strength multipurpose construction adhesive that forms a strong and lasting bond on most building substrates, and now I finally have a tube of it too! I am tempted to break something, just to be able to glue it back together, but I don’t think my housemate is going to be happy with that.

Another great product is Selleys Wet Area Silicone Sealant, which is ideal for use in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry area. It promises to deliver a superior waterproof and mould resistant seal that will not shrink, crack or peel away. I couldn’t test this out, at least not yet because my housemate wouldn’t let me peel off the silicone around the toilet sink.

Remember those holes in the wall from last year’s attempt to create a gallery wall? Well they are no more, thanks to Sellys No More Gaps. This is a durable, flexible acrylic gap sealant for interior and exterior applications where joint movement causes rigid fillers to crack or fall out. It’s also paintable, allowing you to paint over the repaired areas with no fears of paint peeling.

I for one think that everyone should have if not all, then at least some of these Selleys products in their homes in case of an emergency. Selleys range of products can be purchased from Selleys official store and at authorised Nippon Paint retail shops.