- Arriving home at 10pm with some excess energy, does not necessarily make it a good time to start fixing things.
- Items of clothing that you are hoping to wear again sometime, may not be ideal DIY attire.
- Glue marked ‘High Strength’ might stick things better than you think it will.
- Something that claims to bond surfaces in 2-5 minutes, may not actually take that long.
- Skin is a surface.
- Clothing that you are hoping to wear again, is a surface.
- Before using High Strength adhesive, read the small print.
- If small print states ‘avoid contact with skin’, see points 3, 4 & 5.
- If small print states that turps is required for clean up, it may mean that water won’t do the job.
- Ensure that you have everything you need for this project before you begin.
- If turps is required, it is advisable to find the long-lost bottle before doing practical research into points 3, 4 & 5.
- Before using turps to clean up the items of clothing you are hoping to wear again, it might be a good idea to Google the small print if it isn’t on the bottle.
- If it suggests testing a small area of the clothing for colour fastness, you may wish to do this.
- If it says ‘blot, do not rub, and use sparingly’, this might mean that pouring turps onto the clothing item and giving it a good scrub isn’t really the way to go.
- The sweet aroma of turps on ones hands is not generally used to promote good sleep.
And finally – a point not directly connected to the previous points – not yet anyway…
- Fabric dye is not easy to purchase late on Sunday evenings – at least not where I live.