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Picture and mirror hanging

Picture hanging is mostly a simple task, but you’ll often encounter small difficulties that will slow you down or could cause damage.
Hiring a handyman is often the most effective way to get the job done properly, without damaging your wall or frame and without wasting time.

 

Common problems with hanging pictures & mirrors.

Why is my picture falling down?

 

This depends on what is failing. Has a hole been busted into the plaster? Is the nail or screw just slipping out? Has the hanging wire snapped? You will need to have a look at the different parts of the frame to see which is failing.

Why is my frame crooked?

 

This happens when the hanging wire on the back of the frame is uneven. Usually, you can adjust how the frame sits on the wire without redoing the screws.

Why is my frame tilting out from the wall?

 

If you are hanging a frame with a wire or rope at the back, it is most likely that the wire is too loose. This will cause the frame to tilt outwards.

 

How can I hide the string and hook?

 

If the hook is visible, there may be too mush string, or the hanging string maybe be placed too high on the frame.


Hire a Taskforce handyman to help with your frame hanging. They can be called 24/7 on 13TASK. From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to the smallest rural towns, Taskforce is available to everybody in Australia.

Plaster repairs

Few of us know how to repair plaster when it gets damaged. Although there are small kits designed to fix small blemishes in your plastering, often you will need a professional to fix the problem.

Although it seems a simple material, working with drywall and making repairs can be difficult. Hiring a handyman is the best way to sort out all of your drywall needs.  Let’s have a look at some of the problems you might come up against.

Why are there brown stains on the plaster of my roof?

 

This happens when water leaks from your plumbing. The brown colour comes when the water runs over rusted metal. If this has damaged the plaster’s structural integrity, it will be need to be replaced entirely. If you are lucky, it may only be a superficial problem and can be repaired.

 

What do I do about plaster that is chipping away?

 

Plaster sometimes breaks down with age and may eventually start falling from the roof. This usually requires an extensive repair.

Can I reapply plaster over existing drywall?

If your existing dry wall is cracked or ugly, you can make repairs, or even plaster over the entire wall. This requires special preparation and should be done by an expert.

 

How can I get rid of tile cement on plaster?


Tile cement is extremely difficult to get rid of. If you have removed tiles, but found that unsightly tile cement has been left behind, there is an alternative to slowly chipping away the cement. A professional plaster repairer can apply a new layer of plaster to cover over the tile cement and make things look good as new.

 

Hire a Taskforce handyman to help with your plaster repair. They can be called 24/7 on 13TASK. From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to the smallest rural towns, Taskforce is available to everybody in Australia.

Furniture Assembly

Everybody dreads following a furniture construction manual. They are supposed to be simple to follow, but often end up confusing and disheartening. There’s nothing wrong with hiring a handyman to help assemble your furniture. Maybe you want to save some time, or maybe you’ve had trouble fitting your furniture into its intended spot. A handyman will have the solution.

 

Companies put a lot of effort into trying to make their instructions clear, but the truth is that furniture assembly is complex. Hiring somebody who has experience working with these kinds of projects will save you a huge amount of time.

What do I do if I can’t understand the IKEA instructions?

 

An expert will overcome the problem of IKEA manuals by looking at the pieces and trying to work backward from how the furniture should look when finished. Of course, this takes a trained eye, and can be as frustrating as a full-sized puzzle for new comers. Handymen are used to exercising the spatiotemporal  components of their brains and will have no problem at all.

 

What do I do if my new furniture doesn’t fit?

 

If your furniture doesn’t fit into the space you’ve allotted it, you’ll need to make some adjustments. This is hard for an amateur, but easy for an expert. Hire a handyman of carpenter to make adjustments to your furniture.

 

Why do I have a left over piece after building my furniture?

 

Left over pieces make you feel like you’ve done something wrong. Most often, they’re left in because they’re cheap to produce and it’s nice to have a back up. If you furniture looks right and is functioning properly, you don’t need to worry about extra pieces.

What do I do if I’m missing a piece?

If this happens, call the place from where you bought the furniture.

 

Hire a Taskforce handyman to help with your furniture assembly. They can be called 24/7 on 13TASK. From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to the smallest rural towns, Taskforce is available to everybody in Australia.

Hanging Shelves

Hanging Shelves

 

A big book full of shelves looks pretty good, right? Impress people with your wonderful collection of literature whilst also making a stylish addition to your room. But sometimes you’ll running into problems with hanging your own shelves. This can be in the kitchen, bedroom, lounge room - anywhere. It can often be easier to just hire a handyman to hang your shelves for you. This will get rid of the hassle of ensuring you’ve put things together properly and hung everything level.

 

How to hang shelves

 

Hanging shelves is not quite as simple as it might first seem. You will need to locate the studs behind your plaster drywall. These are the only thing that will give your screws enough purchase to support a shelf and the things you intend to put onto it. If you’re wondering how to find a wall stud, you can buy stud finders or tap against the wall to determine where they are.
Alternatively, you can use molly bolts, which anchor against a wall without the need for studs.

Hire a Taskforce handyman to hang your shelves. They can be called 24/7 on 13TASK. From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to the smallest rural towns, Taskforce is available to everybody in Australia.