Provided by Shane Harman, a valued member of our sales team with experience in building/construction, project management and home renovations.

If you’re selling and you’re not sure what buyers are scrutinising when they look through your home, well the answer is – just about everything! And sometimes, little things just escape your attention in your attempts to get your property ready for market. And buyers are savvy. Things you assume will go unnoticed…don’t.

 

Quick Fix – Tip 4 – ‘No more skills’

One of my many bosses over the years used to call this product I’m about to spruik…’no more skills’.

He was a very fussy tradesman, and one I learned a great deal from. He used to say ‘Do it once – do it right’. And if there was a product on the market he hated with a passion, it was this one.

Selleys No More Gaps.

To him, using a gap-filler meant that your work was not clean enough or simply not good enough. But quality workmanship aside, this product has revolutionised renovating. And it is extremely good for filling all sorts of unsightly gaps. And it is so easy to use.

If you are about to sell, you will need a few tubes of this stuff. Especially if your property contains one of the following:

    • Painted lining boards
    • Weatherboards
    • Architraves
    • Skirting
    • Plasterboard
    • Door jambs

I’m guessing that just about covers every property there is. So, do yourself a favour and buy a box of gap-filler and a decent caulking gun.

 

So, here’s Tip #4.

Locate every gap in your property and go to town. Your home will be transformed by the use of this one product. But be careful. It can not be sanded once the product sets. It is an acrylic based product and sets like rubber.

Follow these simple steps below:

  1. Store your gap-filler in a room that does not get excessively cold. If there is no other option, and you must store it in the uninsulated shed, then try to warm up the tubes prior to using. This makes application so much easier. Either stick them in a bucket of warm water for a few minutes or stack them close to a heater for a bit.
  2. Cut off the top of tube with a Stanley knife and screw on the nozzle.
  3. For best results, cut a 45 degree on the nozzle. Don’t cut too far down the nozzle as you want the opening only marginally larger than the gaps you are filling.
  4. Prepare a wet rag and keep this with you during your work.
  5. Load filler in to caulking gun.
  6. Apply the filler in a steady, but consistent motion.
  7. Wet your finger (not dripping, just moist) with the wet rag, and wipe across the area you have filled. Do this as quickly as you can after application as the product does begin to skin quite quickly.
  8. Clean off excess product from your finger, re-moisten and smooth over area again, until happy. Make sure you have smoothed off to a finished standard, as this stuff will not sand off later.
  9. Wait over night for filler to set properly and paint straight over. Job done.

 

So, ‘skills’ or ‘no more skills’, you will be able to use this product to your advantage.

Happy gap-filling.