Let’s face it everyone knows that DIY through the colder winter months can be tough. The nights become darker much earlier, leaving you less working time to start the projects you’ve been meaning to do for months. 

Luckily for you, we’re here to help you be a winter warrior! Here are our top picks for Winter home improvement projects.

Refresh Your Walls, Paneling & Wooden Cabinets

Paint can be inexpensive but can make an impressive update on any home. We are not just talking walls, lots of things can be painted like old flooring and wall tiles, paneling and older style wooden cabinets. 

Giving a room a fresh lick of paint can really help bring your home back to life, whether it just needs a touch-up or you’re going for a completely new style. For a professional finish, we would always advise sanding the walls back first. 

If you have wallpaper that needs removing, it is much easier to remove with a wallpaper perforator and a wallpaper steamer than attempt the process by hand (trust us, we’ve tried and tested both!)

At Instant Tool and Plant Hire, we have a wide range of painting and decorating equipment available for hire including paint sprayers for larger rooms and wallpaper steamers for stripping away your old wallpaper.


Refresh Your Carpets, Rugs & Upholstery

Are you carpets looking a bit worse for wear? Don’t worry we know how you feel, with busy lives, pets, and children, carpets can often become a tad dishevelled. If so, winter is a great time to give them a deep clean or even replace them altogether. New soft and fluffy carpets are great for winter to help you keep the heat in and to make your room feel cosy.

For carpets that need a refresh, you will be amazed what our commercial carpet cleaners can do! It can help make downtrodden, sad and not so fluffy carpets look as good as new! Our carpet cleaners are easy to use and can restore the pile on most fabrics. Don’t just think carpets either, do your fabric sofas or car interiors need a revamp?Our carpet cleaners also come with a handy upholstery tool making them a great all-round cleaning system. You will be amazed at the transformation when your carpets are smelling fresh and looking great.


Restoring Your Wooden Flooring

There is nothing more satisfying than a new, healthy-looking, shiny wooden floor. The winter is the perfect time to get cracking on prepping, sanding and refinishing your floors. Wooden floors can become dull and lacklustre over time with high traffic areas being more at risk, but you can transform your floors with our floor sander combination package. See our floor sanding guide for more info on how to use. 

With a floor sander, you can get a professional finish to your hardwood floors giving them a little tender loving care to help freshen up any room.



Replace Interior Or Exterior Doors & Handles On Cabinetry

Replacing locks, door handles, and cabinetry hardware is another update you can do in the winter months, replacing such items can make a big impact in your home. For the most cost-effective method, we suggest bulk buying items as you can get better deals on purchases of more than one of the same item. 

You would be surprised at how much of a difference this can make when all handles have been replaced. Painting or staining your doors is also another great task to freshen up your home.

Hire The Right Equipment For Your Winter DIY Projects

As we are open 7 days a week, you can hire from us even at the weekends giving you the opportunity to complete those winter tasks in your free time. Whilst it is colder, it makes sense to tackle the indoor work first, then come spring you can re-focus your attention to the outdoors. 

You spend up to 40% more time indoors in the winter months, so why not put some of that time into improving your home. Keep your winter weekends busy with these indoor ideas to spruce up your home. 

For more information on any of our products available for hire, call us today on our Staffordshire line on 01782 612 000 or on our Cheshire line on 01270 696 777.