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Pool noodle hacks for the handyman

Pool noodles can be used for more than just a pool toy. Take a look at how you can use a pool noodle to make your DIY more comfortable.

04/08/2018

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Grab a couple of pool noodles at Builders Warehouse and make your DIY projects more comfortable. When you're up and down a ladder for an extended period it can be hard on your knees. Cut the pool noodle to lengths to fit over the rungs and make a lengthwise slit to slip them over. Makes ladder work less hard work on your legs and knees!

Another great pool noodle hack that good for stepladders is to cut a pool noodle to fit at the top of a ladder to protect walls and gutters. If you find it difficult to slip the pool noodle onto the ladder, use a couple of zip ties to secure in place.

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And still on the topic of ladders, use a couple of pool noodles to slip over a roof rack to protect your car when you need to take a ladder to a job site. Secure the pool noodles with tape or zip ties.

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When you have a large painting project on your hands that requires you to use different paintbrush, slip a pool noodle onto the paint tray and cut slots to hold the different brushes you need to use.

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When you have to pop into your local Builders for supplies and these don't fit in your car, use a piece of pool noodle to protect your car boot from damage. Cut two strips of pool noodle to fit over the edges of your boot while you transport items in a hurry. 

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You can also use pool noodles to protect your car inside the garage. Glue strips of pool noodles where you know there is a danger zone for damages to car doors, or at the end of the garage to protect your bumper. It might not be DIY but it makes perfect sense.

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In fact, there are many places where you will find a pool noodle useful in the garage. If you find that your boot door sometimes catches on a garage door, pop a pool noodle on to protect your car from damage.

Take the strain out of mowing the lawn by fitting a pool noodle over the handle. It makes the handle far more comfortable to hold and might even make you want to mow the lawn more! 

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Handy for when the power goes out, or when you need an extra light source; cut a small section of pool noodle and use it as a support for your torch.

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After finishing a tiling or painting project you can use a pool noodle to craft a door bumper to protect your hard work. This is also a great idea for protecting walls from bumps and cracks caused by banging doors. Simply slip a cut piece of pool noodle over the edge of the door, or glue a small section onto the wall.

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Use a sharp utility knife to cut a lengthwise slit in a pool noodle, or cut specific lengths with a serrated knife or saw.

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