Maxwells DIY

Exterior Painting with Sandtex

Giving your home an exterior makeover is one of the most cost-effective ways of adding value. It’s amazing what a new lick of paint can do for your already rendered property. We re-decorate the interior of our homes once every few years but often neglect the exterior. Whether it’s down to fear of what the neighbours may say or lack of a dry day we are far less likely to change the exterior colour of our homes. Now we’re going to show you why you should and just how easy... Read More

5 Best Sites For DIY Ideas

5. Good for: the basics With both professional and user posts, this site covers a decent range of basic DIY how-to’s plus a lot of general information articles. You won’t find much creativity here though. Top Pick: Painting Like A Pro 4. Good for: DIY ideas You might go here to look at colour scheme ideas for your livingroom, three hours of scrolling later and you’ll be buying materials for several unrelated projects you just had to try. Who to follow: MaxwellsDIY (we’re shameless) 3. Good for:... Read More


How To Grow Your Own Tomatoes

Growing your own fruit and veg can be a deliciously rewarding venture, and for many grow-it-yourself beginners, tomatoes are the place to start. We’ve put together this simple guide so you can start growing with confidence.       Choosing Your Seeds There are two main types of tomato plant: vine & bush. Vine or cordon variety plants are the most common of the tomato plants. These grow upright, against a stake, and can get quite tall. The plant will grow as a single stem, bearing fruit on each side.... Read More


How To Clean Your Decking

A deck can be a great focal point for your garden, but if it’s not maintained it can quickly become dull, grey and even slimy. You can help maintain your deck just by brushing away debris regularly, but the best way to combat the build-up of dirt, mould, and algae is to give your deck a thorough clean with a specialised cleaning solution. You should do this twice a year, ideally in spring and autumn, and always before applying treatments such as decking restorer, stain or oil.     Step... Read More

How To Bleed A Radiator

Regularly maintaining your radiators will help them run more efficiently, saving energy and money! One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is bleeding any radiators that need it. You will need: A radiator bleed key or a flat-head screwdriver A cloth   Step 1: Find out which radiators need bleeding When your heating is on, check each radiator in your house, making sure you don’t burn yourself. If one or more of your radiators is hot at the bottom but cold at the top, that means... Read More

How To Maintain A Healthy Lawn

A lush, green lawn is the heart of any garden, but after winter it can look a bit worse for wear, making your garden look dull and uninviting. So we’ve put together a few simple steps to get your lawn looking it’s best. There’s nothing quite like a healthy lawn to make you fall in love with your garden again.     Mowing One of the most important tasks to maintain a healthy and attractive lawn. Wait for a dry day with no frost or snow, do not mow your... Read More

How to install a Moderna Scala Laminate Staircase Kit

Laminate flooring is an exceptional choice for many homeowners, and brings about the benefits of looking modern, being durable and versatile, as well as capable of withstanding the typical spills of everyday life. Fitting it properly, however, can be a daunting task, especially on uneven surfaces such as a staircase. Here at Maxwells DIY, we’re going to talk you through the procedure to fit your staircase with laminate flooring in a way which won’t leave you pulling your hair out, or wishing you’d just stuck with the old carpet. The... Read More

Essentials For Your Garden Update

With the summer months almost here, its time to start thinking about your garden. It’s nice to have an outdoor space you and your family can enjoy when the sun comes out. Whether you own a large garden or even just a small patio area, you can create a great summer space if you are creative. At Maxwells DIY we have a range of equipment and tools that you can use to update your garden. With a selection of woodcare, planters, weedkiller, BBQ’s and more, you will find exactly what... Read More


Win £100 to Spend Online with Make It and Mend It

We have teamed up with Make it and Mend it to bring you a fantastic competition! One lucky person has the chance of winning £100 to spend online here at Maxwells DIY. Whether you are renovating your kitchen, redecorating your bedroom or landscaping your garden, £100 will allow you to get some new furniture, tools and more! To enter our competition all you have to do is enter your details into the Rafflecopter box below. Our competition ends on the 24th July and we will announce the winner shortly afterwards, so... Read More

Welcome to our new site

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site,  and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More