Home & Garden DIY Must Haves

This week I caught up with one of our Pointy retailers Alan Grant who owns Expert Hardware Inchicore. He told me all about the products he recommends for getting your home and garden in top shape for summer. Here’s a list of his top picks which are all available on the Pointy app:


ProPlus Knapsack Sprayer


This 16l sprayer can be used with herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers. It has a trigger lock for continuous spraying and allows you to cover a large area with minimal effort.

Round Up Weedkiller Gel


This handy gardening tool is great for killing weeds in difficult areas such as flower beds and hedges as it doesn’t harm the surrounding plants and flowers. It also kills weeds from the root so they won’t grow back.

Miracle Gro All Purpose Soluble Plant Food

miracle gro

This is great for feeding all of the plants around your home and garden as well as the lawn. A good addition to the all-purpose plant food is the Miracle Gro Plant Feeder & Spray Nozzle which makes it easy to treat your garden and home quickly. 

Black & Decker B/DEMAX32S Electric Lawnmower 


This top selling lawn mower has plenty of power despite being small in size. The 35 Litre grass box collects more grass for less time spent emptying and has a handy bag full window to let you know when the grass box needs to be emptied.


Dulux Weathershield Masonry Paint 


Dulux Weathershield has been specially formulated to protect homes from the changeable Irish weather.  It’s shower resistant in 15 minutes and highly resistant to dirt and mould.

Hammerite Metal Paint

metal paint

Unlike conventional paints, Hammerite can be applied directly onto metal without using a primer and undercoat first so it’s perfect if you’re doing a DIY paint job.

Krud Kutter Gloss-Off

krud kutter

Gloss-Off Prepaint Surface Preparation is a no rinse formula that’s specially designed to prepare high gloss and other hard-to-stick-to surfaces for repainting or refinishing. It’s specially formulated to help new paint and varnish bond to old finishes.

Power Tools

DeWalt DW088K Cross Line Laser Level Kit 

level kit

This 2 way self levelling cross line laser is a handy tool when doing jobs around the house like putting up shelves or pictures.

Stanley 99E The Original Retractable Blade Knife 


The 99E is the bread and butter item of toolboxes all over the world. It will come in useful when doing loads of different jobs around the house – a must have tool.

BlueSpot Tools B/S12612 Precision Driver Set 


Another must have tool, the precision driver set is a life saver when it comes to opening those tricky screws that you find in most electronics nowadays. With 31 pieces included, it will come in handy for lots of household jobs.

Find These Products in a Shop Near You

The Pointy app helps you find products in local shops.  If you are interested in finding these products then give the Pointy app a go – available for iPhone or Android.


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