The Brits call it a spanner, the Americans call it a wrench. But whichever you prefer, it’s also interchangeable with other similar tools, such as the box-end wrench (ring spanner) and the flare-nut or tube wrench (crow’s foot spanner). And to keep your wrenches (or spanners) safely and tidily stowed when not in use, why not build this wrench organizer.
When you’re done painting with oil-based paint, you’ll want to keep your brushes in top condition by cleaning them thoroughly. In the UK, you would reach for the white spirit, but in the U.S., it’s known as mineral spirits. Choosing the right cleaner for your brushes is important, so read our handy guide before you get started and protect your brushes from damage.