Sponsored by Soup*Dodgy brothers barefoot renovating is our specialty at the Sow's Ear. Where footwear is optional and safety gloves are an afterthought when it comes to DIY.
As you can imagine, we've had a few renovating boo boos. It's mainly Jason who gets injured but I've trodden on a few rogue nails when I do barefoot laundry duties...
|One of many Jason DIY wounds|
When we were contacted by Soup to test the new Elastoplast Heavy Fabric Waterproof strips, we thought why not? We really suck at wound management...the first-aid kit is stocked with cheap-arse no-name plaster strips...because we mostly use them as a placebo effect...our kids pop a plaster on even when they don't break skin and are instantly healed.
Anyway, testing Elastoplast has been enlightening from my perspective. I never realised that using plasters for moist wound healing is better than letting a small wound air-dry. It prevents scabs and scarring. Who knew this stuff? By rights, Jason's poor head shouldn't be so scarred!
I asked Jason if he had any fresh wounds that required managing. He pretty much told me to F off...especially as I had a knife in my hand. No wounds to be managed this week.
So, I wrapped an Elastoplast plaster over a minuscule scratch I had on my finger and put it under the tap to test its "waterproofness". No kidding, the water literally bounced off the plaster fabric. It's made of Hi-DryTex material which makes it breathable and super-waterproof.
It beats the no-name generic plaster strips which become sodden and peel off at the sight of water.
Hm mm...it's probably not an idea to skimp on your medical supplies after conducting this test... Not all plaster strips are equal.
And with that, Soup and Elastoplast want to share the love. You can win two packs of Elastoplast Heavy Fabric Waterproof strips to try out and stock in your first-aid kit, as well as $150 Bunnings voucher to splurge on your DIY projects. Hooray!
Simply leave a comment on this post telling me your best first-aid tip...
Entries close Sunday 10 June 2012. No international entries...boo! Jason will pick a winner which will be announced next Monday. If you leave an anonymous entry, please include a name and email address so I can contact you. Good luck everyone!
*Soup have kindly organised $150 worth of Elastoplast products to be donated to a local non-profit community group of my choice (I'm thinking our local Scouts group). Thanks Soup and Elastoplast!