As a homeowner, you’d know how important it is to maintain and repair your property. Indeed, repairs and maintenance are an integral part of homeownership.
Although some repairs would need you to call in the experts, it is not always the case.
In other words, there could be times when a DIY repair project would be your best way out.
But, without proper tools, you may find it difficult to complete or even take up a DIY home repair project.
Don’t worry. We’ve got your back.
Here’s a list of some standard tools for every household handyman to DIY fix problems.
A Set Of Screwdrivers
It is one of the most basic hand tools that every home should have. The tool, indeed, comes in handy for tightening screws, to be used as a lever, and sometimes even to drill small holes in soft surfaces.
From furniture fixes to electrical and more, screwdrivers are a necessary tool.
An Electric Drill
You can use screwdrivers to drill holes into soft surfaces, but what about the hard ones like your wall or floor, or ceiling?
Well, to help you drill holes into hard surfaces, you’ll need something more durable. That’s where a drill machine would come in handy.
Indeed, an electric upgrade to your usual drill can simplify your repair jobs to a large extent. You can attach different bits of drills to vary the width and depth of the hole. You can even connect an auger drill bit to dig holes in your garden. Now, that’s an added benefit.
In a nutshell, your electric drill can sort most of your repair jobs, including driving screws as well.
A Claw Hammer
While screwdrivers and drills can help dig holes and drive screws through those holes, there are times when drilling and screwing are not needed.
For instance, you don’t need a screw to hang a painting on the wall.
Perhaps, you need something easier to use- such as a hammer.
Besides, you can use a hammer to break or combine pieces of furniture, reshape any element, and even pull out old and bent nails.
A Set Of Pliers
For easy-to-handle repair projects such as fixing a door or a table, you have an easy hold on to the parts. However, for more complex fixes, especially those that concern plumbing and electrical jobs, you can’t really hold the pieces with your hand.
Indeed, you need something with a firmer grip and acts as an insulator (in case of electrical repairs).
That’s when you’ll need a set of pliers.
This multitool comes in handy for stripping wires, creating an intersection, holding items that you cannot hold with your bare hands, and more.
A Set Of Paint Brushes
Last but not least, you can take up easy curb fixes as your DIY project too. And for this, you’ll need at least a set of paintbrushes.
Of course, you can go for roller brushes and spray guns for more intricate designs, but you’d still need a brush.
A set of paintbrushes not only lets you paint your walls or curb but also can help you with other jobs.
For instance, you can use it to dust your tools or intricate parts of an appliance. Or you can use it to apply glue to your wallpapers (if you’re choosing not to paint your walls).
In short, the applications are endless. All you need to know is which tool to use. And, of course, when to use it.
This is true for the paint brushes and all the hand tools you can use at home for your DIY repair projects.
On this note, we hope these tools will help you with your DIY projects and let you master your skill.