It is a must to have a toolkit for do-it-yourself repairs at home. And you must have the right products in that toolkit! All you need to know is that you must have the seven following useful products to help with all your DIY repairs.
One of the first and most important things to have is a tiny tube of super glue. It is a powerful product form strong bonds on non-porous material like rubber, metal, and plastic. It dries in just a few seconds when exposed to air and forms a strong bond on clean breaks. Hence, you need to apply it quickly and in a well-ventilated area.
Duct tape comes in various colors, patterns, and brands. It is a waterproof tape having a pressure-sensitive backing or cloth to increase its strength. Moreover, the product is really easy to apply and can help you with fixing various household items. It would be best if you were careful with it as it leaves a sticky residue after removing, which can damage the paint.
WD-40 is a petroleum-based product that can come in handy with various DIY jobs. The name WD-40 was given by a chemist, Norman Larson, who had developed the product to prevent corrosion. It has the following great uses:
- It can help in lubricating moving parts.
- Also, it helps in preventing corrosion.
- It can help in removing adhesives, grease, dirt, and grime.
- It helps in eliminating the moisture from electrical systems.
- Help remove stain
- It can help in losing stuck metal parts.
You can use this great product on plastic, rubber, wood, and metal. Also, it is safe to use on painted surfaces. However, avoid using it on clear polystyrene and polycarbonate plastic.
You can use it to fix things made of wood material. You can use it to fill joints and gaps in the wood or to fix broken pieces of wood furniture. After mixing with wood dust, it can work as a filler. It comes under various brands and strengths, so choose one that best suits your needs.
CLR –or calcium, lime and rust remover– is a great cleaning product that can be used on various household surfaces. It is safe and effective on toilets, sinks, bathtubs, chrome, glass, fiberglass, coffee makers, dishwashers, shower-heads, stainless steel, RVs, and more. And best of all, it is septic-safe.
It is an adhesive resin resistant to heat and chemicals. It can be used on multiple surfaces and have various applications, including adhesion, composite, and coating materials. Epoxies are available with different chemical resistance, with various strengths and hardening times.
It is a type of putty that can be helpful with filling holes, cracks, scratches in drywall, plaster, and wood. It is commonly used for filling holes and dings in walls before painting. You can either but it in powder form or paste form. You need sandpaper, putty knife, and damp cloth to fill the nail holes or cracks.
And there, you have it! Keep these in your essential DIY survival toolkit and you’ll never have to worry about fixing anything.