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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Mud pan
    • Pry bar
    • Utility knife
    • Taping knife

In addition, you'll need a trouble light.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Drywall compound
    • Drywall paper tape
    • Drywall mesh tape
    • Aluminum drywall patch
    • Primer, stain blocking
    • Sandpaper, 120 grit
    • Sanding sponge, fine grit

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