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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.

    • Caulk gun
    • Bucket
    • Drywall sander
    • Dust mask
    • Paint scraper
    • Putty knife
    • Shop vacuum
    • Paintbrush

You'll also 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.

    • Sandpaper (course, medium and fine grit)
    • Sanding sponge
    • Rubber gloves
    • Sanding block
    • Spackling compound
    • Detergent
    • Cleaning sponges
    • Liquid sandpaper
    • Two-part wood filler
    • Duct tape
    • Acrylic latex caulk

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