Home Repair Skills

Build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills and make home repairs easier.

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How to Make Magazine Storage Containers

Need a good way to archive your old how-to magazines? Build these...

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Storing Paint Cans

Use a can of latex or oil paint once and the rim invariably get coated with dried, crusty...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • 10 Tips for a Perfect Paint Job

  • Professional painters share their secrets for producing a great-looking interior paint job. The work will go faster with less hassle too.

  • Simple Wall Stenciling

  • With our basic stenciling techniques, you'll be able to create everything from a simple stenciled border to more complex patterns that will add a dramatic flourish to any room in your house. Even if you don't consider yourself artistic,...Read more»

  • How to Remove Grout

  • Solve the problem of how to remove grout quickly and without a lot of dust by adding a water spraying attachment to your oscillating tool and fitting it with a diamond blade.

  • Build a Wall Niche

  • Save space by mounting a simple cabinet inside a wall between wall studs. You can build and finish it in a day for less than $50.

  • Lower Your Water Bill by Conserving Water

  • Save money on water use by stopping plumbing leaks first. Then move on to replace low cost items like showerheads and toilets with lower water use types. And choose a front load clothes washer when your old washer is...Read more»

  • How to Stabilize a Washing Machine

  • Washing machine vibrations during the spin cycle can shake the whole house, but you can get them under control with vibration isolation/dampening pads.

  • How to Wire a Three-Way Switch

  • This story features diagrams that show how to wire three-way switches. The wiring is more complicated than a traditional single-pole switch, but we'll explain how to make the connections. Once you're done, you’ll be able to...Read more»

  • How to Caulk Concrete

  • For long-lasting concrete crack repair, fill wide cracks with foam backer rod before caulking. And use a caulk formulated for concrete.

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