Handy Tools to Have Around Blog # 3

by | Painting, Preparation, Tools

If you own a home or we like to do projects, I have found certain handy tools to have around when you need them.  As a home owner, you know there is inside work and outside work and most likely there will always be work. To make life easier for you there are tools that you can use to simplify, save time, not work so hard, and make fewer messes for yourself. I put together a list to look at with an explanation of why I like these tools. Save the list!

Sanders                                            Electric Sanders is my choice instead of a battery. But everyone has their own preference.  Finishing Sanders a Mouse sander , In particular, look for a Velcro pad for easy putting on and taking off of sandpaper. Finishing sanders for Larger areas.

Vacuum cleaners                              Shop vacs are the best! wet or dry vacuuming.

Electrical cords                              Different lengths for this reason. If you only need 15 feet why use a 25 or 50 footer? Make it longer?  plug them in together.

6 plug Power strip.                                   If you only have one plug in an area you are working on and you need to plug in lights, a vacuum, and a sander. You will want to have this. Inexpensive and so useful.  Helps with the frustration of having to plug and unplug every time you need to switch tool! Even if you have battery-operated tools you may need to plug in fans and heaters. Surge protective ones are a good idea to have.

Caulking gun you only need one tool instead of looking around for two other tools. Let me explain a caulking gun with all the bells and whistles has these features, a cutting tool for the tip, and a pull out the tiny metal rod that will poke the hole to release the caulking. Not looking around for utility knife Nor a nail to poke through the seal to open it.

Fans  They are super useful in airing a paint job or after you joint compound a wall.. it quickens the drying time.

Heaters                                                      If you are working in a garage. You really don’t want to do a finish in there if the installed heater has to blow out to heat. Just remember these heaters are dusty and they will continue to blow dust on your finish as it is drying and collects those tiny dust particles making it a bad finish. One or two small safety heaters are a nice addition.

Screwguns/drill                                   TIME SAVER!   The best deal is a duo set.

Ladders Werner the inexpensive one that gives you the freedom to move around in the areas you need them too.  Fits like a glove.. great for stairwell areas!!! Goes higher up, pretty much fits in most vehicles if you need to transport it and stores really well. Easy to use.