Shopping List: How to Patch a Hole in the Wall

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From dorm rooms to dining rooms, we’ve all had that need to patch a hole in a wall. But, more often than not, that job’s too small to call an expensive pro. Here’s exactly what you need to get the job done faster and more efficiently. That way, you can go from “get someone else” to do it yourself.

1. Dewalt Compact Drill Driver Kit

Everyone should have a decent drill in their toolbox. It’s a staple. Like bread. And it’s hard to beat a company like DeWalt. Their compact drill driver kit gives you the power to get the job done. It has a comfortable, ergonomic grip with workhorse sensibilities. And, at 20-volts, this is a no-nonsense drill.

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2. Kobalt 15-in Hand Saw

From camping to condos, this small, compact saw does it all. Easy to store and a perfect fit for your standard toolbox, you can use this handy saw to cut right through drywall as needed. It’ll come in handy for other quick fix jobs. And, at such a great price it’s a big bang for your buck.

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3. Kobalt 4.3-in Folding Utility Knife

This little folding utility knife from Kobalt features 11 blades to help you cut your hole-patching materials to fit. The blades won’t rust or become dull. And it’s safe and easy to use.

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4. Stanley DualLock Tape Measure

Old sage advice amongst builders is to “measure twice, cut once.” That’s why you need the Stanley DualLock Tape Measure. It gives precise internal and external measurements with the easy-to-read fractional graphics on a nice wide blade. The tylon coating on the blade also offers superb durability.

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5. Gorilla Clear Grip Contact Adhesive

First off, this adhesive is one of the biggest bestsellers on Amazon. Second, when it comes to glue, being waterproof, clear and strong is a winning combination. Add to that its fast-grab ability to hold in seconds and you have a durable, reliable adhesive for all your home repairs. Photo safe and paintable, it’s easy to see why we’re stuck on this glue.

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6. XFasten Drywall Repair Tape

You don’t need to be a professional to use this drywall tape. Easy to use and mess-free, you’ll be able to handle all wall repairs in minutes. Heavy duty and repositionable, you’ll get a pro-level repair using your own two hands. This long-lasting tape holds all kinds of spackling solutions and is compatible with a vast array of finishes.

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7. 3M Patch Plus Primer

This 3M Patch Plus Primer can patch up anything but a bad breakup. It allows you the ability to cover a hole and eliminate the need to prime before painting, saving you lots of time. Your repair will be virtually invisible under paint and your friends will think you hired a pro. Only you will know the difference.

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8. Drywall Hook & Loop Sandpaper

Sandpaper can erase a lot of things. This 10 pack of 9-inch diameter hook and loop backed sandpaper is made for the WEN 6369 drywall sander and will remove all build-up of unwanted material, leaving a low-dust, smooth surface. Of course, if you’re flush with elbow grease, you can use it for hand sanding.

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