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    Essential Materials

    The following are recommendations for essential home improvement and repair supplies.

    • Bucket
    • Caulking
    • Clean Rugs
    • Drop Cloths
      • Plastic
      • Canvas
    • Drywall Patching Compound (mud)
    • Drywall Mesh Tape
    • Dust Mask
    • Fastener organizer
    • First Aid and Eye Wash Kits
    • Gloves
      • Latex
      • Leather
    • Glues and Adhesives
      • Carpenter’s Wood glue
      • Contact cement
      • Epoxy
      • White glue
      • Glue Gun
      • A favorite of mine: Gorilla Glue
    • Plastic Ties
    • Plunger
    • Safety Goggles
    • Sandpaper
      • Surface removal sandpaper (to remove paint)
      • Sanding block
      • A variety of sandpaper grits
    • Tapes:
      • Masking tape
      • Electrical Tape (for enclosing exposed wires)
      • Teflon Tape (for plumbing repairs)
    • WD-40 or other fine oil (acts as lubricant for squeaky hinges or loosen hardware)
    • Assortment of washers, screws, nails, anchors, nuts and bolts
    • Assortment of cleaning/cleansers
      • Paint
      • Wall
      • Goo Gone
      • Mineral Spirits
    • Wood Filler