Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

Toolipedia: Paint Roller Frame

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paint rollers


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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Strippers and Removers

Get the answers to your questions about paint strippers — what they are, how they work, and which are best...


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8 Best Paint Buckets for Any Job

Discover what professional housepainters have known for years: Paint buckets can save you time and effort on your next painting...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Rollers

They're the fuzziest tools in your DIY stash! We'll help you choose the right paint rollers and covers for all...


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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...

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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...


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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


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What Is the New Gooseneck Paint Brush?

Banish the idea of "unreachable" places to paint with a gooseneck paintbrush.


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Stuff We Love: Painting Tools

These essential accessories will make your next painting projects easier to tackle

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Pro-Recommended Painting Products for DIYers

We're always on the lookout for stuff to help us do our painting jobs better and faster. We scour the...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


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How to Make a DIY Paint Booth

This homemade paint booth is easy to build, inexpensive and versatile.


Hang ‘Em Out to Dry Ladder Drying Rack

Painting objects like louvered shutters can be a real problem.


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Best Paint-Rolling Tools

When it comes to painting equipment, you get what you pay for!