Many people prefer to repair something by themselves because it helps to save money. Thus fact brings a great satisfaction. It is enough to glue wallpaper themselves to get the feeling. Regardless of whether we are planning only cosmetic repairs or something greater, you need to stock up on a number of tools.
When you are not a professional and just starting your "adventure", it is difficult to understand what can be useful for you. That's why we wrote this article, where we touched on all the necessary tools that you will need not only during repairs, but also from time to time in different situations. You can purchase everything on Aliexpress while using the link.
The tool kit must contain at least two types of screwdrivers — flat and cross-shaped. As the name suggests, they are used for screwing and unscrewing bolts with different caps.
They are used for pulling out nails, holding, grabbing small objects, as well as for pulling or bending.
Its head should be made of forged hardened steel. It will help to withstand heavy loads, and will not be damaged for a long time.
Used for grinding metal products.
Used for sanding wood products.
It is often combined with scrap. The tool helps not only in pulling out nails, but also in forging boards and in other places where you need to use it.
A small axe will help during repairs, especially at the stage of dismantling. It is necessary, for example, when you need to remove old plaster or dismantle wooden boxes in doorways.
Hand Saw for Wood and Metal
Sawing something off is a part of any repair. So, make sure in advance that you have both of these saws.
Chisel for Plaster
It is not always convenient to work with a puncher, and you don't always want to get a lot of dust. Therefore, sometimes it is easier to use a special tool to remove the old plaster layer.
It is almost impossible to unscrew bolts without a special key. So, purchase these tools too.
It is useful for drilling hard surfaces and untwisting, and tightening screws. A screwdriver, which is powered by a battery, is much more convenient to use than a similar one with a wire. There are no pure drills on Aliexpress. If you need something more powerful than a screwdriver, you can take a non-expensive punch. Links are in the next section.
The spent time for dismantling walls and old plaster will increase significantly without it. Moreover, it is unlikely that you will be able to drill a hole in the concrete wall with a conventional drill. Don't forget to stock up on shovels and drills.
It is often used for cutting metal products. Usually that is rebar or wire rod.
Measuring tools and other accessories
This is one of the most used tools. Bubble levels are relatively cheap (in comparison to laser levels). They are one meter long usually, but if it is necessary, you can get a slightly larger or smaller size. Check out our Levels list.
It perfectly draws on various surfaces, such as wood, drywall, tile, and many others. It is useful while marking distances on boards, for example, when creating furniture or laying the floor.
Brushes and Rollers
The assortment is huge. It can be used both for wallpapering and painting. It is better to give the choice to rollers for wall painting. So, the layer of primer and paint will fall more evenly and smoothly.
Pocket and Headlamp Flashlight
It can be useful in any situation if there is a lack of light.
People divide the tape into two types: blue and black. Blue is usually smooth and is great for isolating wires without a heavy load. If you are going to isolate the cables coming from the outlets, it is better to use black tape. It will not melt like the blue one at high voltage.
Trowel and Putty knife
Putty knife is necessary both: for applying plaster mixes, and for cleaning walls from old layers of paint, lime and wallpaper. Trowel is more convenient for working with mortars.
It is most useful for wallpapering, but it is also can be used for other minor repairs.
Sanding paper (sandpaper) should be put on it. The tool is used for sanding walls before painting.
The above tools are the basic minimum that can help you in your apartment repair. Read more about it to solve which variations of a particular model are more suitable for you. Check out the TOP list of useful accessories for the builder if you want to see more than just basic tools.