Maintenance and Repair Guides - Project Guides

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person applying caulk around bathroom sink
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Caulk Like a Professional


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to use caulk for professional-looking results throughout your home

Adjustments to Your Toilet
PROJECT GUIDE

Easy Fixes for Common Toilet Problems


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to make minor adjustments and repairs to your toilet

Refinishing a Pressure-Treated Deck
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Refinish a Deck


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Keep your deck looking great by refinishing the pressure-treated wood correctly

Adjust an Uneven Garage Door
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Fix a Garage Door


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Keep your garage running smoothly year after year with this simple maintenance step

An air handler in a well-lit basement.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Change a Home Air Filter


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Replace your air filter and improve your home air quality

Illustration of someone applying drywall joint compound on a wall.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Tape Drywall


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Complete your drywall installation by taping the joints together

Extending Power to Outlets With Metal Raceway
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Metal Raceway


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Extend power to a new room or wall with metal raceway

Replacing an Electrical Outlet
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Repair a broken receptacle yourself and save time and money

a dishwasher full of dishes with the door partially open
PROJECT GUIDE

Top Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn't Drying


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Troubleshoot dishwasher drying issues in just a few simple steps

Prepare to Paint Your Home’s Exterior
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Prep a House for Painting


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Preparing for your paint project on your home‘s exterior will give you the best results

Replacing a Worn Valve Seat
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Replace Valve Seats


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Fix that leak by replacing the worn valve in your compression faucet
How to unclog a sink
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Unclog a Sink


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Use this guide and fix a clogged sink yourself before you call a pro
Repairing and Maintaining Fences and Gates
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Fix a Fence


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to keep your fences and gates in tip-top shape all year long
Replacing a Deck Stair Railing
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Replace a Deck Stair Railing


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

If you have a deck rail that's damaged, here's how to replace it and keep your deck safe
Maintaining Garage Door Openers
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Maintain Garage Door Openers


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Keep your garage door opener functioning properly with simple periodic maintenance
How to Install an AFCI Breaker
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install an AFCI Breaker


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Protect your home from electrical fires with one simple addition
Learn how to winterize and close a pool with these simple tips
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Close a Pool for the Winter


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to winterize and close a pool with these simple tips
A white 3-way light switch next to a white door
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Wire a 3-Way Switch


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Repair a broken electrical switch yourself and save time and money
carbide drills for glass
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Drill a Hole in Glass


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Drilling into glass can be completed simply and safely with just a few precautions
Drywall Corners
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Finish Inside Drywall Corners


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Stop hairline drywall cracks from developing in five simple steps
How to Winterize a Pool
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Winterize a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to close and open an above-ground pool with these pool winterizing tips.
Finishing Outside Corners - Finishing Outside Corners
PROJECT GUIDE

Finishing Outside Corners


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Shore up your outside drywall corners with a metal corner bead to protect your wall
Unclog a Garbage Disposer
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Eliminate any clogs from a jammed sink disposal in two simple steps
person unscrewing a toilet base
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Replace a Toilet Flange


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Install a new toilet flange if your toilet base is leaking