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Tips to Save Time and Money on Your Next Home Improvement Project

Saving time and money are essential so we've compiled our favorite tips to help you with your next home improvement project.

Drywall Repair Projects: Decrease the Dry Time

One of the most effective ways to accelerate your drywall repair project is to use a product that decreases your dry time. Quick drying products eliminate the time you waste waiting to paint or put the finishing touches on your drywall repair. Another tip to increase your efficiency is to use a product that doesn’t require sanding.

An example of a product that fits this criterion is Red Devil’s ONETIME® Lightweight Spackling. Since the product is pre-mixed, light and easy to maneuver, you can quickly fill the holes, cracks or dents in your drywall. Most users finish their project with one application and don’t need to sand it. They also mention that ONETIME® doesn’t slump, shrink, flake or crack. As an added bonus, this product is indoor air quality certified so users don’t have to worry about breathing in harmful toxins. 

ONETIME® Lightweight Spackling is touted as a product that has been an industry leader for decades. Although it is made in America it is loved by Pros and DIYers all over the world. One of its most popular features is that a user can pretty much get a lifetime use out of it.

Pro Tip

If ONETIME® Lightweight Spackling has dried out because of years of un-use just add a little water to it, stir and the product should work like new.

General Home Improvement Projects: Get Multi-Use Tools

If you are not using a multi-use tool on your project then it’s pretty likely that you’re wasting your time and energy. Using these tools are a great way to move quickly through the steps of your project with having to lug around a toolbox or find multiple tools. Using them is a simple way to speed up your project.

Pro Tip

When making the decision to purchase a multi-use tool, make sure it covers the functions of many of the tools you use most often when completing a project. Since there are many options available, it is also important to choose a tool that is well made. Look for tools that are made with quality materials and are resistant to solvents and rust. It is also a must-have for the tool to be full tang, or have a blade that extends through the handle. Considering these things will help you to choose a tool that is durable and long-lasting.

One of our most popular multi-functional tools is the Red Devil®4200 Pro Series Zip-A-Way® Painter's 6-in-1 Tool. The fact that it can be folded and comfortably fit in a user’s pocket makes it a fan favorite. Many have mentioned that it is easy to climb up and down ladders or maneuver through tight spaces without the tool falling out or the blade poking them.This tool functions as a scraper, spreader, gouger, putty remover, paint roller cleaner, and nail setter all in one convenient device. It includes a solvent-resistant handle with a brass-plated, solid steel head and a high carbon, precision-ground steel blade that is lacquered to prevent rust and full tang for maximum durability.

General Home Improvement Projects: Get Refillable Products

For almost every project having a knife on hand definitely comes in handy. To speed the process, the best knives to use can be those that are retractable and auto-loading. For those who want to take it up a notch, consider using Red Devil®’s Tuf-Kut™ Auto-Loading Utility Knife. This knife is preferred by users because the blades can be changed quickly and require no extra tools. This knife can also last a lifetime because its refillable magazine has a 10-blade capacity saving you time and money.

Users also mention how the Tuf-Kut™ Knife’s quality is reflected in its construction. It’s heavy-duty, ergonomic, die-cast design makes it durable and easy to control. This combined with its EZ Grip handle helps users complete their tasks quickly while reducing operator fatigue.

Paint: Extend the Life of Your Essential Products

When you purchase quality tools for your home improvement or building projects you want to do everything you can to make sure they will last. To achieve this, make sure you invest in products that will help to extend the life of your project essentials. For example, if you are tackling a paint project and by accident paint dried on your go-to brushes a product like Sav-A-Brush® Brush Restorer can easily be used to bring your brushes back to life. This product is easy to use and can quickly get your paint project back on track.


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