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12 Things DIYers Should Always Buy at Walmart

Walmart is a treasure-trove for DIYers. You'll find home improvement tools, materials and more at a great price.

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3-in-1 Oversized Portable Tool Chest

If you’ve been considering a portable tool chest, check out this well-reviewed 3-in-1 option from Walmart. This tool chest on wheels has three individual boxes that can easily detach for convenient transport. Leave one at home, one at work and one in the garage, and use them all together whenever you’re working on a really big project! Plus, check out these 10 things that are cheaper at Walmart than Amazon.

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Briggs & Stratton 8-Gallon Oil-Free Air Compressor

This air compressor works great with a finish nailer, framing nailer, impact wrench, ratchet, spray gun, air chisel and more. The oil-less pump requires no maintenance, and we can get behind products with no upkeep for ease and convenience! Also, be sure to check out these 5 essential air tools and accessories for DIYers.

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Pneumatic 4-Tool Combo Kit

DIYers will love tackling home improvement and repair projects with this 4-tool combo kit. Reviewers appreciate the quality of these tools, and one said, “These nailers are very well built.” “They are not heavy and uncomfortable to hold and use like many much more expensive ones on the market.” Check out these 65 cool tool hacks that are super useful for DIYers.

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Commercial Heavy-Duty Wood Top Workbench

Surprisingly, Walmart sells a large selection of workbenches. This multi-functional workbench on 3-inch casters features a sliding organizer drawer and a 1-1/2-inch-thick, polyurethane-coated, solid wood top. It’s great for the garage, workshop or basement. And, be sure to check out these 14 super-simple workbenches you can build.

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Command Picture Hanging Strips

Enjoy damage-free decorating with these iconic picture hanging strips. They’re great for hanging pictures without nails or tools and when it’s time to redecorate, these hangers leave no marks behind. The inexpensive and well-reviewed hangers can also be used to mount individual wooden letters on the wall, for creating a gallery wall and hanging acoustic foam boards. Before you start hanging things on your walls, check out these 13 picture hanging hacks.

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InHome Tuscan Tile Peel & Stick Backsplash Tiles

Walmart has an impressive array of peel-and-stick backsplash tiles. These InHome Tuscan Tiles get great reviews and will add a splash of color to your kitchen.

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GutterStuff 5-Inch Gutter Foam

This Walmart best-seller product gets rave reviews! One reviewer says:

“I was very curious about how this works. And after seeing this gutter foam in action, I am a faithful customer! After you bring a box of gutter foam home, all you need to do is to fit it in your gutter. That’s all! The foam is wide enough to close any gaps between itself and the gutter. Water gets through the foam easily. Once rain is done and everything dried off, the wind will blow away any leaves etc. I love this product and sincerely hope that you will too!”

Each package contains 32 linear feet of foam.

Here are some easy DIY gutter fixes.

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Duck Indoor Window Insulation Kit

Originally listed for $16.99, this window insulation kit is just $6.50! The window kit includes crystal clear shrink film and removable tape, and provides enough shrink film to cover up to 10, standard 3-foot x 5-foot windows. Plus, here’s how to operate window blinds covered in shrink film.

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DAP Spackling

With 247 reviews adding up to a 4-1/2-star rating, you know this Walmart spackling product is popular, to say the least. Plus, it costs less than 4 bucks! It requires no priming, won’t crack or shrink, is ready-to-use and can be used for inside and out. By the way, here’s how to patch dents in a metal door.

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Silicone Kitchen and Bath Caulk

Incredibly inexpensive and loved by buyers, you can’t go wrong with this kitchen and bath caulk available at Walmart.

“Squeeze tube works great! Very easy to use. Happy with purchase. I used it for my shower where it was leaking between shower enclosure where there was a gap. I waited 24 hours to use shower, although it says it’s good after 8 hours,” says a reviewer. Here’s an expert guide for choosing the right caulk for any job.

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Gorilla Tough and Wide Duct Tape

Gorilla Glue gets the job done, plain and simple. If you’re already a fan of the classic super glue, then it’s time you try the brand’s Tough and Wide Duct Tape. It features double-thick adhesive that grips smooth, rough and uneven surfaces and has a weather-resistant shell. What’s not to love?!

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Durable, Waterproof Privacy Netting

This woven netting screen is a hit among buyers thanks to it being extremely easy to install and its ability to provide premium privacy while allowing air to flow through freely. Plus, it’s super affordable!

One reviewer says,

“We installed this screening around our entire second floor deck and it not only shields us from the wind but offers a lot of privacy. So far it’s been installed through 3 winters and 2 summers and it’s still in perfect condition. Because we already had the framework available, we were also able to use this screening up and over the top of the ‘gazebo’ on the deck. That cuts the glare of the sun a lot and makes the deck an enjoyable place to sit and have coffee in the morning. Instead of just securing the entire roll of material to the front of the deck railing, we ‘threaded’ the material in-and-out around the bars of the railing. That really helped with the wind flow and the security of the screen.” Next, check out these 14 DIY deck add-ons that are seriously cool.

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Alexa Erickson
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