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1. Paint Can Pourer or Lid with Pour Spout
Painting a room or a piece of furniture are two of the most common DIY projects and they are usually done with a can of paint. These cans can get messy, especially when you’re trying to pour the paint into a paint tray.
The paint spreads all around the top, making it hard for you to hammer the lid back on. Over time, the paint can lid will start to rust and become distorted, dirtying up your paint and drying it up in the process. Ugh.
The solution to messy paint cans? A paint can pourer!
The easy pour spout keeps the rim of the paint can clean so it’s easy to put the lid back on for storage.
For longer painting projects, try using these paint can pour lids, which cost only a little more than $2 each. They will seal the paint can completely with much less mess. And you can wash them and reuse them for more painting projects in the future!
2. 5-in-1 Tool
Multi-tasking tools are always better than several separate tools that only have one purpose each and take up more space in your toolbox.
It can scrape paint and wallpaper, spread drywall compound and wall putty, and open paint cans. Use this small tool to remove things from small spaces, such as old caulk from windows, old wood filler from furniture, and more. There’s also a half round cut-out on the tool that will remove paint off your paint roller.
Put it in your tool belt and you’ll be amazed at how often you’ll use it for all kinds of things!
3. Cabinet and Drawer Template
If you’ve ever installed hardware on brand new (or freshly painted) cabinet doors or drawers, you know how nerve-wracking it can be.
You have to measure everything, make sure all of your holes line up so your hardware won’t look crooked, and actually drill into your precious cabinets.
These cabinet and drawer templates will give you a peace of mind and more confidence that you’re doing the job right.
These handy small tools will do most of the measuring for you so that all of your pulls and knobs look perfect.
4. Spray Paint Grip
Everybody loves how a can of spray paint can instantly make over anything, but it can make your trigger finger tired after long bouts of spraying.
And when you get tired, your paint can start to come out in spurts, causing splatter and dripping. Not good.
Give your finger a break and get a smoother finish with a spray paint grip.
5. Damaged Screw Extractor
Is there anything more annoying than a damaged and stripped screw that you can’t remove with your drill?
The answer is no. A stripped screw can completely derail a project… unless you have a damaged screw extractor.
This small tool makes it easy to remove damaged screws from your latest DIY project or from an older piece of furniture.
The best part about all these small tools is that they’re not expensive at all. Most of them cost under $20 (some way under that amount), but they will feel like they’re worth hundreds when they instantly solve a DIY problem you’re struggling with.
What other small tools do you think that every DIYer should have in their toolbox?
- For a list of power tools that a new DIYer should consider getting, check out 10 Starter Tools for the New DIYer.
- Level up your tool game with 12 Must-Have Tools for DIY Projects.
- Nervous to get started? Read our tips for How to DIY if You’re Terrified of Power Tools.
I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.