Don’t Be Intimidated by Household DIY Projects

November 19, 2010

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to basic home maintenance, many homeowners would rather pull out a toolbox than pay a repairman to fix up little dings. For others, using anything more complicated than a hammer and nail seems out of their league.

Part of the problem? Finding the right tools is crucial to a successful home repair, and first-time DIYers don’t always know what tools they need for a particular job. Even if DIYers figure out what tools they will need, they might be intimidated by the amount of shopping that needs to be done.

Luckily, some companies are simplifying the process of tool buying for new and experienced DIYers. For example, Campbell Hausfeld, a tool manufacturer, has created four air-powered home project kits: a Home Décor Kit, a Home Maintenance Kit and two Home Improvement Project Kits. All four Campbell Hausfeld kits contain a bag for tool storage and an air compressor that delivers up to 125 psi and an instructional DVD.

The Home Décor Kit is designed for projects like wood crafts, fabric crafts, wall painting, ceramic painting, upholstery, wall art, crafts and window treatments.

The Home Maintenance kit will help homeowners

keep their homes in tip-top shape. It includes a one-gallon air compressor, a fastening kit, a caulking gun and drain cleaner kits. Homeowners looking to perform interior sealing, exterior sealing, driveway maintenance repair, roof maintenance, landscape maintenance, drain cleaning or clearing and stapling will find everything they need to get the job done.

The Home Improvement Project Kit comes in two variations — one includes a one-gallon air compressor, and the other includes a two-gallon air compressor. Both include a fastening kit. The two-gallon compressor upgrade allows DIYers to tackle household projects that require brad nailing, stapling or air brushing. However, while one kit comes with a caulking gun, the other contains an inflation kit.

The kit with the caulking gun will aid in projects like interior sealing, exterior sealing, roofing, landscape, molding, building custom furniture, creating outdoor accents and installing flooring. The model with the inflation kit is ideal for molding, building custom furniture, creating outdoor accents and performing construction.

More information can be found at or by calling 1.888.CHPOWER (247-6937).

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