- Step 1: In drywall/plaster, use a four-inch drywall knife to apply drywall spackle.
- Step 2: On trim, use fingers to apply wood filler.
- Step 3: Repaint.
Speaking of caulking, the grout in your bathroom or shower is likely to become moldy and dirty. To re-caulk, consider Foti's tips:
- Step 1: Make sure the area to be caulked is clean, dry and free of debris and contaminants.
- Step 2: Fashion the correct size of tube opening for the desired size bead of caulk (cut tube tip for a small opening initially).
- Step 3: Ensure the proper tube is bought for the job at hand: latex (interior), acrylic (exterior/kitchen/bath) or silicon (kitchen/bath, not intended to be painted).
- Step 4: The gap between surfaces to be caulked should not exceed one-fourth to three-eighths of an inch. Use backer rod for larger gaps.
- Step 5: Allow caulk to set-up/cure according to manufacturer recommendations before exposing to water.
- Step 6:Use a slightly damp rag to smooth excess caulking from your project.
8. Spruce up your appliances
Instead of replacing older appliances that work for the sole purpose of having a more updated kitchen, update their knobs — its costs less and adds some “curb appeal.”
For tips on how to complete this DIY project, we turned to Steve Ash, senior repairman at PartSelect.com for advice.
"You can remove most knobs and replaced them without using any tools, or with minimal use of needlenose pliers," he says.
As for how to complete the project, here are his steps: