How to Repair

Ready to try DIY repairing? You already know that when something in your house breaks, it's on you to find a professional repairmen (which is often expensive and may include extra time to wait for availability). Here at Hometalk we will help you with the tools, tips, and techniques you need to get you on your way to DIY repair success.

Top DIY Repair Projects

We've gathered the top DIY repair projects on Hometalk. Check them out!

Popular Repair Slideshows

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Repair Videos

Watch our video tutorials on how to repair it all, from appliances to leaky faucets.

Fixing a Crack in a Wall or Ceiling

Did you know that fixing a crack in some drywall on a wall or ceiling can be quick and easy? We have had a long crack in the ceiling of our living room for quite some time and I thought I might as well go ahead and try to patch it up. With a couple of standard items from the hardware store you can eliminate a crack and have it patched up in a jiff!

Insulating A Crawl Space/Attic Door

I love our nice big closet in our bedroom but I don’t love the uninsulated access door to our crawl space which is in the closet. It gets a little frigid in there winter mornings.

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

If you're like me and come from a small town with old houses, you can remember insulating your windows for the winter. My dad would take plastic sheeting and double sided tape and seal up all the windows we didn't absolutely need to open. Well, now we live in a house with much better windows, but that doesn't mean there isn't an advantage to adding insulation. We’re still losing heat through our windows, just a smaller amount.  Extra insulation not only helps you save the environment  (by using less electricity) but can save you anywhere from $100 to $500 dollars over the course of the winter (depending on how large your house is and how many money saving tips you implement). Step 1: Gather Your Materials

5 Hacks to Use Bubble Wrap Around the House

Let's be honest, bubble wrap isn't just intended for wrapping delicate items and moving. It's also meant for popping! But, did you know there are even more ways to use bubble wrap around the house? Check out these 5 helpful hacks.

New Repair Projects

Here is our collection of new DIY repair projects at Hometalk. Check it out.

Browse Repair Projects

How to Get Rid of Musty Smells in a Basement for Good
How to Replace a Toilet Seat Quickly and Easily
How to Replace an Oven Heating Element (and When to Do It)
How to Fix a Washing Machine That Won’t Spin
How to Fix a Gurgling Toilet—And When to Call for Help
Save Your Sofa: Here's How to Repair a Tear in a Leather Couch
How to Remove Caulk When It's Old and Dingy
How to Repair a Window Screen With Tears and Holes
How to Repair Ceiling Drywall Cracks and Holes
How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan
How to Restuff Couch Cushions and Bring Them Back to Life
Don't Panic—Here's How to Repair Chipped Granite
How to Fix a Sagging Door That Won't Shut Properly
How to Remove Popcorn Ceiling (and When You Shouldn't Try It Yourself)
How to Winterize a Sprinkler System and Why It's So Important
How to Fix a Cracked or Chipped Windshield
How to Fix a Broken Door Frame in a Few Simple Steps
How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet in a Matter of Minutes
How to Fix a Leaky Faucet Before It Makes a Dent On Your Water Bill
How to Unclog a Dishwasher That Won't Drain
How to Fix Cracks in a Concrete Patio Yourself
How to Find a Stud in the Wall With and Without a Stud Finder
How to Fix a Hole in the Wall Quickly and Easily
A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Fix a Running Toilet
Pry Bars are Handy, But Can Do Damage... A Card Trick Can Help
Old, Gross Couch Gets a Royal Purple Makeover
I LOVE DIY. new Ballast in my kitchen light $20.00 VS. a whole new light fixture $120.00....SAVED us $100 PLUS+
10 + DIY Ways We Reduced Our Electric Bill
Custom Air Return Vent Cover
A Seat You Can’t Beat!
Reupholstered Torn Couch!
Modern Baseboard Heater Cover
Easy Cheap Fix/look for Old Air Duct Vent
From an Open Concept Space to Closed Concept- Building a Wall
How I Fixed a Broken Vase
Easy Quick Fix for a Battered Couch
How To Add Solar Lights To Your Existing Deck
How to Paint Window Sills and Trims
How To Break Up And Salvage Old Concrete
Reupholstering a Dining Chair - Family Heirloom
Install a USB Outlet Cover in a Snap!
Removal of Pony (Half) Wall
Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover
Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet ~ Reloved
$8 Thrift Store Chair Makeover
Hide the Ugly Vent for $6 !!
How to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater
How to Save the Leather Top on a Vintage Desk
How to Easily Repair Furniture to Paint
How to Recover a Recliner Sofa
Squeaky Doors: Eliminate them in Less Than 10 Minutes
How to Repair Trim and Details on Furniture