Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs

Sometimes the key to making a fix is just knowing the right product to use. We asked our team of professional carpenters, plumbers, painters, electricians and fix-it gurus what their favorite products were, and this is what they told us they never leave home without.
Tonja Wolfe-Throgmorton

Family Handyman's professional carpenters, plumbers, painters and electricians tell you which products are their favorites for fixing small problems around the house.

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