In this article, we’ll list some of the more obscure building materials and construction supply that you may not know how to buy, but you need to know about them!
1. Panel adhesive
Panel adhesive is used when installing drywall panels. It creates a seal between the wallboard and framing, helping prevent drafts from seeping in. Drywall is commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms, and closets.
2. Adhesive rollers
Adhesive rollers are used to install paper panels. These are also used in installing drywall panels. All it takes is one of these specially designed rollers, and you can create a faux wood effect on almost any material. It looks great on cabinets, signs and wallpaper as well.
3. Foam board
Foam board is an excellent material for creating faux wood paneling, but it’s also available in tons of other materials that make awesome storage solutions, such as corrugated cardboard or chipboard! Foam board comes in 4” wide sheets, allowing you to create interesting texture and style with the slightest touch of your hand.
4. Drywall clips
Drywall clips are used to hold drywall panels in place, without damaging the material. Most commonly, they’re used to hold window casing in place after you nail it up above the window frame.
5. Grout float
A grout float is a rubber or plastic tool that fits into the grout between tiles and ceramic tiles to push any built up dirt away without damaging the surface of your floor. These tools are very useful for getting rid of cobwebs and dirt as well! It’s available at most hardware stores for just a few dollars.
6. Bar clamps
Bar clamps come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, all designed to quickly and easily clamp together flat surfaces. These are incredibly useful for working with wood pieces, it helps take a lot of the guesswork out of cutting straight pieces for panels, shelves or cabinets.
7. Outdoor cement tapes
Cement tapes are used to waterproof outdoor decks and patio areas. They’re easy to install; just roll it on with a paint roller! It’ll turn any outdoor surface into an indoor-like environment, keeping your family safe from sunburns and rain damage. This stuff is miracle fabric!
8. Waterproofing compound
Waterproofing compound is an essential product for keeping outdoor surfaces waterproof. It’s typically used to waterproof the seams and joints of deck boards. It’s available in a variety of colors, and makes any area look great without the need to paint it!
9. Screw gun
Screw guns are mechanical tools that shoot screws into wood, plastic and even metal projects. They come in a wide variety of sizes, so you can find one that fits your needs perfectly. They’re excellent for when you just need to quickly assemble a project and don’t have an hour or two to spend finding the right screws, and there are tons of attachments available, so you can attach almost anything!
10. Paint sprayers
Paint sprayers are used to apply paint with the help of a motorized compressor. They can be used on virtually all exterior surfaces, including stucco, brick and wood. To use them, you simply attach the nozzle you want to use depending on what type of surface you’re working with.
11. Furniture paint
Furniture paint is a great way to decorate your furniture without having to repaint it right away. It’s also a great way to cover scratches or blemishes on the surface of wood and metal. The finishing process is very easy, and only takes a few minutes at most! If you need some new paint in a hurry, no problem! You can buy it in just about any hardware store, and there will be lots of color and design options to choose from. Most will have a variety of color choices as well.
12. PVA glue and caulk
PVA glue is the most commonly used glue in the world. It’s made with pure vegetable oil, and can be used to affix almost anything together. PVA works by dissolving into any surface it attaches itself to, which allows you to affix things together without needing strong adhesives or solvents. This makes it the perfect choice for making your own unique stickers, and putting small decorations on your furniture!
13. Glue gun
Glue guns get their name from the heated glue sticks that are used to melt the glue in this gun. These tools make it easy to join wood pieces together, as well as paper, fabric and other materials. They’re great for making projects that need quick assembly. Glue guns come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your needs perfectly.
To summarize, we hope that this list of tools and construction supply has been helpful in helping you to buy the best stuff for your home. This is just a small selection of what’s available, but hopefully it will spark some ideas for things that you may want to purchase. Like we said, there are plenty of choices out there, so be sure to do some research and find something that will work for you.