What can a Handyman do?

How to repair windows and/or doors?

  1. Verify the extent of the damage.
  2. Determine an appropriate window/or door repair strategy.
  3. Pick a replacement for the window and/or doors.
  4. Apply Flashing, Caulking, and Sealants.
  5. Apply a Weatherstrip.

How to repair Wood flooring?

  1. Sand down the area with a 100-grit sandpaper and then with 150-grit.
  2. Remove all the dust particles from the area.
  3. Wipe the section with mineral spirits for an oil based stain and/or water for a latex stain. (A dark stain, apply bleach or oxalic acid then carefully sand in the line with wood grain using 150-grit sandpaper)
  4. Mix up a stain to match the existing floor.

How to repair Cabinets?

  1. Adjust hinges on misaligned doors
    •Adjust depth and side screws
    •Perfect one door before adjusting the second
  2. Adjust or replace bad latches
    •Replace and adjust the catch
  3. Add bumpers to banging doors
    •Place bumpers at top and lower corners
  4. Touch up nicks and scratches
    •Use a stain-filled touch-up marker

How to repair Tile flooring?

  1. By using a utility knife remove the grout around the damaged tile.
  2. Now placing a cold chisel on the deepest crack on the tile and carefully hammer it until the chisel is underneath the tile. (Watch the grout lines around the tile to ensure the surrounding tiles don’t crack)
  3. By using the cold chisel slowly lift the tile. Once lifted, removed the reset using your hand. Be cautious while removing the reset of the tile, it is very sharp.
  4. Remove any extra adhesive remaining on the floor. By using a dampened sponge, clean the floor
  5. Now to apply the acrylic floor adhesive to the floor. By using a notched trowel spread the adhesive out evenly. Then use the notched side to groove the adhesive.
  6. Place the new tile, make sure it is level with the reset of the floor.
  7. Clean the extra adhesive off the floor. Let the area dry for a few hours.
  8. Grout the tile by using rubber floats. Apply the grout in the cracks.
  9. Using a round handle, drag this tool along the new grout line to achieve a clean finished look.
  10. Clean off any extra grout using a damp sponge and let it cure overnight.

How to repair Drywall?

  1. Cut out a large square piece between the two studs. Using a square patch place it over the hole. By using a pencil, trace around the edges of the patch.
  2. By using a utility knife score along the traced lines you just made. Doing this will make the next step of actually removing the gypsum from the damaged drywall a lot easier. Now with the gypsum removed smooth the rough edges of the drywall with sandpaper.
  3. This opening is between two studs, you would place the patch over them. Screw on the patch onto the studs by using drywall screws and a power drill.
  4. Now to place a few strips of mesh over the drywall over the edges of the patch. The mesh would have a sticky backing, which would make it easy to apply. Cut the overhang using a utility knife. By using a putty knife spread joint compound over the mesh and screw heads.
  5. After the company is dry, sand down the area and remove any loose compound. Now the repaired wall is now ready to be primed and painted.

Materials and tools

Window and Doors:

  • Safety glasses
  • Caulk gun
  • Waterproof shims
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Power drill/driver
  • Screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife
  • Small pry bar

Hardwood Flooring:

  • safety goggles
  • utility knife
  • tape measure
  • carpenters square
  • pliers
  • hammer
  • pry bars
  • table saw
  • plunge saw
  • chop saw
  • rubber mallet
  • knee pads
  • chisels
  • finish nailer
  • nail set
  • construction adhesive
  • wood filler


  • 1/4-in. plywood
  • 3/4-in. plywood
  • Back plates for knobs
  • Brad nails
  • Door bumpers
  • Drawer slides
  • Dry lubricant
  • Magnet catch
  • Removable thread adhesive
  • Roller catches
  • Toothpicks
  • Wood fill stick
  • Wood cleaner
  • Wood glue
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Circular saw
  • Clamps
  • Cordless drill
  • Level
  • Miter saw
  • Rags
  • Utility knife


  • Drywall patch (cut from a larger piece)
  • Tape measure
  • Drywall saw
  • Utility knife
  • Straight edge, such as a level
  • Putty knife
  • Drywall patching compound
  • Sandpaper
  • Primer and paint
  • Paintbrush

Tile Flooring:

  • Grout Bag
  • Claw Hammers
  • Safety Glasses & Sunglasses
  • Chisels
  • Rulers
  • Grout Saws & Blades
  • Punches & Nail Setters
  • Trowels & Floats
  • Floor Scrapers & Strippers
  • Grout
  • Mortar
  • Ceramic Tile

Handyman Suppliers in Fort Myers

Imeca Lumber & Hardware
The Home Depot
Floor & Decor

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Handyman Contractors in Fort Myers

The Handyman Company
Chad The Handyman, LLC
JP Handy LLC

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