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Our Wahine Build workshop series provides unique, hands-on learning designed to teach new skills and connect you with the mission of Habitat.

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Grout vs caulking (it matters)

Saturday, March 5, 2022
9:00am – 10:30am
Kaneohe City Mill (46-209 Kahuhipa St, Kaneohe, HI 96744)

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What’s the difference between grout and caulking? Which product is right for your home projects? While seemingly similar, both sealants have distinct properties and uses. Learn everything you need to know about grout and caulking from a home improvement professional!

You will learn:

  • The difference between grout and caulking
  • How and when to use them
  • Best practices and techniques for applying
  • What tools are needed when working sealants
  • Hands-on demonstration: practice using a caulking gun on angled wood

Registration includes: a 90-minute, hands-on workshop and a Habitat t-shirt.

Drywall patching

Saturday, March 12, 2022
9:00am – 10:30am
Ewa Beach City Mill (91-1061 Keaunui Dr, Ewa Beach, HI 96706)

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Let’s face it, drywall is easy to crack, dent and puncture. Luckily, it’s also easy to repair (if you know how). This workshop will cover the basics of patching drywall, how to use spackle and best practices for fixing those inevitable dents.

What we’ll cover:

  • Choosing the essential tools and supplies for patching drywall
  • Methods and best practices for repairing large and small areas
  • Using spackle to patch holes
  • Hands-on demonstration: practice on a sheet of drywall

Registration includes: a 90-minute, hands-on workshop and a Habitat t-shirt.

Tools 101 🧰

Saturday, March 19, 2022
9:00am – 10:30am
Pearl City, City Mill (98-1277 Kaʻahumanu St, Aiea, HI 96701)

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There’s nothing more important than having the right tool for the right job (and using it correctly!). This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to gain experience and confidence using hand and power tools. Then, put your new skills to work by volunteering on a Habitat build site!

What we’ll cover:

  • Essential tools for every home
  • Selecting the right tool for the job
  • Purpose and function of each tool
  • Safety considerations when using hand and power tools
  • Hands on demonstration: practice using a nail gun, power drill and hammer 

Registration includes: a 90-minute, hands-on workshop and a Habitat t-shirt.

Paint like a pro

Saturday, March 26, 2022
9:00am – 10:30am
Nimitz City Mill (660 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817)

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A little paint can do wonders to refresh and brighten a room or give your home a whole new look. Led by a Benjamin Moore expert, this workshop will teach you everything you need to know about prepping, painting and finishing your next project.

What we’ll cover:

  • Techniques and best practices for painting like a pro
  • Materials, tools and supplies needed
  • Selecting the right paint for the job (sheen, color and type)
  • Hands on demonstration: every participant will practice prepping and painting a door

Registration includes: a 90-minute, hands-on workshop and a Habitat t-shirt.

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