Mr. Handyman Hosts Second Annual Duct Tape Fails Photo Contest

WACO, Texas, August 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Mr. Handyman, a leading nationwide property maintenance, repair and improvement franchise, calls on home improvement enthusiasts and resourceful homeowners around the world to compete in the second annual Duct Tape Fails competition with photos of their hilarious Attempts to participate – and failures – to fix something around the house with duct tape. The competition has started August 1st, but there is still time to accept entries until the end of the month.

Contrary to what some might think, duct tape can’t really fix anything. It helps out when you need to mend a hole in your vacuum hose or tent, but it’s never a permanent home improvement solution. Have you ever tried taping something in the house and it was just a total failure? We’d love to see these hilarious DIY mistakes! To enter the Duct Tape Fails Contest, visit the Mr. Handyman Facebook Contest Page and submit a photo of your duct tape by 11:59 pm CST on August 31. Mr. Handyman will present four random winners with a $ 250 gift card to The Home Depot.

“Our Mr. Handyman team is excited to host this competition for the second time,” said JB Sassano, President of Mr. Handyman. “I think any homeowner can relate to a failed attempt to fix something in the house themselves, and this competition allows us to find the humor and camaraderie in everything.”

If duct tape isn’t a solution to home repairs, what is it good for? Here are some of Mr. Handyman’s favorite uses for duct tape:

  • Mending a Hole: Tape is great for temporarily mending a hole in your vacuum hose or tent. It’s pretty water repellent and makes a great patch until you can get holes professionally repaired or restored.
  • DIY Lint or Pet Hair Rollers: We all know how incredibly sticky duct tape is, and it’s a great DIY refill on your lint rollers if you run out of original tape. Upcycle your empty lint roller and wrap a piece of duct tape (sticky side out) around it and voila!
  • Remove Splinters: If you can’t find tweezers, ultra-tacky tape can be a great alternative. Simply apply a small piece to the affected area and slowly peel it away from your skin to remove the splinter.
  • Picking Up Glass: After breaking a bowl, tiny shards of glass are sometimes left behind after you sweep and vacuum the area. Apply a few strips of tape to the floor and gently peel it off, lifting up small pieces of glass.
  • Reinforce crafting: Adhesive tape is incredibly sturdy and durable. So, if you’re crafting your child’s science project or building a fortress out of boxes, duct tape is a great way to make sure everything holds together. You can even get creative and make items entirely out of duct tape – a fun challenge for kids!
  • Flypaper: When you’re dealing with pesky houseflies and mosquitos, you can hang a strip or two of duct tape over your kitchen sink to catch a few.

You can find more helpful home maintenance and repair tips on the Mr. Handyman blog. To learn more about Mr. Handyman’s Duct Tape Fails competition, visit Mr. Handyman’s Facebook competition page.

About Mr. Handyman®
Mr. Handyman® is North America leading company for the maintenance, repair and improvement of commercial and residential real estate. With around 300 locations in the US and Canada, Mr. Handyman® is widely recognized as one of the fastest growing franchise systems for home improvement services. Mr. Handyman® was acquired in 2015 and is part of Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor for household services with 28 brands and nearly 4,800 independent franchises that repair, maintain and improve real estate, united under one platform, serving over 10 million customers in nine countries served. Neighborly® trademarks can be found on in The United States and in Canada. For more information about Mr. Handyman®, please visit To learn more about franchising opportunities with Neighborly®, click here.

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