Unprepared DIYers end up paying an average of £166 per botched project, according to Allianz Your Cover Insurance.
This adds to a total yearly bill of about £4.4 billion across the UK leaving the insurance company warning people to be prepared this long-weekend.
The Easter long-weekend is one of the prime times for DIY projects and the current financial climate is sure to see more people take on home improvement tasks to try and save some money.
“Our research reveals that nearly a third, 29 per cent, of those surveyed have been doing more DIY over the past 12 months and 86 per cent said they couldn't afford to pay professionals or were just trying to save money,” Andy James of Allianz said.
“Unfortunately a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing so people should check they have adequate insurance to cover DIY damage so it doesn't cost more in the long run."
Of the most common DIY disasters spilling paint or glue tops the list at 35 per cent.
This is followed by damaging a wall on 29 per cent, breaking a window, 25 per cent and breaking furniture on 23 per cent.
When it comes to the battle of the sexes men cause more DIY damage than women.
The research also split the findings into areas and the most destructive DIYers are found in the West Midlands.
The costliest DIY mistakes were made by people from East Anglia and Northern Ireland where accidents see more than £100 of damages.