Planning on tackling a DIY project this weekend? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, make sure you have the right supplies for every paint project.
1) 2″ – 2½” Trim Paint Brush
A quality paint brush can make a big difference on your next paint project. A 2″ – 2½” brush offers good control, ideal for detail work like cutting in and painting trim.
2) Painter’s Tape
In addition to blocking off areas you don’t want to traditionally paint, painter’s tape can be great for creating patterns on whatever you’re painting. In any case, this stuff is essential for keeping your project neat and clean, no matter what type of paints you use.
3) Roller Cover, Frame and Tray
Roller covers, frames and trays are absolutely essential for painting large surfaces quickly and efficiently. Different roller covers are available for different jobs. For example, nylon/polyester covers are ideal for applying latex paint. Natural fiber covers (mohair and lamb’s wool) are great for oil-based paints, and foam rollers work well with thinner paint.
4) Drop Cloth and Rags
If there’s one area of painting that requires extra attention, it’s keeping clean. Drop cloths and rags are necessary for protecting furniture and carpet, while also minimizing clean-up time.
A ladder or extension pole is essential for reaching those hard to paint places in your home. Different kinds of ladders are designed specifically to keep the user safe, so make sure to choose the appropriate style and size before beginning any job.