When painting a room, half the battle is having the right tools and materials for the job. When you're tackling a paint project with your own two hands, selecting the right tools and products can be intimidating. It doesn't have to be! At Sanctuary Paint and Decor, we've helped countless homeowners navigate this tricky process and come away with perfectly painted walls that look like they were done by professionals. So if you're wondering whether you need to buy drop cloths or gloves or sandpaper (or all of the above!), don't worry -- we've got your back.
Quality tools and materials will save you time and help your project look professional.
You'll be much less likely to end up with a sloppy paint job if you use quality tools and materials. Quality tools are also easier to clean, more comfortable, and more durable. They're more reliable and consistent in their performance.
You'll need different tools for different types of surfaces you want to paint.
You'll need different tools for different types of surfaces you want to paint. You’ll need to choose your tools based on how big your surface area is, what texture it has, and how many coats of paint you plan on applying.
The same principle applies to brushes—choose one depending on the size of area being painted and whether it's flat or textured. Angled brushes each have their own purpose (hello edges!), so choose wisely. Don't forget brush accessories like trays and liners to keep everything clean while getting the job done!
Don't forget to repair and prep your walls before you paint.
Before you start painting, you'll want to repair and prep your walls. If there are any cracks in the wall, use an appropriate, paintable filler to fill them. Use a patching compound for larger holes or gaps. You can also use it to fill in small chips on trim work. Make sure you patch any holes before painting so that the paint doesn't crack later on!
Also make sure that all surfaces are clean and free from dust, dirt and grease by using a degreasing cleaner on your surface before applying primer or paint.
The right kind of tape can prevent mistakes that are hard to fix.
The best tape for painting is painter's tape. It's a type of masking tape that comes in a variety of widths and colors, but it's all made with the same goal: to protect the surfaces you don't want painted.
Painter’s tape can help prevent mistakes that are difficult to fix. For example, if you've got some trim around your window or door frames, it would be easy enough to apply some paint over them by accident while trying to get into a tight space like this one. But if you use painter’s tape as an extra layer between the trim and your brush, it'll keep everything looking good after all is said and done!
Investing in quality rollers and brushes will pay off big time.
If you're going to be using rollers and brushes for interior or exterior painting projects, it's worth spending money on higher-quality products that will work better and last longer than cheaper ones.
Quality brushes come with several benefits: they stay flexible longer; they're easier to clean; they have better brush hairs that don't fall out as easily; they're comfortable to use (with ergonomic handles); they have longer work time before needing to reapply paint (this means you don't have to stop so often).
Good rollers will provide more even coverage on your wall, and matching the width and nap of a roller will ensure you apply paint properly according to the texture of the surface you’re painting.
Having the right tools will help your DIY painting look professional and take less time.
Having the right tools and accessories will not only help your DIY home painting project look professional, but it will also save you time and money in the long run.
Hopefully that this guide to DIY painting tools gave you some insight into the essentials of a great home paint job. If you're unsure about the specific tools you need for your project, reach out to us. We can offer you guidance on choosing the right paint brushes, rollers, tapes and accessories for your project.