When it comes to doing a stellar paint job, there’s more that’s needed than just top-shelf paint. Because in order to have the paint shine, you’ll need a few necessary tools to complete your paint project with ease and minimal mistakes. To build your DIY painting toolkit, here are the must-have- essential items.
You want your paint lines to be crisp and not bleed onto other surfaces or onto other parts of the wall. Invest in a high quality, durable painters tape (preferably one with edge lock) so you can enjoy paint without worry of creating those nagging paint droplets or bumpy paint lines.
If you can do things to make your clean-up easier as you go, then that is the DIY painter’s dream. A metal paint tray is the best for a seamless clean up and if you get one with hooked legs then you can use a plastic bag to cover the surface before you add in your paint. That way you’ll be able to pull the plastic bag off as a way to easily keep your metal paint tray clean.
The right tools can not only save you time and effort but money by prevent mistakes and wasted paint.
This is a pro tip! Adding an edger to your painting tool kit is a must. This helps you get into those hard-to-paint corners and edges to give your paint job a highly-professionally done look and feel. You don’t have to go overboard with this, a simple (yet sturdy) edger will do wonders!
It’s nice to have a painting range without needing to pull out a bulky ladder. As a DIY hack, a brush broom’s handle can easily serve as a decent makeshift extension pole. But, investing in an extension pole will make your painting life so much easier for ceilings and other hard-to-reach areas.
What do you do to get the trim just right? Get a paint knife! This way you can use the straight edge of the knife as a painting guide so you can get right to the edge of the trim without making a mess.
Even the most careful painter can get paint in places they don’t want. Getting a good, non-slip drop cloth can help to keep carpet and wood surfaces covered so you don’t have to worry about stopping to clean up paint splatter.
The more you paint, you’ll naturally add other tools to your DIY painting toolkit. But, to get started these six are must-haves to enjoy a seamless painting experience.
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