Top Five Supplies You Need When Painting Your Home
When painting a room in your home, you want to get the job done right the first time. You'll be looking at the walls every day, after all. Rest assured, you don't have to be a professional to pull off a professional-grade paint job. With the right paint supplies, anyone can spruce up a room in no time. Plus, the only thing getting ripped off will be your painter's tape after a job well done.
Painting Project Checklist
You have your paint picked out and ready to go. Before you get started, here are five paint supplies you need to have handy.
1. Brushes and Rollers
Depending on your project, you'll probably need a few different tools in this department. Angled brushes are great for painting precise lines in tricky areas, like along the ceiling and windows. You'll want to use a roller if you're covering a wide area — it's much faster than using a brush, and it will give you clean, consistent coverage.
2. Paint Trays
A paint tray is a necessity if you're using a roller. Even with brushes, a paint tray will help you control how much paint you're using and avoid spills. Metal trays work best with rollers. If you're using a small brush and you only need a little bit of paint, you don't need a fancy tray — a disposable plastic cup will work just fine!
Overlooking the need for primer is a rookie mistake. Applying a stain-blocking primer before painting can go a long way in ensuring that your paint job will look fresh for years to come.
4. Tarps, Plastic & Carpet Protection Film
Make sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting a little paint on. More importantly, you'll want to be careful about protecting furniture and surfaces in your home — these things aren't as easy to replace.
For big furniture that would be a hassle to move into another room, invest in some plastic covers or tarps. Use a tarp or drop cloth on your floor, too. Or, if you're looking for surface protection that's safer and more reliable than laying down drop cloths-- which can easily shift as you paint-- consider using a carpet or floor protection film. These protection films are self-adhesive, provide clean removal, reduce the likelihood of tripping and ensure paint doesn't stain your carpet or floor as you work.
5. Painter's Tape
Even with a precise, angled brush, it's nearly impossible to get perfectly clean lines without the use of painter's tape. Using high-quality painter's tape is the best way to make sure you're getting the job done right the first time. You don't want to worry about paint seeping through tape that's not sticky enough, or residue damaging your walls if the tape is too sticky or left on too long.
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