Painting Tip of the Week: What tools do I need to paint a room in my house?
What tools do I need to paint a room in my house?
People that we do painting for often comment on how much faster our painters work than when the homeowners try to tackle a space on their own because we have the “right tools”.
So what tools should a DIYer be sure to have before they attempt to paint a room?
I always say you must put first things first and consider the masking material and drop cloth covers. We train our painters not to even open the cans of paint until the spaces are covered up so that nothing gets damaged. A few canvas drop cloths, a box of thin plastic and a roll of 2 inch painters masking tape is a must.
You should also have a small tube of acrylic painters caulking and some spackle for small holes and repairs.
Once the room is covered you should be ready with a good quality paint brush and a good roller and cover. Don’t go cheap on the brush or roller. Purdy paint brushes and Wooster rollers are what we like, they cost more but are worth the expense in time savings and quality of application.
So the list as follows
- Some canvas drop cloths
- A box of thin plastic
- Roll of painters tape
- Good brush and roller
- Ladder to reach the height of your space Rolling poll
I hope the list is helpful and if this all sounds like to much work for a single room you can always call me for our painter for a day service and we will send you a craftsman with all of this and more to knock out you list while your at work so you can be free to enjoy your weekend.