Painting a room can be laborious for anyone who wants to take up the task. However, you can easily learn how to prepare yourself for this task, using this simple guide. You can easily look for the signs that your house needs a repaint job. If you are a newbie, follow our guides for painting interiors and exteriors to prep yourself.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tools for painting a room from the list below!
Must-have Tools For Painting A Room: A List
From calculating the budget to filling the gaps and holes and prepping the surface, this guide has it all!
Once you’ve read the guide and budgeted your task for painting your house, this blog will tell you all about the essential tools for painting a room.
Tape off surfaces that you don’t want to paint. Taping is especially important when you’re painting your walls and don’t want windows or doors to get spoiled with paint stains. Different tapes are for different surfaces so choose the right one for your project.
Remember to wait till the paint is completely dry before removing, but don’t leave it longer than needed. If latex paint begins to pull away with the tape as you remove it, use a utility knife to make a small cut where the tape meets the paint. This will help you to protect your paint.
A paint tray is essential if you’re using a roller to do the job. Your best bet is to buy a sturdy metal paint tray and then use disposable plastic inserts for different paint colors. This will prevent the paint from mixing with one another and also protect your sturdy paint tray for years to come.
Now, dip your roller in the paint well, then roll it back and forth on the ribbed slanted surface to distribute and remove the excess paint before rolling it on your walls.
If you have a lot of areas to cover, nothing beats a roller. It’s quicker and natural rollers like wool are good for oil-based paints, while synthetic rollers like nylon are perfect for latex. The shorter the roller’s nap, the smoother the finish.
If there are only small areas you don’t want to paint, like window molding, you can use a metal or plastic edger instead of taping. Hold it against the area you don’t want to be painted and apply your paint along the outside edge. Clean the edger with a rag before moving it along to make sure you don’t accidentally drag paint where you don’t want it.
Drop cloths are critical to preserving floors and furniture when painting. Canvas cloths are the most expensive, but they’ll last long and absorb paint if it spills. Plastic drop cloths are lightweight and reusable, but if paint spills on them it’ll pool, unlike canvas cloths. Investing in the right one will help you for years’ of paint jobs to come.
Five-in-one Paint Tool
This little powerhouse of a tool is a must if you’re going to do a lot of painting around the house. It has a flat edge for scraping and applying putty in holes; a nail-puller opening; a pointy edge for cleaning out cracks, removing caulk, and opening paint cans; a hammer handle for closing them; and a curved surface for removing paint from rollers before cleaning them. Now this is one handy tool you can’t miss!
While rollers are great for covering large wall spaces, brushes are ideal for smaller areas and for edging. Natural-bristle brushes are used for applying oil-based paints, while polyester brushes are best for latex paints. Choose an angled brush to make it easy to paint straight lines along areas of trim. Flat-headed brushes are best for filling in larger, even spaces.
Paint Brush Cleaner
This will help you keep your brushes clean for future use. Also, with your brushes all clean, you can easily use the same brushes for other colors. This will allow you great re-use.
Clear Plastic Bucket
It’s easier to pour paint into these containers than to work from a quart or gallon. You can use these for saving your paint for future use as well.
A standard six-foot aluminum or fiberglass ladder that fits your weight specifications, is a good investment piece. This will be useful in a host of other activities around the house as well.
For quick paint touch-ups around the house, invest in this Touch-Up tool. You can find this easily at any hardware store. Doing touch-ups around the house can also save you from a much extensive paint job around the house.
It works for most patching jobs and nail holes that might need filling. One such product is Drydex because it goes on pink and then turns white when it’s dry, leaving your house walls untouched. You’ll also want a caulk for filling in gaps between the walls and trim.
So, these were our top tools for painting a room. Now that you’re done, you need to clean up! We know you’re no expert at this, so if you have any paint stains on the floor, you now need to tend to them. Follow this simple guide.
A simple repaint job around the house can do wonders for you! It will accentuate your living experience as well as increase the value of your property, aside from helping to maintain your house. Choosing the right paint for your home can also accentuate your house. This is a guide of all the best paint brands in Pakistan you can choose from. Always remember to choose a reputable paint brand, as it will ensure longevity.
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