With these handy tools within reach your painting job will be a breeze!
Measure the walls first so you know how much paint to buy. Generally 1 gallon of paint covers 400 square feet.
Use primer with a stain blocker before starting to paint.
Usually comes with any paint purchase. Always stir your paint before applying!
Attach the spout to the can of paint and eliminate any mess while pouring.
For big jobs which require multiple cans of paint, keep the colour consistent by mixing all the cans of paint into a large bucket.
Place this inside the bucket to wipe any excess paint off the roller.
For smaller projects, use a sturdy plastic or metal tray.
A disposable paint-tray liner will save you lots of clean-up time once the job is complete.
For the best finish use a ⅜-inch nap.
Angled Sash Paintbrush
Use a two-inch angled brush when painting trim to give you more control.
Blue Painter’s Tape
This is essential for making sure you don’t get paint on your trim.
Use plastic coverings to protect furniture and reusable canvas drop cloths on the floor, as they are less slippery than plastic.
To dab into small holes in the wall before you paint.
Use a screwdriver to loosen up any ceiling plates or switch plates for light fixtures.
Wash the walls before priming with dish detergent and water.
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