Painting Supplies Checklist

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Sep 26

With these handy tools within reach your painting job will be a breeze!

Tape Measure

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!

Pouring Spout

Attach the spout to the can of paint and eliminate any mess while pouring.

Five-gallon Bucket

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.

Roller Tray

For smaller projects, use a sturdy plastic or metal tray.

Tray Liner

A disposable paint-tray liner will save you lots of clean-up time once the job is complete.

Roller Cover

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.

 Drop Cloths

Use plastic coverings to protect furniture and reusable canvas drop cloths on the floor, as they are less slippery than plastic.

Hole Filler

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.

For more advice on how you can use paint to freshen up your home, contact us at or call us at (204) 691-6264.

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