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I love the transformation a bit of paint can give a room, a craft, or a piece of furniture. I actually love painting but the right paint tools can really make a job easier. After painting lots of rooms and lots of craft and DIY projects, there are certain things that I’ve grown to love and I thought I’d share them with you.
The handy pail is at the top of my list for favorite painting tools. I got one at a conference one time and now I won’t paint without it. The pail has a handle that grips easily to your hand, a magnetic button on the inside to hold your paint brush upright, and disposable linings to make clean up easy.
A paint sprayer is on my list of things I want. I’ve seen this paint sprayer demonstrated many times and I love all the neat ways it can be used to paint quickly and easily.
If you want really clean lines, painter’s tape is the way to go. I use both the green and blue varieties but Scotch’s version with the edge lock technology is my favorite for preventing leaking. Nothing’s worse than peeling back the paint to find drips behind it.
Save your carpet, floors and furniture by using a dropcloth. It can be reused over and over and it’s also perfect for placing under an item you’re spray painting.
When painting walls, a metal paint tray is just the thing. Slip it inside a plastic garbage bag and simply throw away the bag when you’re done. You’ll never have to wash a paint tray again!
A spray paint handle helps with finger fatigue and is perfect for large projects.
I recently bought some paint pyramids and I can’t believe I didn’t own any sooner. They lift a project up slightly so you can easily paint the edges and allow the project to dry without sticking to the dropcloth or ground.
Mixing paint that’s settled can be difficult but this paint stirrer drill attachment makes it easy! It fits right onto your drill and mixes paint with a press of a button.
Painting high walls and ceilings can be a real strain but an extension pole definitely helps. Attach it to your roller and tackle those high points with ease.
And finally, don’t forget the plastic bags to store paintbrushes in between coats. No one wants to rinse out brushes every time you stop for a break and storing paint-covered brushes in a bag keeps them from drying out.
What are your favorite painting tools?
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