BEST DIY PAINTING TOOLS

Pure Bristle Brushes

Most times, the quality of a brush determines the ease of application and a successful finish. Whether you choose natural or synthetic bristle brushes, know that a good brush is not cheap and should have long bristles of equal length. Although it is normal for a brush to shed a few bristles when it is first used, this should not continue through the life of a brush. Pure bristle brushes of good quality are expensive but they will last for years if they are cleaned and stored properly after each use.

Synthetic Bristle Brushes

Although natural bristle brushes are used to be considered best quality, improvements have been made to synthetic bristle brushes making them excellent choices by most professionals.

Drop Cloth

The ideal thing to do is to remove all the furniture and floor coverings from a room before decorating. In some cases, this is often impractical, therefore drop cloths and tape are usually used to prevent splashes and spillages which may damage surfaces. Although, fabric drop cloth sheets can be washed and reused, large spills soak through. The alternative is using plastic sheets, but they are easily damaged and slippery underfoot on floors.

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Rollers

Big rollers can cover flat surfaces such as ceilings and walls efficiently, and quickly, however, know that very large rollers may be tiring to use. There are mini-rollers for woodwork, although they don’t provide as pleasing a finish as a brush. They are best used with water-based paints.

Roller Tray

It consist of a reservoir that holds paint and also has a flatter, ribbed area adjacent to another reservoir that is used for distributing paint evenly all over the roller surface. It is important to know that the tray have to be of the same width as your roller.

Tape

A low-tack tape is use to protect surfaces and also help in creating clean, straight lines in areas where different finishes meet.

Sprayers

Paint sprayers are usually used to cover large surfaces quickly or for complex areas that are very time-consuming to paint with a brush. The most suitable for DIY work are the small hand-held airless sprayers, although you can rent much larger airless or compressed-air sprayers. When using a sprayer,  take the me essay precautions and follow the instructions on the container. Also, ensure good ventilation while you are spraying.