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Posted on 09 May 2023

Basic Painting Tools

Here are some basic painting tools that you’ll need for your next painting project:

Paintbrushes: Different types of paintbrushes are used for different surfaces and for different types of paint, a natural-bristle brush is best for oil-based paints, while a synthetic brush is best for latex paints.

Rollers are used for covering large areas quickly and evenly, so you’d want to choose a roller based on the surface you're painting and the type of paint you’ll be using.

Paint trays are a shallow container used to hold the paint for the roller they come in different sizes and shapes to fit different roller sizes.

Drop cloths are protective cover for floors, furniture, and other surfaces, use a drop cloth to prevent accidental spills and drips from damaging the surrounding area.

Painter's tape is a type of masking tape used to protect edges and create clean lines, tape is easy to remove without damaging the surface.

Sandpaper is used to smooth rough surfaces and remove old paint before painting, you’ll need to choose the appropriate grit to prep surfaces like wood, metal, drywall prior to and during painting, ensuring a velvet-smooth surface.

putty knife is used to fill gaps and cracks in surfaces prior to painting, It is also used to scrape off old paint and remove debris.

Stir sticks are used to stir the paint before use these sticks come in different sizes and materials.

Paint thinner is used to thin out oil-based paints and clean up after painting.

And here we’ve listed an expanded must-have list for the professional painter:

  1. Paintbrushes
  2. Rollers
  3. Paint trays
  4. Extension poles
  5. Paint can opener
  6. Paint can pour spout
  7. Paint stir sticks
  8. Putty knife
  9. Spackle
  10. Sandpaper
  11. Painter's tape
  12. Plastic sheeting or drop cloths
  13. Paint thinner
  14. Paint scraper
  15. Tack cloth
  16. Safety goggles
  17. Dust mask or respirator
  18. Paint bucket or pail
  19. Paint mixer attachment for drill
  20. Angled brush for cutting in
  21. Paint edger tool
  22. Wire brush
  23. Scrub brush
  24. Utility knife
  25. Paint roller covers
  26. Paint roller frame
  27. Paint roller tray liners
  28. Paint roller extension poles
  29. 5-in-1 painter's tool
  30. Paint sprayer
  31. Pressure washer
  32. Ladder or step stool
  33. Paint touch-up kit
  34. Foam brushes
  35. Paintable caulk
  36. Paint grid
  37. Paint strainer
  38. Paint can lid clips
  39. Magnetic paintbrush holder
  40. Paint color fan deck
  41. Paint color samples
  42. Color matching app or tool
  43. Paint sheen tester
  44. Paintbrush comb
  45. Paintbrush cleaner



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