Painting Tools

Good quality painting tools can make a big difference to the overall finish of any painting project.

You require many different types of tools it’s not just a matter of having a paint brush and roller as many people think.

Here is a breakup of painting tools that you require for different jobs.

Tools for preparation

Pressure Washer

A pressure washer can make life a lot easier when it comes to cleaning down the outside of your home for painting. Other uses for pressure cleaners are cleaning you vehicle or driveways. So it can be handy to purchase one, or just hire it as you need.

Power Sanding Machines

Power sanding machines will assist you to get a better, smoother finish as well as saving you a lot of time from hand scraping.

Sandpaper / Sanding Discs

Sandpaper Sandpaper is an integral part of getting the painting project ready. After you fill or spackle you must sand to get a professional finish. Just to smooth the edges or assist you to get adhesion when repainting sandpaper is a must.

Scrapers / Filling Blades

There are many different scrapers for many different jobs, once again the better quality the scraper the better the completed project.

Caulking Gun

The Caulking gun is another essential part of your home painting tools. They are relatively inexpensive however I do recommend you don’t buy the cheapest one available, for an extra couple of dollars you can save yourself a bit of pain at the end of the day.

Drop Cloths

Drop cloths are very important so as you make sure you don’t end up getting paint splatter all over the floor or anything else you may have in the area you are painting.

Masking Tape

Masking tape isn't essential for general home painting however if you are looking at spraying your home or painting windows or areas that require a straight line, then I definitely recommend you get some so as you don’t end up spending hours cleaning paint off all the areas you didn’t want to paint.

Painting Tools

Paint Brushes

Good quality paint brushes are a must. It’s a bad option to go out and buy a cheap brush for your painting job. All a cheap brush is going to do is have the hairs fall out and leave you with a less than quality finish. Also with a good quality brush you will get a higher quality finish in a shorter time.

Paint Roller Covers

Paint Roller Covers can make a large area to be painted a lot easier. They can be purchased very cheaply however I don’t recommend you buy the cheap ones. Once again with house painting tools the cheaper the equipment the harder it is to get a high quality finish to your painting project.

Paint Roller Frames

The roller frame is an integral part of the roller kit, using a roller can save you hours of work and make the painting project so much easier.

Roller Poles

Roller poles make painting large areas so much easier. They come in all different lengths and some extend to get to those high places when needed.

Roller Trays / Buckets

Roller trays and buckets come in many different shapes and sizes. Depending on how much paint you want to carry around as to the type or size you need.

Power Painting Tools

For larger scale projects it may be advantageous to hire some of the following house painting tools.

Airless Paint Sprayer

Airless Paint Sprayers can assist to save time on a large painting job so long as you prepare the areas to be painted properly. You really need to make sure everything is covered that you don’t want painted, if you don’t you are likely to spend more time cleaning up the excess over spray off all the areas you didn’t want painted. Along with the sprayer you will need to work out which is the best Spray Tip for the job there are different sizes for different jobs.

HVLP Sprayer (High Volume Low Pressure)

A HVLP Sprayer can be a very useful tool. The advantage of it over the airless sprayer is more control. The HVLP Sprayer gives you a lot finer spray finish and I recommend using it on finishing work not painting of large areas.

Equipment needed to get your home painted.

In addition to the above home painting tools you may require the following equipment, depending upon the size and scope of your job.

Step Ladders, Extension Ladders, Trestles, Planks, Scaffold

One or all of these home painting tools may be required for painting your home. I recommend you purchase only good quality equipment or hire the equipment and get a professional to put it up. Different states have different laws and rules about what you can and can’t do with regards to height restrictions so look into it because the last thing you want to do is fall and injure yourself or others.

Always purchase good quality tools for painting your home. The finish you will achieve with better tools will make you proud of your beautiful home.

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