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Few things are worse than being halfway through a painting job and suddenly realizing you're missing an important tool. So to help you avoid that, we've put together a list of all the necessary tools and equipment you'll need when painting your walls.
Renovation is a big project, but the idea of changing the color of your home's walls is something that often comes up. But going to the nearest hardware store on a whim and picking up a roller or brush and a big bucket of paint is not a good idea.
If you're getting ready to do some painting and decorating work in the near future, whether you're a homeowner or a professional, the first step is to make sure you're prepared. Few things are worse than being halfway through a painting job and suddenly realizing you're missing an important tool.
So to help you avoid that, we've put together a list of all the necessary wall painting tools and equipment you'll need when painting your walls. Read on to get the tips!
1. Painter's Tape
The reason why the number one item needed to paint a room is painters tape is because no one wants to get the other surfaces in the room dirty while they are doing the painting.
Plastic or canvas paint covers can also protect furniture from spills, but paint tape has the added advantage of helping you better select the areas you want to paint. And these little tools are also very inexpensive. You don't even need to buy a special roll of "professional painters tape", any ordinary tape will do the job.
2. Paint, Brushes And Rollers
Tools and equipment list:
-Interior paint primer (one that’s suitable for the paint you’re using)
-Interior paint - either oil or emulsion
-Paint kettle and paint can opener (or flat head screwdriver)
-Paint roller set: paint roller, sleeve and tray
-Paint roller extension pole
-Plastic bucket and sponge
Most of this is obviously fairly straightforward and self-explanatory - after all, you can't do much painting without a paint brush or roller! But for smaller rooms, a paint roller extension pole can be particularly helpful and ensures that you can do most of your painting from the floor rather than from a ladder, so you can avoid any unnecessary risk of falling from heights.
The radiator brush is angled to the brush head, which helps you move around obstacles and corners, but still gives you complete control so you don't brush on any areas you don't want.
Also, a plastic bucket and sponge can help you wipe off any paint spills on woodwork, as some colors can stain lighter glossy finishes. The sponge can also be used to wipe the cleaning products off the walls so that they are ready for painting.
3. Personal Protective Equipment
Tools and equipment list:
Personal protective equipment is an important element of any job, and it's no different when it comes to painting. Painting may not sound like a dangerous task, but you shouldn't take any risks for your health.
Equipment such as goggles and dust masks can protect the most sensitive parts of your face - dust masks in particular can help prevent the inhalation of harmful fumes or particles.
Some people may also be allergic to substances contained in paint. So wearing gloves while painting to prevent direct contact between paint and skin is also a good idea. Shoe covers may not always be as necessary, but they are still useful if you need to protect furniture and carpets.
These personal protections may not be strictly necessary for every job, but we say it's better to be safe than sorry.
When you've got all of these tools and equipment mentioned above, then you're ready to start applying your new paint! Put on some old clothes, put on some tunes, and get to work - painting your home is fun.
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