Whether you’re a professional decorator by trade or you’re a DIY decorator who is revamping a few rooms in your home, it goes without saying that you will require a certain set of tools in order to complete a painting project. Nowadays, there’s more to the market than just a selection of paint brushes and there is a huge range of different products that are available to anyone who is planning on picking up a tin of paint and transforming a space.
Although having a selection of products to choose from can be beneficial, it is fair to say that it makes it much harder to identify what is essential for decorators and what you’re able to go without. So, to help anyone who is planning a painting project and wanting to get new tools, our expert team here at Decor Express have put together a list of must-haves. Below are five of the best painting tools all decorators should invest in.
1. A paint roller brush
It goes without saying that you will need a standard paint brush, ideally a couple that are different sizes actually, but this is a given so instead of simply saying this, we would recommend that you also get a roller for painting too.
Rollers hold more paint than other paint brushes and they are able to distribute an even layer of paint much faster too, so they can make the whole job a lot easier. Something simple like the Prodec roller set is perfect, then you don’t have to buy a separate roller tray either.
2. Dust sheets
No matter how tidy you think you’re going to be when redecorating, it is highly likely that some paint will drip off your paint brush/roller and, for this reason, dust sheets are absolutely essential.
These sheets will protect your floor and any furniture in the room, so you won’t have the hassle of attempting to remove paint stains. If you opt for something like the cotton sheet, this is washable and reusable too, so it’s a brilliant investment.
3. An extension pole
Generally speaking, an extension pole can make a paint job so much easier and faster. You will be able to reach the tops of your walls without needing to move a ladder around and you won’t have to keep bending down to the roller tray too.
The majority of extension poles can be screwed into any paint roller brush, so they’re really convenient to use. Prodec has a number of different sized extension poles to choose from, so you will easily be able to find the perfect length for most jobs.
4. A sturdy ladder
Even though you have an extension pole, it is still important to have a sturdy ladder too. Painting neatly around the edges of the top of a wall isn’t something you should do with a paint roller brush, it will get very messy. So, you need to get up there will a smaller precision brush.
Any ladder that is tall enough to help you reach the ceiling will do the job, you may even be able to get away with a work platform instead. We would recommend looking for a ladder with a platform though, so you have somewhere to put your paint.
5. Painters tape
Arguably, this is one of the most important things to purchase. A high quality painters tape is a necessity if you want the finished job to look professional and if you don’t use tape, your edges will be very messy and take a lot of touching up.
In order for tape to be effective, you need to be using it correctly too, so be sure to read our ‘how to’ guide to taping a room for painting. There are so many brilliant painter tapes one the market, from Tesa tape to Frog tape, and you have plenty to choose from.
Purchasing new painting tools for an upcoming project
Ultimately, if you purchase the five essentials mentioned above, you will be well on your way to being able to complete a professional-looking painting project. Of course, when it comes to painting tools, it is always important to remember that you get what you pay for. If something is ridiculously cheap, then it is likely that it isn’t going to do the job properly and if you’re ever in doubt about a brand, do some research before you hand over your money.
When you’re purchasing new painting tools, be sure to visit the Decor Express website. As an independent decorators merchant, you can rely on us to supply you with everything you need for a painting project, from a paint roller brush to dust sheets. You can also rely on us to supply you with only the highest quality products too, so you will be able to invest in your painting essentials knowing that they will be suitable for the job. Feel free to browse our full product range over on our website today.