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Paint Kit Tips and Tricks

Assembled an established painting kit to simplify your next painting plan. Be well prepared for success by developing a painting kit that contains: paintbrushes, primer, paint thinner, a drop cloth, old clothes and shoes, painter’s tape, a multi-purpose paint tool, a putty knife, a paint tray, an optional paint tray liner, a paint can opener, rollers and patching paste. It is a common thought, “Why bother invest in a paint gadget when I can use a flathead screwdriver to open up up the lid?!” If you use a butter knife or a flathead, it is possible to damage the paint lid preventing an air-tight seal. This can destroy your remaining paint and reduce your investment.

Definitely buy more painter’s tape than you think you need to avoid an additional trip to the store. Purchase some additional rollers and paintbrushes to help you achieve stellar results in all aspects. Painted ceilings and vaulted surfaces will demand an extension bar. The extension bar allows you to stand back from the wall which can help prevent splatters from damaging your clothes and shoes. Wear a painting set of coveralls or some worn out clothes for every painting project. Unwanted shoes too!

A roller tray or paint tray is among the most common paint kit items. These consist of disposable (or reusable if you clean them effectively) liners. Select a 5-gallon bucket with a screen grid to remove excess paint from the paint roller.

A multi-purpose paint device is a vital paint kit item. It can be used for tugging nails, maintenance caulking, putting on glaze or putty, washing paint roller covers, driving nails and for scraping paint. Lastly, don’t fail to remember your safety goggles, especially if you are painting overhead or utilizing spackle. No one wants chemical compounds and paint in their eyes.

Deciding on Paintbrushes

Generate a flawless finish by choosing the right paintbrushes. Latex paint behaves well when employed with nylon or synthetic-bristle paintbrushes. If you will be dealing with varnishes, stains and oil-based paints, pick natural bristle brushes instead.

Not all paint roller covers are manufactured equally. Check for different naps and textures depending on your application. For streamlined surfaces, shorter nap rollers would be best. Use uneven rollers if you need to add texture to your finish. Longer napped paint rollers are better for textured areas including stucco.

A paint pot is useful for applying smaller quantities of paint instead of working out of the large paint can. Repeatedly dipping your paintbrush directly into the paint may introduce fuzz and impurities into your supply. Utilizing a paint pot instead can help you preserve your paint. Pour a bit of paint into your easily portable paint pot, designed wider than the regular paint can. Load the paintbrush by carefully dipping half of the bristles straight into the paint. Steer clear of drips by positioning your paintbrush at an angle. As you administer paint, the friction from the wall will draw paint from the paintbrush.

Best Painting Tips and Tricks

Here is a stir stick idea! Drill holes in your paint stick, which will help to wholly mix the paint. “Hat-banding,” is a popular dilemma that occurs when you paint the corners and edges with a paintbrush and then use a roller to cover the more expensive surfaces. You'll have a visual difference between the ceiling and the trim in the event you don’t roll your roller close enough to the ceiling. Get your paint roller in as close to the cut-in parts as possible to avoid this issue. To prevent a half-used paint can from drying out, simply put old golf balls inside to take up excessive air space.

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