What materials are best for painting? Check out our list below to keep from missing something.
Options for Painting Materials :
- Brushes - tend to offer a higher level of coverage per application but show any inconsistency that your "stroke" has. Most often used for trim and detail areas.
- Rollers - for large surface areas rollers are a good choice. They give a good coverage per coat and move much more quickly than brush painting.
- Sprayer - a favorite for large surface areas. Spraying may require more coats to cover a particular area and if you are inexperienced with a sprayer you may have trouble with drips. Keep your brush handy for cleaning up drips and for doing the detail work.
- Other items.
- Drop Cloths - protect your floor, furniture, etc...You can choose from actual cloth to very inexpensive plastic options.
- Masking Tape - preferably the blue "easy remove" version. Use this to help "mask off" detail painting and to secure your drop cloth.
- Step Ladder - be careful where you set this and make sure it is secure but there is no question it will come in handy.
- Roller Extension Handles - available in adjustable and non-adjustable length these will save your muscles (at least a little) from being so sore the next day.
- Personal Items - eye protection, gloves, and a mask are all items that can make your painting project less troublesome on the physical side of life.