Get the right supplies for your home painting project
Repainting your home is one of the most inexpensive ways to make a dramatic improvement in the way it looks. However, it's a task that many people put off, given the work involved, but the truth is that you can dramatically cut down the amount of labor involved with a home repainting project if you use the right painting supplies.
The Basics of Home Painting
The steps involved with a home repainting project are almost always the same: first, you'll have to repair any imperfections in your wall and prep the surface by cleaning it and applying primer. You may need to scrape away old paint using a putty knife, if there are regions where it's beaded up in gobs (as can often happen around door or window frames). Next, use painter's tape to protect any surfaces that are in contact with your wall which you don't want to paint over.
When you're ready to start painting, lay drop sheets down on the floor to catch any paint that might drip or spill; you don't want paint to ruin your flooring or carpeting. Then, gather your paint rollers, roller tray and paintbrushes, and use a pouring spout to safely and easily transfer your wall paint from the can to the tray.
Use paint rollers to efficiently cover large areas and paintbrushes to get into all the nooks, crannies and corners that need repainting. It's recommended that you apply multiple coats of paint to ensure a uniform, professional appearance.
Save Labor with Innovative Painting Supplies
As an alternative to regular paintbrushes, you might consider getting a sponge paintbrush. These tools look like regular brushes, but they have sponges instead of bristles. The major advantage of sponge paintbrushes is that they eliminate the streaking that bristle brushes can leave behind because they don't have the individual "hairs" that can leave traces of your paint strokes on your wall no matter how many times you try to cover them up.
Paint pads have a similar effect; they're made of foam and have handles attached to them which let you get into tight corners and around frames very easily. Best of all, they eliminate any possibility of paint accidentally coming into contact with a surface that you don't want to paint; you're protected with a plastic backing that acts as a small buffer between the pad and the surface you're up against.