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House Painting Tips, Tools And Supplies

While house painting is no easy job for the inexperienced, the task can be achieved fairly easy once a bit of know-how is gained. Of course, it also helps to use the proper tools and supplies. For some, choosing the "right" color to paint their homes is the hardest step in the entire process. Nonetheless, keep in mind that even the most basic color cannot be painted properly without using the right painting tools and supplies. Some of the most common house painting tools used at the moment are airless sprayers, paint rollers and paintbrushes, but what you need to work with largely depends on the type of painting job.

Without a doubt, paintbrushes are the most commonly used painting tools on the market. Paintbrushes come in two types: synthetic bristle brushes and all-natural bristle brushes. The first type is made using nylon and the latter using animal locks. Up until recently, it was widely considered that all-natural bristle brushes were the best kind of paintbrush to use regardless of the painting project; however, the quality of the synthetic bristle brushes has improved quite a lot over the years and are now considered just as good. Paintbrushes also come in a wide array of dimensions, some of the most common sizes including ¼ in, ½ in, 1 in, 2 in and 4 in.

Another commonly used house painting tool is the froth brush, which can be used to apply paint faster. Froth brushes are made using urethane foam and also come with a cloth or sponge attached. There are a lot more dimensions available for sale out there than the ones listed in this article -- there's virtually one for every hard-to-reach place and part. Keep in mind that it's very important to choose the right size brush if you want to reduce the time it takes to paint your house. For example, if you use a paint roller over flat materials, it's highly likely that you'll cut the time needed to finish the job in half.

It's best to use paint rollers for painting large, simple areas and paintbrushes for painting around doors, windows, etc. Paint rollers also come in a wide array of dimensions, the most commonly used one being 9 inches. Most paint rollers consist of two parts: the "roller cover" and the "roller frame" (the roller cover attaches to the roller frame, which is used to absorb paint and apply it to a surface). Again, keep in mind that the type and dimension of the paint roller you need to use largely depends on the type of project you are working on. Paint rollers are also excellent for texture painting.

The airless spray gun is often the best painting tool to work with because (1) it's a great time-saver,(2) it can apply paint to just about any type of surface you can imagine and (3) it penetrates better into crevices and pits. Airless spray guns can also be dangerous, however, and can cause serious injuries. When using them, it's important to take the necessary safety measures and precautions. Airless spray guns are powered by various types of motors, such as hydraulic, pneumatic (compressed air) or lectric. Most airless spray guns also come with a paint pump, or a "lower" as it's also called.

10 Painting Tools and Supplies We Recommend

1. The Wagner Control Spray Max (

The Wagner Control Spray Max is a powerful airless spray gun that comes with variable flow and air pressure control, powerful two-stage turbine and a metal spray gun.

Part Number: 0518080
Weight: 9.8 Pounds
Length: 18.50 inches
Width: 11.50 inches
Height: 11.75 inches

2. The Streamlight Stylus (

The Streamlight Stylus is a compact, water-proof penlight that has a run time of up to 60 hours and comes with a high-intensity LED that lasts for up to 10,000 hours.

Part Number: 65018
Color: Black
Power Source: Battery-Powered
Type of Bulb: LED
Batteries Included

3. Paint Spray and Pesticide Respirator

This excellent, light-weight paint spray and pesticide respirator needs very little maintenance and comes with adjustable straps and comfortable cartridges.

Part Number: R6211
Length: 9.50 inches
Width: 5 inches
Height: 5 inches

4. General Tools' Digital Moisture Maker

The Digital Moisture Maker from General Tools comes with an easily-readable LCD display, a wide measuring range and is ideal for painting.

Part Number: MMD4E
Batteries Included
Length: 9.50 inches
Width: 5.50 inches
Height: 1.50 inches

5. ScotchBlue Painter's Tape for Multi-Surfaces

This painter's tape removes cleanly, doesn't cause surface damage and delivers sharp paint lines. It's widely regarded as one of the best out there.

Part Number: 2090-1A-4X
Batteries Included
Weight: 5.28 Ounces
Length: 4.75 inches
Width: 4.75 inches
Height: 1 inch

6. 5-Piece Paint Brush Set (100% Polyester)

This high-quality paint brush set is excellent if you want to cut down the time it takes to finish your painting project. It's durable, washable, reusable and comes at a great price.

Part Number: 0106
Style: Manual
Material: ABS, Polyester
Number of Pieces: 5
Sizes: 2", 2-1/2", & 3" Brushes, 1", 1-1/2" Angled

7. Damp Rid Refillable Moisture Absorber

The Damp Rid Refillable Moisture Absorber is a reliable moisture absorber that's harmless for household items and plants. You can hang it in all enclosed spaces and it's designed to last for 60 days.

Part Number: FG60
Item Package Quantity: 1

8. Neiko's 5 Piece Paint Stain Varnish Set

This is yet another excellent five piece painting set. This set comes with high quality paint brushes that are available in popular widths and versatility and natural wood handles.

Part Number: 308
Dimensions: 1-Inch, 1-1/2-Inch, 2-Inch, 2-1/2-Inch and 3-Inch

9. SHUR-LINE Professional Paintbrush and Roller Cleaner

This is a highly durable paintbrush/roller cleaner that offers high-speed spinning action and, as a result, reduces the clean-p time by up to 50% and dual ball bearings. It's is an excellent product for prolonging the life of rollers and brushes.

Part Number: 05200C
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Length: 4 inches
Width: 4 inches
Height: 18 inches

10. Galaxy Glass Cleaning Towels

These high-quality and affordable glass cleaning towels are great for business owners and individuals alike. They can perfectly withstand heavy duty use and are excellent for cleaning tiles, mirrors and crystal.

Size: 18 inch x 18 inch
Item Quantity: 18 towels per pack

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