Tools You’ll Need to for Interior Painting
Repainting a bedroom or kitchen or any other interior space is a project that a lot of renters and homeowners take upon themselves. But not every weekend warrior is fully prepared for the challenges that interior painting presents. In order to tackle the job successfully, you have to go into battle well-equipped. Assuming you have already procured your paint, brushes and rollers, be sure to also secure these tools before your first brush stroke.
- Edger – One of the most difficult tasks for seasoned painters is achieving a clean, straight edge. Corners and hard to reach edges can make this job especially difficult. So for the DIY painter, we would definitely recommend using an edging tool. Shurline makes an excellent little gadget that effortlessly creates a paint edge for you. It uses guard wheels that butt up to molding or walls and a paint pad to spread paint in a straight line. An edger will make your interior painting project much easier and more professional looking.
- Step Ladder – Using extended paint roller poles is a good idea for high walls but when you want more detailed work, you will need a step ladder to go over areas with a brush. In most cases, you won’t need more than a 2-step ladder for interior spaces. Just make sure it’s sturdy, locks into place and is placed completely level on the ground.
- Painters Tape – Creating stripes, edging or working around windows will require painters tape. Taping needs to be done with precision and care so we recommend Scotch Blue Painter’s tape. It goes on easily, comes off easily and ensures clean edges.
- Paint Tray – You should always opt for a metal paint tray and preferably one with legs that can clip onto a ladder or step ladder. And here’s a pro tip for keeping your paint tray clean: line it with a thin plastic shopping bag before you load the paint. Keeping your paint tray clean is essential when using rollers so this little tip will help make the process easier and get you the most use out of this vital tool.
- Drop Cloths – Drop cloths will make cleanup much more tolerable. Trust us. It doesn’t matter how long you have been painting interiors, what kinds of tools you use or how careful you are; paint drips will happen. Use drop cloths to cover your floors, furniture and any other surface you want to protect. If you are undergoing a one-off interior painting project, plastic disposable drop cloths will do the trick. But if you think you might be staring down more interior painting services projects in the future, reusable canvas drop cloths may be a wise investment.
Leave it to the Pros
When it comes to interior painting you never want to leave anything to chance. If you are unsure of any part of your project, it would be wise to enlist the help of professionals. Call us here (704) 245-9409 at Century Painting for professional interior painting service.