Best decorator's tools 

     
   

1. Wallpaper scissors

 
 wallpaper scissors 

Decorator's scissors should be long and sharp as this will provide ease of cutting and help you to cut straight lines. A simple but essential tool used to cut away excess wallpaper; just don't run with them. 

 
     
   

2. Paper hanging brush

 
 wallpaper hanging brush 

The paper hanging brush's soft bristles make it ideal for smoothing out air bubbles and squeezing out any excess paste without damaging the wallpaper.

 
     
   

3. Seam roller

 
 seam roller 

A seam roller is an efficient little tool that is used to seal the edges and seams of wallpaper.

 
     
   

4. Wallpaper stripper

 
 wallpaper stripper 

Removing old paint or wallpaper can be a real chore sometimes, so get yourself a good quality scraper with a sharp blade and that wall will be stripped in no time.   

 
     
   

5. Orbital wallpaper scraper

 
 orbital wallpaper scraper 

This alien-looking hand tool is desgined to pierce wallpaper so that a steamer can penetrate deep enough to make peeling it from the walls much easier. An orbital scraper will even make light work of stubborn, glossy wallpaper or painted woodchip.  

 
     
   

6. Wallpaper steamer

 
 

wallpaper steamer

 

With this handy gadget you can apply steam to the old wallpaper via the large pad and this will soften the paper enough to make stripping it off a breeze! Use after you have pierced the wall with your orbital scraper and the job becomes twice as easy.

 
     
   

7. Bucket

 
 bucket 

Don't forgt your bucket - indispensable for mixing, carrying, lugging, loading, sluicing down floors and work surfaces, and roughly measuring materials. 

 
     
   

8. Sponge

 
 sponge 

The humble sponge is one of those vital pieces of kit that no decorator should be without, especially when wiping down wallpaper and cleaning tools and work surfaces.

 
     
   

9. Dust sheets

 
 Dust sheets 

Putting up a few dusts sheets shows that you are a careful and considerate worker. Fill your customers full of confidence by keeping a clean and tidy working environment.

 
     
   

10. Retractable trimming knife

 
 retractable trimming knife 

This super useful knife can slice through wallpaper, plastic, string, wire and even plasterboard. Their sharp blades are cheap and easy to replace. They fit inside a pocket or toolbelt for easy access.

 
     
   

11. Screwdriver set

 
 screwdriver set 

It's always good to have a few screwdrivers in your tool box as you may need to remove the odd shelf, doors or electrical items such as lights or switches or sockets.

 
     
   

12. Masking tape

 
 masking tape 

Masking tape can be used to protect your architraves. Handy to have around.

 
     
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