Best Painter's Tools
We have all been there, sat wandering what you need to have to paint a wall, house or fence. Lucky for you, at Wonkee Donkee we have made a complete guide to the best painter’s tools!
Standard Paint Brush Set (1/2"- 4")
The paintbrush is the painter’s most important tool, so investing in a top-quality set of brushes is a must. Cheap brushes tend to shed hair all over the place and you will be forever trying to pick them out of your paintwork. The most common bush sizes available in sets are between ½” and 4″. Brushes are also available individually.
Rollers (large, medium and small)
Rollers are very efficient painting tools that can cover a large area very quickly. It doesn’t hurt to have a few different sized rollers for those more intricate or awkward jobs. We recommend a roller with a threaded handle. This will give a secure connection to an extension pole when required.
Spare roller refills are available:
High-density foam – for water-based paints and varnishes
Foam – for a fine finish on smooth surfaces using gloss and emulsion paints
Short pile – for emulsion and water-based paints on smooth surfaces
Medium pile – for gloss and emulsion paints on smooth and semi smooth surfaces
Long pile – for masonry and emulsion paints on rough surfaces such as brickwork and render.
Roller Extension Pole
Retractable Trimming Knife
Retractable Trimming Knife(generally known as a Stanley Knife although many other brands are available) can cut wallpaper, string, wire insulation, and even slice through plasterboard. If nothing else, you can use it to sharpen your pencil. Fits comfortably in a pocket for easy access. Blades of different designs are readily available and retract into the body when not in use. Fixed Blade Trimming Knives are also available.
You’ll never be out of reach with one of these in tow. A top quality ladder will be lightweight and durable. It can be kept together for compact storage or slides apart for full extension. For occasional users and easy storage and transportation, consider the Telescopic Ladder. A must-have tool for anybody whether they are a professional or a DIYer.
A simple Pocket Tape Measure with metric and imperial markings for measuring anything from wallpaper lengths to floor and wall dimensions for working out surface area for ordering the correct quantity of paint. A 5 metre (16 feet) tape will be long enough for most jobs although larger sizes are available. Can be clipped to a toolbelt for ease of access. Available in 2m (6ft),3m (10ft),5m (16ft),8m (26ft), and 10m (33ft).
Soft-Touch Pole Sander
Keeping a clean and tidy working area fills your customers with confidence. Show them how diligent you are by covering their possessions with a few carefully placed Dust Sheets. Be careful though, the paint will flow through most dust sheets. Most will stop small splashes, but not spills. Use a Polythene Backed Dust Sheet or Tarpaulin to totally protect carpets from spills.
A good quality, lightweight, easy to use Step Ladder is an essential tool for any professional or DIYer. The best selling size is a seven-step 1.5m (5 feet) ladder. This size will allow you to change light bulbs and complete most general-purpose painting jobs without being unwieldy. Most importantly, it will fit in the back of your van or car. Aluminium varieties are strong and lightweight; ideal for all-purpose use.