Best painter's tools
1. Standard paint brush set (1/2"- 4")
Theis the painter's most important tool, so investing in a top quality set of brushes is a must. Cheap brushes tend to shed hairs 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.
2. Rollers (large, medium and small)
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 conection to an extension pole when required.
Spare roller refills are available:
3. Roller extension pole
Extend your reach with this handyand you will be able to roller walls and ceilings without overstretching.
Ais a multi-purpose tool that can be used for mixing, carrying, and even roughly measuring materials or liquids.
5. Paint trays
are a must if you intend to use rollers. Designed specifically for use with roller brushes, they allow quick, even and efficient paint loading ready for painting your walls and doors, etc.
Always supplied in a kit, roller paint trays are also available individually.
6. 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.
of different designes are ready available, and retract into the body when not in use. are also available.
7. Extension ladder
You'll never be out of reach with one of these in tow. A top quality can be kept together for compact storage or slides apart for full extension.will be lightweight and durable. It
For occasional users and easy storage and transportation, consider the .
A must-have tool for anybody whether they are a professional or a DIYer.
8. Tape measure
A simplewith 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.
Afor marking out. The shape helps guide it against an object and helps it to fit comfortably behind most ears. If nothing else you can use it to fill in the crossword on your lunch break.
are available for use with carpenter pencils, or use a .
10. Soft touch pole sander
Theis a great tool for prepping walls prior to hanging wallpaper or painting. If you have erected a drywall and used jointing compound, you may want to smooth away any rough edges or excess mixture. The wide sanding pad allows you to cover a large area very quickly.
11. Hacking knife
Theis a tough little tool used to hack away old putty and compound from your window frames.
Ideal when replacing old, cracked putty prior to painting.
12. Window scraper
This may look like the latest shaving razor but they are, in fact, used for removing excess dry paint from windows. Awould also make an excellent windscreen ice scraper.
13. Dust sheets
Be carefull though, paint will flow through most dust sheets. Most will stop small splashes, but not spills. Use aor to totally protect carpets from spills.
14. Claw hammer
Perhaps not your first thought when you think of painter's tools but you will not regret having aat hand to deal with any awkward nails or if something needs prying open.
15. Skeleton gun
A(or Mastic Gun) is a must have tool that's used for dispensing caulk and adhesives. Quick to load and easy to use.
16. Stripping knife
Ais a handy tool used for stripping paint and wallpaper.
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17. Putty knife
Ahas been especially designed for the application of putty and filler to walls and ceilings. Fill cracks, corners and crevices with the putty knife's clipped point. An essential tool.
18. Paint kettle
Ais simply used to hold paint. It can also be used to mix wallpaper paste, hold paintbrushes or other small tools. Especially useful when working at height.
19. Step ladder
A good quality, lightweight, easy to useis 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.
20. Cordless combi drill
Aallows you to drill as well as drive and because it is battery powered, you can use it anywhere. A thoroughly useful tool with various applications. Purchasing a good quality one is well advised and will provide you with years of service.