Tools To Make The Job Easier
Ever spent countless hours doing residential painting and thinking, “Someone should invent an easier way to do this”? The truth is that someone already has! An array of convenient tools has been invented over the years to make getting at those hard to reach places and precarious edges easier. With these tools, you can get the task done with time to spare while keeping the mess to a minimum.
Everyone knows a ladder is almost always necessary when painting, but most don’t consider massive benefits of having a simple one or two-step bench. This tool will help you access higher areas without creating a vertical blockade like a ladder. Not only are benches easier to move around and mount, but they free up both of your hands too, allowing you to more easily switch hands when one arm gets tired or when you need to reach something to the far left or right.
Paint Pour Attachment
If you find yourself dripping and splattering every time you need to pour your paint can into a tray or other receptacle, this inexpensive accessory is your new best friend. It clips on to conventional paint cans to drastically improve the pouring process. This little tool will help you to keep your residential painting task tidy and can even save your wallet by preventing wasteful spills.
This tool is a saving grace to anyone who tires of the slow and tedious process of painting around trim. Many edge painters will allow you to get a clean, straight line almost instantaneously. This means hours of time saved that would have otherwise been spent on meticulous taping and painstaking brushwork. Save your time, the money you would normally spend on tape, and consider getting an edge painter to make one of painting’s greatest stressors go away for good.
The paint guard is like the edge painter in that it is an invaluable time saver and stress reducer. When doing detail work, just hold the edge down to block off the area you want to avoid and you’re set. Paint guards can come with metal or plastic edges; some might want to opt for the plastic edge to avoid the unlikely scenario where a metal edge might dent the wall. Remember to clean the edge after use as well to avoid unwanted paint build up!
Breaking your back to get that ceiling covered? Just using a paint brush and a ladder can feel like an unwieldy way to get the job done. Try picking up an adjustable painting stick that will grant you better access to the ceiling while giving you the versatility of a roller brush. Your residential painting endeavour will move along at a quicker pace by cutting out the middle man (i.e. your ladder) and your back and neck will be relieved as well. Just don’t forget to cover the floor and avoid soaking up too much paint to avoid brush drips. It’s even useful for walls, so try to take advantage of its improved reach in a variety of scenarios.