The best painting tools for the job will make your work A LOT easier.
No long reviews here: we cut to the chase. We found the best paint sprayer for walls in each price range worth your hard-earned money. Based on our experience and after extensive research on airless paint sprayers, here are the only quality interior paint sprayer we trust for the money.
Really no need for a lot of words on these great tools: paint power rollers do not need much getting used to. Easy to set up and start rolling. Here’s what you should look for.
Let’s knock this puppy O-U-T. The short list of what you need: First, choices for the best basement floor paints around, then how to paint a basement floor made easy.
How to Paint a Wall? Let me count the ways. Ok, here is the short version: you will see all over the internet all these people telling you how to use tape, and how to clean the walls, brush first, etc etc. Well, they clearly read the manual written by someone who read a manual, but in practice, you just jump in. It’s just not brain surgery.
You paint the trim first, but not using a brush! Here are 3 steps and 1 awesome secret (some pros don’t even know) on how to make this quick and easy (video included).
Lazy? Soak baby. The best way to clean a paint brush start simply by soaking it. We find a bath tub if there is no utility sink and we routinely put off cleaning for the night and let the brush soak in the bucket. The next day it is so easy to clean as over night the floating brush and roller lets the paint falls to the bottom of the bucket.
So many types of caulk, but what is the best caulk?
Let’s simplify it starting with caulk for painting, then for shower, tub, sink and for masonry, metal, etc.
Here you will find the best caulking gun for the money. We argue that a quality dripless caulk gun is worth the few dollars extra: it will last for generations. Oddly, the best caulk guns have been made in England for at least 3 decades. Go figure.
Learning how to touch up paint takes experience. But don’t worry, we’ll hold your hand through these steps. In decades of painting, we’ve done it a few times.
Whether you are using kitchen/bath silicone caulk, painter’s caulk (the same as ‘decorator’s caulk’), glue or anything that you shoot out of a tube, you need to know the basics of how to use a caulk gun… it’s not rocket science.
These new tools and new tool gift ideas are my pet collection: everytime a see a cool new tool, I put it here. These are our favorite top tools for the handy-person who has everything, or not enough of anything.
Gifting? Don’t know if he/she already has a screw gun? It doesn’t matter! Everyone is very happy to have more than one! Here are all the best screw gun with accessories you did not know about.
The 7 types of deck treatments and the best deck stain and sealer in each category. First, some basics you will need to know, then the list, then we get dirty.
I’m personally happy to share this a once-in-a-lifetime deck treatment. As a professional painter, I’ve learned to avoid bothering with decks. With this eco-green-chemical change to your wood, you’ll have time for more important things!
There is an ocean of paint on the shelves of paint stores, so it can be very confusing to determine what is the best deck paint.
First, let’s decide which direction to go: decide here whether you will paint or stain deck material. Then we hook you up to how to get it done.
Here is how to paint a deck with a list of tools you’ll need for deck painting: it’s really straightforward. I use these very tools and they are not expensive and really last.
Here is how to stain a deck (with a list of staining tools you’ll need at the bottom, even if you decide to spray).
Make your next project faster, easier, and better looking: we’ll help you decide on the best paint roller cover.
We picked the best paint roller for 2 budgets: 1) Low-budget, 2) Best. Tips on how to paint with a roller are at the bottom of the post. Surprise: homeowners can easily afford professional painting rollers and get the same results! It’s not brain surgery.
We picked only the tool brands we know and trust and only the best tool gifts with high customer ratings.
Mold resistant paint does not kill mold! But you can relax, the process of stopping mold is very do-able. A little elbow grease, a little mold killing primer (the good stuff) and you are ready to paint. Whew. I’m glad I stopped you from just painting over that mold!
Can you paint over stain? Any stain? Yes! These days all the realtors you work for ask you if you can paint over stain: cabinets, floors, trim. It’s like a mantra. I love wood, but sometimes you do what you gotta do. Lucky you, you don’t need to strip the varnish or polyurethane off!
For newly constructed walls, the best drywall primer is not the most expensive primer. For new walls (with no stains etc) you do not need a stain-blocker or a hole-filler.
We’ve been asked to make it simple: “Show us how to load a caulk gun”. It’s easy.
You are in luck. Applying floor paint is the easiest thing we painters do. When you use the best floor paint you will only need one coat in most cases. We only use high-quality floor paint. And painting floors is easy. Don’t thank me, thank gravity.
Yes, we know how to paint behind a toilet! Here the professional painters’ secret.
Today’s best ladders are safe, well-built, slip resistant, and many are multi-use, the best value is a ladder that is versatile. We keep small step stools in the kitchen and under the clotheslines and a step ladders of various sizes for our storage nooks.
Finding the best respirator mask gets very complicated very quickly: what filter on what mask? Of the many, many types of respirator for painting, we present some clarity: we’ll order a la carte. Read the short guide below to find the right mask for the job.
The first tip on How to Clean Paint Rollers– it’s actually not a big mess and there is a reason you should clean them: Don’t buy cheap rollers so you can throw away! Cheap ones shed lint!
The best interior will make your work A LOT easier, because the color holds longer, applies more evenly, each coat is much thicker, and it cleans up easier. We will show you a secret painting tip to go very fast. Let’s see first which paint is the best. Don’t believe commercials.
Using old paint is fine if the paint has not ruined in storage. Can you use old paint if it has frozen or ‘turned’? No but sometimes we do resurrect paint.
Painting plaster walls is not at all difficult. If your house is old, it will have plaster, sometimes called ‘horsehair plaster’ on the walls. The old workers used the tail hair from horses to mix in with the plaster to give it strength.
We’ll list the steps you will need to know how to prepare for painting drywall.
We’ll explain each step from the start of a brand new wall up to the finished product.
We will start by how to prep drywall for paint.
We list here the good paint and primer in one and when you can use them. Be very careful and consider the results you will get if you use a paint and primer in one step. I have seen a lot of ads pushing this idea of one-coat painting, but that just plays to people’s idea that painting is a drag and one coat would be quick and easy. It is not messy and it is not hard to clean up.
My favorite painter pants have pockets for knee pads: just slip them out before washing. But I’m a freak. I buy good tools that work and I buy work pants, painters pants with knee pad pockets: this works. They last.