4 Practical Tools Every Interior Painter Needs Right Now
With the inception of some convenient and practical tools, interior painting in 2021 has become more straightforward. With that being said, almost anyone can dabble with the art of painting their own walls. Here, we will discuss the tools that make interior painting easier and more fun with each and every job.
5 in 1 Paint Tool
One of the most practical and multifunctional interior painting tools is the 5-in-one paint tool. This multipurpose tool can assist in scraping off paint from the wall or edges, a small hole at the center to pull nails, and a flat but solid handle to hammer nails.
The sharp edge can also be used to open paint cans, and the solid hammer-end helps to put the lid back on the paint can. The most satisfying feature (in our opinion) is removing the excess paint from rollers using the curved surface.
3M Hand Masker
While painting the walls may take the paint job’s limelight, the preparation is surely the most important of any paint job. During the prep phase – floors, windows and cabinets (along with any other household items you wish to protect) must be properly masked and covered.
This beauty of this device is that you can apply tape & plastic/paper in one go. Not having to put down and switch between paper, plastic and tape separately is more time efficient. The 3M Hand Masker holds one roll of the 3M paper or plastic along with one roll of tape. The metal cutting bar also has holes that allow you to switch between different sized tape for accurate cutting.
The plastic rolls come in different sizes depending on what you need. Sizes include 24″, 48″, and 72″, among others. The largest are 99″ in height and are suitable for covering standard walls. It is a perfect solution for spray paint tasks and masking.
Little Giant Ladder
The Little Giant Ladder is another versatile tool to be had in your arsenal when interior painting. It is considered the strongest, safest, most versatile ladder in the world for many reasons. This isn’t your standard 6-foot fold up wooden ladder. No, no no. This ladder is heavy-duty but compact. Their smallest size (when folded as a-frame) is only 5′ tall. However, that same ladder extended out straight nearly doubles in length. You can safely do most basic interior painting jobs using this ladder. This multi-use ladder system can be set up in 24 different positions allowing for maximum flexibility. According to their website: “Because it’s adjustable in one-foot increments, the Little Giant allows one side of the ladder to be extended allowing safe use on uneven surfaces like staircases, curbs or docks”. It’s safe to say you can reach most any elevated interior area using this tool.
You can usually find these in-stock and accessible in-store at Sherwin Williams or Lowes. If you have the time, order directly from the manufacturer and they’ll deliver it to your home or business.
Purdy Painter's Pail – Yellow
Keeping your brush handle clean is rule #1 of painting. If you allow paint to transfer to your brush handle, be certain it will then transfer to your hands. From there, the possibilities are endless. Will it end up on the floor? Your clothing?
The Purdy Painter’s pail is a great way to organize yourself on a job. This isn’t your average paint bucket. This one can be held from different positions allowing for convenient access of paint. Best of all, the bucket contains a strong magnet mechanism that sticks to your brush when you need a break. The brush handle then remains elevated above the paint and keeps everything neat and clean. Bonus: the inside of the pail acts as a ramp for your 4″ mini rollers.