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Tools and Equipment You Need for a DIY Paint Project

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Tools and Equipment You Need for a DIY Paint Project | D&D Painting

Taking on a DIY paint project can be a big job. If you are planning on painting a large area of your home it is essential that you invest in the right tools and equipment. Getting the tools and equipment you need will help you complete the job more quickly and provide you with a higher quality finished product. Below is a list of tools and equipment you should consider purchasing for your DIY paint project.

Cleaning Supplies

An important part of having a high-quality finished paint project is to start with a clean surface. You need to remove dust, dirt, and grime from the areas you want to paint to ensure that the paint adheres properly and does not end up looking splotchy.

Repair kit

If there are areas of your sheetrock that are damaged then you need to invest in a repair kit or repair supplies. The supplies you use will depend upon the severity of the damage as well as your experience with sheetrock repair. If you paint over damaged areas of sheetrock the damage will still likely be noticeable and leave you with a low-quality finished product.


Paint is obviously a supply that you need to get started on your DIY paint project. You need to choose a paint color as well as a paint brand and type. Do you want a paint and primer combo? What type of sheen do you prefer? Be sure and learn about the options and what each provides so you can make a choice that works for your family.

Brushes and rollers

Quality paint brushes and rollers are an important part of getting a high-quality finished product. The brushes and rollers you use will have a direct impact on how the paint looks once you apply it to the wall.

Ladders and scaffolding

Ladders and scaffolding are tools that are necessary to help you reach the tall areas of your house. If you have extremely high ceilings, consider scaffolding because you will have to do less ‘up and down’ and have more room to move around.

Drop cloths

Drop cloths will help you protect your flooring and furniture from paint drips, splatters, and spills. Accidents happen so it is important to take the time to protect anything in the space that you do not want to get painted. 

Painter’s tape

Painter’s tape will help you get the straight lines that you want on your finished product. Experienced pros may be able to get crisp lines without the help of painter’s tape but most DIYers need this tool.

There are a surprising number of tools and equipment needed to do a paint project properly. Do not skip out on getting the tools mentioned above because many of them will have a direct impact on your finished product. It is worth the expense and extra time to do the job correctly the first time. If you decide that you need help with your DIY paint project at any point in the process, give the pros at D&D Painting a call.

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