Before you begin painting you must have the right tools for the job.
One should know what type and quality of paintbrush, paint roller
and paint pad to buy. It you have the right tools then the job is
done easily and with efficiency. There are a variety of painting
tools available in the market and it is difficult to decide which is
the right one to buy. Here are a few tips to help you buy the right
rollers and paint pads for painting.
- Do not buy cheap use and throw rollers they
are a waste of money.
- Buy a ½ inch foam paint roller that makes
work efficient and easier. The roller absorbs three to four times
the amount of paint than a brush and drips less. Therefore more area
is covered in a short time.
- A roller can be used on any surface, with
any texture as it is designed to paint any surface. A roller doesn't
splatter paint or leave marks in the paint when applied.
- It is best to buy a roller with a nylon
center, as it is easy to clean and can be used many times over.
- Rollers with yellow foam are to be used for
water-based paint. Grey and blue foam is used for oil-based paints.
- Choose a roller with a frame of heavy
plastic or stainless steel. The handle should have a comfortable
grip and you should be able to attach an extension pole to it. Get
an extension pole that is 4 feet long, this will allow you to paint
the ceiling while standing on the floor. Ensure that the handle is
fiberglass as; it will let you know how much
pressure you are applying on it, when it bends under pressure.
- To paint corners use corner rollers that are
pointed in the ends and are easy to paint narrow corners. The other
option is to use mini rollers that only 4 inches wide.
- Buy a 4-inch paint pad this is a
multifaceted tool. This plastic pad has a short, broad handle that
is scientifically designed to reduce fatigue and maintain optimal
productivity. The pad has foam that holds three times more paint
than an ordinary brush. The surface is broader than that of a brush.
The face has bristles that are perfect to paint flat areas like
trims. The bristles are short hence the paint does not dry easily.
The pad splashes and drips less.