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.
not buy cheap use and throw rollers they are a waste of
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.
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.
is best to buy a roller with a nylon center, as it is easy
to clean and can be used many times over.
with yellow foam are to be used for water-based paint.
Grey and blue foam is used for oil-based paints.
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 of fiberglass as; it will let you know how
much pressure you are applying on it, when it bends under
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.
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.
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