If you’re on a budget:
Cardboard boxes you’ve saved can be broken down and used and reused
Old bed sheets you want to retire,
Cheap thin plastic drop sheets from any hardware store, if you’re in a bind but we find them a risky, as things tend to get slippery
If you want to splurge:
Most professional painters rarely, if ever, use tape when painting
Instead they use a technique called cutting when edging a room, which requires a steady hand, an angled/ tapered brush and a leading bead of paint…it requires a lot of practice..we have yet to fully master the skill
It’s definitely worth investing in the frog tape if you want a nice clean sharp line, as it eliminates bleed.
Important: peel tape after first coat of colour while paint is still wet (within 5 minutes of painting preferably)
We use cheap green tape more for siliconing bathroom showers and counters but it does an adequate job if there is not a high contrast between two colours and you don’t mind doubling back to touch up things after you peel back the tape
You can drop some serious change on an extendable one, but they come in multiple sizes, so pick one that accommodates your height and the height of walls and ceilings you’ll be working on. If you can afford it, buy a couple of sizes
If you don’t have the budget, most rollers are designed to screw on to a standard broom pole…can be a real life saver, if you find you’re without one and painting a ceiling
DryDex and a spatula
Goes on pink and dries white, when it’s completely white you know it’s safe to sand
Make sure you take off excess material while it’s wet and pliable, trying to attain the flattest surface to blend into what’s existing
The less the build up of DryDex you have, the less work you have sanding it
We love Purdy brushes, it’s a bit more expensive but once you use them you’ll know why
If you take proper care of them, they’ll last you quite some time
Do you have any other supplies you can't live without?
Do you have any questions about the items on this list?