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Tools You Need for a Basic Paint Project

Painting tools come in various shapes and sizes; however, you only really need the following tools for a basic paint project. If you decide that you plan to do a lot of painting, you can start to look at specialty tools.

  • 2-inch blue painter’s tape: Protects painted and finished trim and helps you achieve professional paint lines

  • Drop cloth: Protects furniture and floors

  • Sandpaper: Eliminates imperfections

  • TSP (trisodium phosphate): Cleanses without leaving residue

  • 1 ½ - or 2-inch angled sash brush: Great for cutting in corners and painting edges

  • 2- or 3-inch flat sash brush: Best for painting flat surfaces

  • Paint tray and disposable liners: The liner eliminates cleanup

  • 9-inch roller, screw-on extension pole, and roller cover: Essential for coating walls and ceilings

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