Paint trays provide your team with an effective way to avoid spills and mess while also keeping the paint you pour fresh and clean.
Brush cutters are useful tools for painting tight areas that a roller cannot access, cutting paint with precision to achieve an even surface.
Sanding surfaces prior to painting is an indispensable tool, particularly in large-scale projects.
Brushes are essential tools used for painting. There are various shapes and sizes of brushes designed to apply paint onto canvas surfaces, each offering special functions to help beginners paint faster and easier.
Flat sash brushes are excellent tools for applying washes with short strokes for controlled application of washes and can even be used as edgers around doors, windows and floorboards.
Painters who plan on painting for extended periods should invest in an ergonomic brush that will reduce hand cramps. This is especially important if using an extension ladder which can place strain on hands.
If you are painting either interior or exterior surfaces, rollers are invaluable tools that can speed up the painting process and produce smoother finishes. Foam rollers work particularly well on cabinet doors and trim while cotton rollers work better on walls.
Before painting, a sponge should be used to wipe surfaces down and clear away dust or cobwebs from surfaces, while a caulking gun will help patch holes and cracks. A manual gun with a plunger-and-trigger mechanism is recommended instead of one featuring ratcheting design that could release caulk oozing out at unpredictable intervals.
Use a large bucket to organize multiple paint cans and use a roller tray made of hard plastic for less waste, with an easy-to-clean spout for effortless paint application.
Metal paint cans are the go-to container when it comes to paint storage, available in sizes that range from 1/4 pint up to 5 quart (imperial gallon). There are both epoxy lined and unlined cans available that work for water based and oil based paints.
These cans can be used for touchups and recoloring cosmetic items that cannot be obtained within the game’s current color palette. Furthermore, players can utilize team-colored paint that will alternately switch their appearance between red and blue variant colors.
Reusing empty paint cans is an efficient and economical way to save both money and time, plus labelling each can makes for easier identification and organization.
Possessing the appropriate tools and equipment will make painting much simpler for you, from preparation to cleanup. They will enable you to complete the task efficiently.
Drop cloths are large sheets of canvas or plastic fabric designed to cover floors and furniture in order to protect it from paint drips and splatters. Many homeowners try saving money by using old bed sheets instead, but often these too thin layers bleed through onto hardwood or rug surfaces below causing unnecessary costs.
Paint scrapers are ideal for removing dry paint from walls and surfaces, while also serving to prepare walls prior to painting.
Plastic wrap, more commonly known by its acronym PVC (Polyvinylidene Chloride), is an inexpensive and effective tool for protecting paintings. Clinging without adhesive, it can easily adhere to surfaces while simultaneously sealing painting frames.
Paint brush storage solutions such as these can also help keep paint brushes clean and dry between uses, helping the tips stay from drying out between uses. Try covering a palette or paint rollers with them so as to protect the brush tips from becoming dry between uses.
Some paintings may require special care and support before wrapping, particularly if they are fragile, large, or unusually-shaped. If unsure, seek guidance from a conservator. Cling film recycling programs generally provide this option.
Use of a painter’s pole can assist your team in reaching areas they cannot reach without resorting to ladders, speeding up painting service time and ensuring jobs are finished on schedule.
When loading a pole, for optimal control hold the final portion near its midsection and center bottom area for best results. This way, it won’t be too top or bottom-heavy as you work. Most models feature a flip-lock mechanism to extend to lengths up to 30 feet. They also boast patented Cam Lock tips which keep rollers securely locked down to make using and storing these poles easier than ever.