With so many options from cheap to expensive, it can be hard to know what to spend your money on and what to save on when buying painting tools.
For that reason I put together this painting tools recommendations page to share with you the exact tools I use in my painting business that I’ve been running for over 20 years now.
I only recommend tools I’ve used and still buy to this day, so you can be sure you’re getting the best.
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These are the everyday painting tools that I personally use and highly recommend for homeowners tackling their own painting projects.
The Wooster brushes (and Purdy) and rollers will produce a fantastic and will last you years if you take good care of them.
The Handy Paint Tray is the best paint tray I’ve ever used. A 2′-4′ extension pole will save your back and shoulders. Finally, Frog Tape is the ONLY tape I use on my projects.
Under this sprayer section, I am going to give you my recommendation for entry level, prosumer (the light professional or heavy use home owner), and professional. All three come highly recommended by me.
If you are are DIY homeowner, then go with the entry level sprayer. If you are a handyman, or paint part time, go with the prosumer pick. If you are full time painter, go with the professional sprayer.
Airless paint sprayers are for bigger projects like painting new drywall, ceilings, exteriors, decks and fences. They spray paint fast, so you have to pay attention or you’ll get runs. Airless paint sprays will literally speed your paint job up by 10X once you become comfortable with the sprayer.
HVLP paint sprayers are perfect for kitchen cabinet painting, furniture, doors, trim, and windows. They spray a finer, more atomized spray fan and have far less over spray than airless sprayers. They also are slower and produce less runs.
These are tools that I use on specialty jobs like painting kitchen cabinets, exterior painting and similar type project.
I use Zip Wall poles to section off kitchen when painting cabinets so no overspray or dust leaks into the home.
The 3M Handy Masker makes prepping windows and cabinets quick and easy. I love this tool!
A shop vac is necessary for cleaning cabinet doors when painting and general cleaning for any painting project.
These cone paint stands are great to set cabinet doors on when spraying. This keeps the door off the table and clean. I personally use them on all cabinet jobs.