Painting a house is no easy endeavor, but the job can be made easier if you use the proper house painting tools. Selecting what color to paint is the easiest step in the house painting process. However, without the proper house painting tools to assist you, the job will become more difficult. The three most common house painting tools used today is paintbrush, paint roller and airless sprayer. It really depends on the paint job needed to determine what type of house painting tools to utilize.
Paintbrushes are the most common type of tool in the market. There are two types of paintbrushes, natural bristle brushes (made from animal hair) and synthetic bristle brushes (usually made of nylon). Natural bristle brushes were once considered the best paintbrushes to use, but the quality of synthetic brushes has improved dramatically in recent years and is now considered just as good as the natural ones. However, it is important to know that you cannot use the natural brushes on water based latex paints due to the fact that water causes the bristles to go limp. Paintbrushes come in many different sizes, the most common being the 6 inch and 4 inch wall brushes and the 2 inch trim brush. Another house painting tool that is popular is the foam brush, made from foam urethane and with sponge like heads. Other sizes of paintbrushes are available for that special trim or hard to reach corner.
They can significantly reduce the time needed to paint a home. For example, the use of a paint roller over flat surfaces can cut down the time it takes to paint a wall almost in half. While you will use paintbrushes to paint the trim, around windows and doors, the paint rollers are used to paint all the large blank surfaces. Rollers can in various sizes from 4-18", but the size used for most interior paint jobs is the ones that are 7" and 9" wide. Paint rollers have specially made handles made of wood or plastic making it easy to attach an extension handle and a plastic or metal frame that holds the roll cover nice and secure. Roller coves are made from an assortment of materials, such as mohair, lamb's wool, Dynel, polyurethane foam, or acetate. The roller cover you need to use will be determined by the type of paint you are going to be using, and most roller coves will be labeled indicating the type of paint it is to be used for. Rollers are an essential component of any house painting tools kit.