Before you begin
painting you must have the right tools for the job.
One should know what type and quality of paintbrush,
paint roller and paint pad to buy. It you have the
right tools then the job is done easily and with
efficiency. There are a variety of painting tools
available in the market and it is difficult to decide
which is the right one to buy. Here are a few tips to
help you buy the right rollers and paint pads for
Do not buy cheap use and throw rollers they
are a waste of money.
Buy a ½ inch foam paint roller that makes
work efficient and easier. The roller absorbs three to four
times the amount of paint than a brush and drips less.
Therefore more area is covered in a short time.
A roller can be used on any surface, with any
texture as it is designed to paint any surface. A roller
doesn't splatter paint or leave marks in the paint when
It is best to buy a roller with a nylon
center, as it is easy to clean and can be used many times
Rollers with yellow foam are to be used for
water-based paint. Grey and blue foam is used for oil-based
Choose a roller with a frame of heavy plastic
or stainless steel. The handle should have a comfortable grip
and you should be able to attach an extension pole to it. Get
an extension pole that is 4 feet long, this will allow you to
paint the ceiling while standing on the floor. Ensure that the
handle is of fiberglass as; it will let you know how much
pressure you are applying on it, when it bends under pressure.
To paint corners use corner rollers that are
pointed in the ends and are easy to paint narrow corners. The
other option is to use mini rollers that only 4 inches wide.
Buy a 4-inch paint pad this is a multifaceted
tool. This plastic pad has a short, broad handle that is
scientifically designed to reduce fatigue and maintain optimal
productivity. The pad has foam that holds three times more
paint than an ordinary brush. The surface is broader than that
of a brush. The face has bristles that are perfect to paint
flat areas like trims. The bristles are short hence the paint
does not dry easily. The pad splashes and drips less.