Decorative Painting Tips

Even a novice can create designer effects with these easy-to-use painting tools.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Paintbrush

You'll also need a decorative painting kit (available at home centers and paint stores), a dropcloth and rags for cleaning drips.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Latex wall paint
  • Old newspapers for rolling excess paint
  • Masking tape