10 Tips for a Perfect Paint Job

Professional painters share their secrets for great-looking interiors

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Paint roller
  • Painters tape
  • Paint tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Utility knife

5-gal. bucket, Roller screen, Paint roller 3-in., Sanding sponge fine grit, Canvas drop cloth

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Paint
  • Wall cleaner
  • Paint deglosser