Painting Tips and Tricks

These 16 tips from a picky painter will help you be a better and neater painter.

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
  • Paint scraper
  • Painters tape
  • Paint tray
  • Putty knife
  • Safety glasses
  • Paintbrush
  • Utility knife

  • 5-in-1 painting tool
  • Drop cloths
  • Nylon scrub brush
  • Paintbrush comb
  • Rag

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Masking tape
  • Paint remover
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Teflon spray lube