I’ve been painting again, this time in the dining room. Are you ready for the biggest before and after of the year?!? Here’s the before:
Such a big difference, right? Not. I knew when we started the kitchen we’d carry the color from the dining room through the kitchen. I also knew we didn’t have enough of the blue paint on hand to cover everything. So I bought another gallon to paint the kitchen and dining room. If paint doesn’t come from the same can, there’s a chance the color will be off. This was the case for the new kitchen paint and the old dining paint.
Before I started with the blue, I repainted the white to give it a nice, fresh coat. Then I painted the walls. While painting, I thought, “Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever rounded up our favorite painting supplies.” Today, I’ve wrangled our favorite painting supplies including
Purdy paint brushes: A good brush can make all the difference. I like an angled brush to get in corners and crannies by trim. Remember to clean the brush well to prolong the life of your brush.
Foam roller covers: For a smooth, professional looking paint job. These high density foam roller covers don’t shed and the low nap leaves the surface as smooth as possible.
Frog tape: I think the old phrase, “The coolest thing since sliced bread” should be updated to “The coolest thing since Frog Tape.” Yes, it’s more expensive than regular masking or painters tape, but the results speak for themselves. Little to no bleed through, just crisp lines.
Tweezers: I don’t know about you, but after almost every paint job, small pieces of tape stay put. I keep an old tweezer in my painting supplies to easily get those buggers off.
Disposable paint trays or aluminum foil: Painting is enough of a pain, but clean up is even worse in my book. I’ve started using aluminum foil to cover my paint tray. When I’m done painting, just peel and toss.
Glidden paint: Remember, your time spent painting isn’t worth it if your paint is junk. In our humble opinions, Glidden is the best value paint. Easy to apply, durable, and affordable. Sure, Ben Moore is nice, but it also costs more.
What are your can’t live without paint supplies, tips, or tricks?
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