Painting is the DIYer's go-to method for transforming surfaces from bland and boring to bold and adventurous. And while the end results are almost always enjoyable, the process of getting that paint on to your walls, floors, ceiling and furniture can sometimes be a drag. Save time and sanity with these nine smart tools that will make your next paint job easier!
1. Eliminate drips and keep spills to a minimum by attaching a Shur-Line Gallon Can Paint Pourer to your paint cans before pouring. From Amazon, $4.92
2. A roller is pretty much required when trying to paint surfaces of large sizes; make the job more pleasant by using one with a soft-grip handle like a Wooster Brush Soft Grip Roller Frame. From Amazon, $8.11.
3. Keep those lines crisp and the paint where you want it to go with the Shur-Line 500 Premium Paint Edger. From Amazon, $6.23.
4. Everyone knows the key to a good paint job is to prep well before any paint pours out. Make your taping even easier with 3M Painter's Masking Tape for Corners and Hinges. From Amazon, $3.99.
5. Don't pull your back out or hurt your shoulder over-extending to reach corners and more; use a Mr. Long Arm 3212 Pro-Pole Extension Pole instead. From Amazon, $25.98.
6. If an extension pole won't work and you really need to get up close and personal to a spot beyond your natural reach, don't balance precariously on a wobbly step ladder, go for a Werner AP-20 225-lbs-Load Capacity Work Platform. From Amazon, $64.52.
7. Don't keep getting up and down a ladder while painting details like trim and windows and don't try to awkwardly hold a regular paint can while doing it. Buy a HANDy Paint Pail to carry paint with you as you work. From Amazon, $9.97.
8. As mentioned above, it's all about the prep work, so grab some 3M Painter's Multi-Use Tape for those straight lines. From Amazon, $5.69.
9. For touch ups and quick paint jobs, grab a Red Devil Multi-Purpose Painter's Trim Guard and never get paint where you don't want it to go. From Amazon, $11.29.