The BEST Painting Tools
There has been so much interest in my favorite paint tools so I’ve linked what I think are THE BEST Painting Tools out there. Click the title of the product for links to shop these products! As always, I ONLY recommend products I LOVE and have used extensively. I have painted hundreds of rooms, 3 home exteriors, multiple pieces of furniture, doors, trim, fences, etc. These are my favorite, tried and true painting tools.
must – have painting tools
Wooster Shortcut Paint Brush – this is my all time favorite paint brush. The short handle is comfortable, it leaves a beautiful paint finish with minimal brush lines and it washes up well. I literally buy 5+ at a time! If you paint often or have a bunch of helpers, grab this 12 pack!
I love both of these brands. I don’t really have a preference one over the other but don’t skimp on a good brand for your roller. It’s worth the extra buck or two to get good ones! Remember to get the right nap for your project. Most walls are smooth – semi-smooth.
Wooster Roller – I have a few rollers and they’re all about the same. I like this one and I have a couple others. I’d recommend having a couple on hand.
If you’re doing a large space, HIGHLY recommend doing the wider roller! I have the 18″ and it makes the job much quicker!
If you’re just getting started this Wooster Starter Kit is AWESOME! Under $100 and really everything you need to paint a room!
My favorite Paint Sprayer – This is hands down the best sprayer I’ve used and I’ve tried 8-10 different sprayers over the past eleven years. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Great Paint Sprayer for smaller projects – I love this paint sprayer! It’s affordable, works great, cleans up easily and leaves a beautiful finish. Works great for doors, trim, cabinets, furniture, mantels and other small paint projects. This gets 2nd place if I’m ranking them but its really great on the budget!
BEST Paint Sprayer for Large Scale Projects – We used this paint sprayer to paint the exterior of our (three different!) homes and it is the BEST! It is efficient, easy to clean, leaves gorgeous finish and doesn’t have a ton of overspray. Highly recommend this for big projects – painting home exterior, fences, large rooms, deck railing, etc. It also has a pressure roller that can be used for painting walls super quickly and efficiently!
Painter’s Tape – I’ve used ScotchBlue painter’s tape for years and I love it! I like FrogTape too but both seem to perform about the same for me.
Paint Roller Extension Pole – This is a lifesaver when doing tall walls and ceilings. We use it for almost every paint project. I have the 2-4′ one and the 4-8′ one. I use the 2-4′ one the most but if you have high ceilings, maybe opt for the longer one!
Paint Brush Holder for extension pole – Craig uses this a lot (he has a very steady hand!) and it works great for cutting in on high spaces!
Handy Paint Pail – this is the tool I was using to cut in (works great for painting doors and trim too!) The magnet holds your paint brush while you move around and it cleans up so easily. Must-have for any paint project! You can get liners for it but I usually just rinse it out in the utility sink afterward or let it dry out and the paint peels right off!
Masking Dispenser – This is certainly an extra but it makes things so much easier! I love it since I paint a lot!
Louise Dyrbye says
Thank you for this list!
Yes thank you. Planning to tackle painting at our new home so need your favs. As always, just love your stories and your beautiful smile and attitude and love seeing you add your touches to this new home. Hope your family and kiddos are doing well with the move 🙂
Deedee Freemire says
Thanks for posting these! I’m planning on painting our brick exterior. What paint for exterior brick do you recommend? I want a white!
Danna F says
Mallory, you are my inspiration for taking on projects and completing them. Rockstar…3 kids and doing a great job! Thanks for the tool recommendations. I have painted many rooms since I was in high school. Ready to try the sprayers.
Hello ! I follow all your projects, I love them !! But I have a question, I tried to paint my door and trims myself with satin finish paint and it peels ! What am I doing wrong ? Thanks for your help!
Thank you for this list. You are inspiring me to paint. I am so fearful it will look terrible. Also, in fear my dog’s hair will ruin my efforts before it dries😬. Questions: are there any posts on best tips for painting?