Five Home Decorating Tools that you can’t do without
If you’re about to embark on a home decorating job you need to make sure that you have the right tools for the task. If you don’t do this then it’s going to cause you problems along the way.
Decorating can be a hard enough job as it is without having problems with your tools. You may be tempted to get a professional in to undertake the task. But professional decorators are expensive so if you want to save money the best thing is to do the work yourself. So what five tools are absolutely essential if you’re decorating your home?
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The right brush for the job
Probably the most obvious tool for a decorating job is a brush. You need to make sure you have the right brush to complete the work you’re doing. A lot of this will depend on the size of the arrear you’re painting; a large brush is no good in tight spaces, just as a small brush is not much use if you’re painting a ceiling. A range of brushes in sizes between half an inch and three inches is always useful; the most commonly used brushes are sized at one and one and a half inches.
A roller as well
If you’re painting a ceiling then the ideal tool to use is a roller. It’s much easier to do this sort of job with a roller as you can complete the task relatively quickly and get the rest your home decoration complete. You’re also less likely to create a mess using a roller instead of dripping paint from a brush all over the room.
A tray full of paint
Once you’ve got the roller sorted out you need a tray to put the paint in. If you’re using brushes you can put the paint on the brush straight from the tin but you can’t do this if you’re using a roller. You’ll need a nine inch tray for your full size roller which you can also use for a mini roller should one be needed for the job. Remember to always keep the tray on a flat service as you don’t want a covering of paint over your floor or furniture.
A scraper for the paper
If you’re wallpapering as well as painting you’re going to need to remove the paper that’s already there. To do this you’re going to need a scraper to get the job done. A wider edged scraper is ideal for this task and for filling wider cracks, whereas a scraper with a narrow edge is better suited to filling small cracks.
You can always use a sharp knife
A sharp knife is always useful to have at hand when you’re decorating your home. You can use it for really straightforward tasks such as getting the lid off the paint in the first place. It’s also useful for tasks such as cutting wallpaper when you need to do so to get your matching right.