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The Equipment Needed for Home Painting

It would be great to know that for a proper home painting, the existence of a brush and a bucket of paint should b e enough. In this way you can get ready for home painting in a matter of minutes. But this task will require in all situations a little bit of more planning and other stuff to attend to in case you want this job to be run in a smooth way.

To start with, there is the need to have a ladder or something to safely improvise into a climbing device, but this impro (that many times end up with a table or a chair) will mostly make you feel pains in the neck and back.

The safest way however to do a home painting, especially for ceilings and unreachable corners, is to use a ladder to climb on. When buying one you should consider to buy the one to hold your weight and the weight of the paint you are going to use.

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You should buy also some buckets to have them ready to mix the paint as well as cleaning the brushes after the home painting project is over. Do not get cheap in using jars for paint mixing and brush/roller rinsing as there isn’t enough space to do a proper cleansing for either of them.

Tape to cover the things that do not need to be touched by the paint is also a must. Therefore you should cover the window sills, the boards used for skirting, or the area that are covered in carpets. The masking tape will allow you to obtain a proper cleaning after taking care of the mess with the simply peeling off the tape.

The furniture that is kept inside should be also taken care of and you can reach to protect it buying covers in case you do not have old sheets that you can use for the sake of protecting the furniture and the floor from splatters of paint. It doesn’t matter how good of a home painting artist you are, at a certain moment you would drop some paint by accident, thus is better to be assured that everything is covered.

Another useful tip – protect your eyes with some safety glasses when reaching to have the home painting on the ceilings. Make sure as well to wear an overall, the disposable one (that is also very cheap) is maybe the one to be preferred over another type that needs washing.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 6, 2010

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