Pro-Recommended Painting Products for DIYers
We're always on the lookout for stuff to help us do our painting jobs better and faster. We scour the shelves of paint stores, surf the net and pick the brains of painting pros to find the latest and greatest, as well as the best classic tools and gear.
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If you’re painting cabinet or bedroom doors, or have lots of trim but not a ton of room to lay everything out, grab several pairs of these Stak Racks. Attaching them to doors allows you to paint one side and flip them over without touching the door.
Use 2×4’s to make a shelf between a pair of these to stack lots of trim or cabinet doors. Head to Amazon to get a set of 12 for $80 or a set of 4 for $30.
Sticky Drop Cloth
High capacity nine-inch nap roller cover
Minimizing your trips to the roller tray means less opportunity for your roller to drip. A high-capacity roller cover keeps more paint in the nap, which prevents drips and the need to repeatedly go to the paint tray. They run just under $8 on Amazon.
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Paint Touch-Up in a Pen
Speedy Roller Cleaner
Mini Hand Masker
Super-Size Paint Tray
Easy-Clean Chinex Brush
Custom-Color Stain Markers
Brilliant Paint Bucket
Angle Grinder Dust Catcher
Two Tips in One
Great Little Scraper
Caulk in Any Color
Better Roller Pole
Work Pants with Knee Pads
A Better Edge-Painting Tool
Check out another paint roller we like in the video below.