Last updated: 1 May 2023
The first piece of equipment you need for painting a house is undoubtedly a good paintbrush. If I had to choose only one paintbrush to use for the rest of my life, it would be a Purdy 3-inch angle tip brush.
This is a nylon brush for all paints. But I only use it for latex paint which is what I do 95% of my painting with. What do I like about this brush? It’s big enough to hold a lot of paint. A lot of people think you need to use a small brush when you want to paint a straight line that’s not true. A big brush works better.
When you’re up on a stepladder or an extension ladder you can keep your hands-free. By hooking your paint on the ladder you got one hand to brush and you got the other hand to hang on the ladder.
The must-have essentials of house painting equipment is a good paint roller. I recommend a really solid roller handle made by Wooster. It’s not even the most expensive you can buy it’s somewhere in the mid-range but it’s nice and solid and it spins easily. And as long as you keep it clean you can use this over and over.
It’s important to have a few companion pieces to go along with the paintbrush. You’ll need a roller cover, and I recommend the Super Fab roller covers made by Wooster. Additionally, you’ll want to use a five-gallon bucket with a roller grid. Rolling out of a rolling pan isn’t recommended because they don’t hold enough paint and are too easy to step on.
Multi-purpose Painters Tool
This multi-purpose painter’s tool has a hammerhead handle. If I come across a loose nail I can pound it in. It’s got a sharp blade out here on the front. It can be used for cutting open 5-gallon buckets they have lids on them that need to be cut. The curved part can be used to get all the paint out of the roller.
Roller pole extends from 2 to 4 feet is a universal size to have. What I like about roller pole is it locks into place. Roller pole can come in handy if you’re trying to paint corner boards up high in the house or if you’re trying to paint high ceilings.
The next indispensable equipment for house painting has got to be a hand masker. It’s gonna cost you a little bit of money plus you gotta buy the blade separately. I don’t know why they don’t come together maybe cause they make different lengths.
The reason I like a dripless caulk gun is every time you’re done caulking with a regular caulk gun you spit it on the ground. It leaves a little more than a caulk that comes running out and makes a big mess. A dripless caulking gun won’t do that.
The next device for house painting is a small item and it’s inexpensive but I think it’s one of the handy seems you can have on the job. That’s a little plastic razor knife.
This knife is going to help you not only to cut the tip off of your caulk tube. But also if you’re cutting painters plastic to put over windows and doors. You always need to have a brand new one with a sharp blade.
A paint scraper is a tool that is primarily used for exterior painting, but it may be required occasionally for interior painting as well. The scraper has a handle that provides a lot of leverage, and its blade can be reversed to use the sharp side. A smaller 1-inch scraper is also a useful companion tool for getting into tight spaces and corners.
The following paint equipment should be something to protect your floor – a good cloth for a drop of the canvas. This drop cloth is a big 12 by 15-feet. Drop cloth it’s great for painting a room it’s also great outside if you want to cover a driveway or something large. I always bring a variety of drop cloth sizes on any paint job. Nine by twelve drop cloths are a really handy thing to have.
Step Stool Tool Box
The last equipment for house painting probably isn’t essential. However, it’s something I bought years ago and it’s proved to be one of the handiest items that I ever took to a paint job. And that is a good stool that doubles as a toolbox. I’ve got this for years it’s top and inside here I keep a duster brush, respirator, flooring knee pads if I need to do some crawling around.
So now you know what I consider to be the best essentials for house painting equipment. This is the stuff that I bring to every paint job. Thank you for reading.