essential paint supplies

One of the best ways to dramatically change the look and mood of a room is by painting its walls. For example, you might choose neutral and earthy paint tones to create a warmer and more inviting feeling, while bright colors like orange and lime green can give a space a more energetic and vibrant feeling. Whichever direction you choose, an interior paint job requires first getting the proper essential paint supplies at your local hardware store.

Is DIY painting really worth it?

You might be on the fence about doing your own paint job. However, it’s a rewarding project for several reasons. It offers a sense of accomplishment and pride in beautifying your own living space, furniture project, etc. Additionally, you have complete control over the colors, finishes, and overall aesthetic. One significant benefit is that DIY painting is cost-effective compared to hiring professional painters, saving you money that can be allocated elsewhere in your home improvement projects.

Essential Paint Supplies to Buy from Your Local Hardware Store

Are you ready to tackle a DIY paint project but not sure what you need? We have you covered! Double-check that you have the following supplies (all found at your local hardware store).

  • Tarps or similar protective plastic

Even professional painters drip paint from time to time. Protect your furniture, carpet, and hardwood floors by laying down tarps or similar protective plastic materials to capture any errant paint drops.

  • Tape

Painter’s tape is great for protecting areas for which tarps are impractical. For example, you should use it around light fixtures and outlets. Painter’s tape can also help first-time painters nail clean edges.

  • Ladder and step stool

Having a ladder is not always a necessity, but depending on the complexity of your project, it can really improve your painting experience. This is especially true if you have tall ceilings that cannot be easily reached with an extended paintbrush (hello, sore shoulders).

  • Multiple paintbrushes

Speaking of paintbrushes, when going to your local ACE hardware store, we recommend getting the following paintbrushes (at least one of each type for every paint color you purchase):

  • An angled brush for use in painting straight lines around wall intrusions like windows, doors, and baseboards.
  • A roller brush and handle. Roller brushes are ideal for the long wall stretches. Note, however, to paint with long, even rolls to prevent excessive splattering and uneven paint.
  • A small craft brush for evening out paint lines along trim work and around things like doorknobs and light fixtures.
  • Painting trays

There is a variety of painting trays at your local hardware store. Choose one that is wide enough to easily fit the width of your roller brush and has pockets to easily store angled brushes and small craft brushes upright.

Visit Tashman Home Center for All Your Painting Needs

Are you ready to get started? Measure your room and bring it and this list to Tashman Home Center, your local ACE Hardware store, to take advantage of the best painting deals. Contact us at (323) 285-3063 or shop online today.