While it may feel like choosing your Resene paint colour and finish is the biggest task when tackling a painting project at home, assembling the right tools required to do the job is just as important, if you want the best finish possible.
No matter what room, item or area you’re planning to paint, there is a list of must-have tools that will ensure the process is a seamless and successful as possible. It’s best to gather everything you need before you begin, so you don’t get halfway through and realise you’re missing an essential element.
Your local Resene ColorShop not only has everything you could possibly need, the team is available to talk you through any questions you may have and will guide you towards the best options within each category for your specific project, painting experience and confidence level.
While there is a plethora of gear available to buy, the key message is to stick to the essentials and buy quality paint equipment. And if you look after everything properly, it’ll last for years.
The list below is a basic starting point for most paint projects and can be customised depending on the specific nature of your task. Conveniently, Resene has an eight-piece DIY Starter Kit already made up, which makes life even easier for beginners. There are also downloadable painting and wallpaper checklists available on the Resene website.
There is a huge difference in brush quality when it comes to what’s available on the market today. Using a trusted brand like PAL Legend or MacGyver will not only give you a better finish, it’ll make the job significantly easier. Look for those that are handmade with quality bristles, as cheaper brushes are not made with longevity in mind. A quality brush is a sound investment as it will last you years when cleaned and stored properly. A handy tip is that once they’re dry, store them in the cardboard sheath they came in to protect the bristles.