Want to make the most of your painting prowess? This is the DIY toolkit you need.
Have you ever been halfway through a project and up to your neck in mess, only to realise you’re missing a vital tool? Save yourself the annoyance of climbing down from the ladder, changing your clothes and driving to the shops, with a DIY toolkit worthy of a professional. There’s no need to spend a fortune on painting and decorating tools, but good preparation means having the essentials to get the job done right. Plus, once you’ve got your toolkit organised, it’s a breeze to change your design whenever inspiration strikes in the future.
Here’s our easy guide to gathering all the decorating tools you need, for a kit made to last.
So, you know you need a paintbrush, but will one do? Probably not. Your list of tools begins with painting equipment for a variety of tasks.
Versatile, long-lasting and well suited to the application of water-based paints, a small collection of synthetic brushes will do for most interior projects. Buy a four to six-inch brush for large flat areas, a two to three-inch one for door edges and skirting boards, and a one-inch brush for cutting in. For longevity, source good quality brushes to lower the risk of bristles falling out.