Painters will typically provide most of the supplies for a project, but we will allow you to pay for labor only if you provide all of the materials yourself. You might decide to do a DIY paint job down the road, in which case having these supplies on-hand will save you time and money. The supplies you should invest in include:
- Brushes: Trim and sash brushes for intricate painting, beaver-tail handles on larger brushes for larger surfaces.
- Tape: Standard painter's tape to protect trim and ceilings from droplets.
- Drop cloth: To protect floors and furniture from drips.
- Paint tray: To keep out only a portion of paint rather than drying out an entire gallon.
- Paint rollers: A quick way to cover a large portion of a wall in paint.
- Ladder: Necessary for reaching high areas (don't use a chair!).
- Small brushes: For touch-ups.