How to Paint a Bathroom : Bathroom Painting Tools

How to Paint a Bathroom : Bathroom Painting Tools


So the first part to painting this bathroom
is to make sure we have all our proper tools. So I have my trusty tool tray here, let me
show you guys exactly what I bring into a room. This, a couple of rollers, this is for
rolling large surfaces. I have my caulking gun, it might be this plastic one that’s light
weight, I’ll show you how to use that in a minute. I have a scraper, this is for removing
flaking, peeling paint. I got a couple different versions of that, right here, as you can see.
We have a putty knife, ones for Spackle and fillers, and we have different sizes for getting
into different areas. This is the universal paint tool, we call this a five in one, because
it has basically five functions. You have this surface right here, it’s good for hammering
and banging on things. This is for scraping, this is for digging in and gouging for holes,
it can be used to clean your roller, it serves a lot of purposes and it’s very helpful for
doing several different things throughout the job. So we keep this at, with us at all
times, in our pocket. I keep a couple of screwdrivers in here, a Phillips head and a flathead for
taking off switch plate covers and vent covers. Obviously, you want to have some brushes.
I keep brushes, I save the packaging that they’re in because it’s a good way to preserve
the brush for longer. I keep a mask, in case we have to do any sanding or scraping, so
you don’t have to breath in any of the particles. See, I have, this is an extension pole; this
is used with the roller, and several other tools, when needed to basically get more reach
out of your tools, and it has an extension, so this is very handy to have, it does a lot
of the work for you, get a little leverage with that. We have utility knives, several
different sizes. This one is another all purpose painting item that you want to have with you
at all times for cutting things, like masking or whatever you have. It has a little break-away
razor blade, refillable strip and we keep that in our pocket with the five in one. And
this is a larger, more heavy duty utility knife, used for cutting bigger things. This
is our sander, this is a sanding block, you put the sandpaper on this and it’s a good
hard surface for sanding something down flat. Another version of that, but it’s called a
pole sander, and as you guessed it, it fits right on the pole so that we can really get
around the whole room and sand a lot of areas pretty fast. Most importantly, we have a painters
cup. Painters like to work out of a cup rather than working directly out of the can because
when you’re brushing, you’re going to get some of the residue into the brush, and when
you dip it back in, the brush, you’re contaminating the paint with debris. So you want to work
out of a small cup, I like to use this, this is called a handy pail, and it has refillable,
clean interior. This is my painting tape, it’s a non-stick blue tape, it’s good to keep
different sizes of it for different areas, I’ll get into that in a minute. I have a dust
brush, this is for dusting off areas, it can be very helpful. And I also have a tack-cloth
for really removing dust, right before we paint. Of course, we have to keep some sandpaper
too, a couple different grits, some finer and some rougher, for sanding down the different
surfaces, good to have. Finally, most importantly, having your drop cloth and plastic covering
to protect any surface that’s not going to be painted from splatters and drips. So those
are our tools, and next, I’ll tell you about some of the supplies that you’ll need.

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