What Painting Supplies Do I Need?

Do you need a shopping list for your paint project? You know you’ll need paint, but what about the rest of the supplies? is everything for to help you get painting faster.

You must first acquire all of the necessary supplies before beginning a room-painting endeavor. If you’re new to painting, you’ll quickly realize that choosing a paint color is only the beginning of the decision-making process. The variety of goods to choose from may appear overwhelming at first, but don’t panic! I’m going to show you some of the essential supplies you’ll need today.

Rolling Pins/Paint Brushes

The following are my three favorite standard paintbrushes:

  1. Painting straight lines around the ceiling, doors, windows, and woodwork with an angled brush. Unless I’m making stripes, I don’t use painter’s tape. I find that an angled brush combined with a quick, steady hand produces a better line than tape. This is referred to as cutting in. I try to buy the best brushes I can afford since they make a significant impact.
  2. A handle and a roller cover. For smooth walls, a nap of 3/8” is ideal.
  3. A little brush for crafts. I buy affordable short bristles craft brushes in quantity from a craft store (the kind you’d use for arts and crafts projects). For leveling out paint lines around doors and window trim, those small brushes come in helpful. They’re also fantastic for cleaning around doorknobs, light fixtures, and other small, difficult-to-reach locations.

Trays for Painting

For painting, I’ve used a variety of trays and containers. I’m not a good painter, but for usage with rollers, I prefer the metal trays without liners. I use plastic cups or disposable plastic containers that I can easily bring up ladders with me while painting trim or places with smaller brushes.

Plastic and tarps

I’m known for being a sloppy painter. I’ll almost certainly get paint on any furniture or carpet in the proximity of my paint job. If I’m worried about splatters, I’ll cover the area with tarps or plastic waste bags. I prefer fabric tarps for floors since they absorb paint better and are less slippery than plastic ones.


As I previously stated, I rarely use painter’s tape for painting edges unless I’m working on a unique project such as painting stripes. It can, however, be useful for taping off light fixtures or other difficult-to-paint-around locations.

Step Stool & Ladder

I eventually bought my own step stool and ladder this year. I can’t believe I’ve been waiting this long! Both of them have been quite helpful to me while I work on painting my house. There will be no more balancing on chairs or putting myself in dangerous positions! A 6 foot ladder and a little step stool are available to me. If we need to paint tall walls, my husband has tall ladders that he is ready to climb.


As I already stated, I am a very clumsy painter. I’m aware of this trait in myself, so I gather a few old towels before I begin. I keep some of them wet and some of them dry. I also have a roll of paper towels on hand for any spills. If you don’t have access to a sink, keep a bucket of water on hand to dip your rags into as needed.

iPod or radio

Painting a room is a weekend undertaking that can take a long time. To pass the time, it helps to have your favorite music playing in the background.

Make painting a pleasurable experience, and you’ll be eager to go on to the next area!