Top 10 Interior Painting Tips

With the weather warming up, it’s a great time to tackle those painting jobs you’ve been putting off! In other words—no more excuses! With these Top 10 tips courtesy of The Family Handyman Magazine and ridiculously low-priced painting supplies available from Harbor Freight Tools, you’ll be able to paint interiors quickly and easily while cutting your clean-up time in half!

Tip 1: To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge.
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9″ Paint Roller

Tip 2: Mix several cans of paint in a large bucket for a consistent color throughout the room.
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5 Gallon Bucket, White

Tip 3: Let the paint dry, then cut the tape loose for a perfect edge.
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60 yds. x 1.88 in. Painter’s Tape
60 yd. x 0.94 in. Painter’s Tape
13 Pc Precision Knife Set

Tip 4: Paint the trim first, then the ceiling and walls.
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Paint Trimmer
24″ Multipurpose Trim Guard
2 In. Sash Brush

Tip 5: Prime and texture wall patches to avoid a blotchy finish.
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11 Piece Professional Paint Roller Set

Tip 6: Clean dirty surfaces so the paint can form a strong bond.
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Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 4 Pk

Tip 7: Roll paint along the edges for consistent texture.
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Pack of Six 4″ Mini Paint Roller Covers

Tip 8: Use cotton drop cloths rather than plastic.
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9 Ft. x 12 Ft. Canvas Drop Cloth

Tip 9: Feather out paint where you can’t keep a wet edge
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9 in. Paint Roller Cover with 3/8 in. Nap

Tip 10: Sand trim between coats for an ultra-smooth finish
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3-7/8 in. x 2-3/4 in. x 1 in. 150/250 Grit Aluminum Oxide Sanding Sponges 10 Pk

For the full selection of painting supplies, visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store or visit the Harbor Freight website.

 

 

Source Material:
The Family Handyman Magazine

Airless Paint Sprayer Kit

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Tackle all sorts of painting projects with the Kraus & Becker Airless Paint Sprayer Kit—decks, exterior walls, ceilings, doors and frames—this paint sprayer kit does it all.

The paint sprayer kit features a 3000 psi piston pump for high pressure and better coverage, easy twist knob pressure control, stainless steel paint pick-up (simple to clean and won’t rust or corrode), lightweight design for less fatigue, built-in filter for quick flushing and cleaning, No. 517 nozzle for 12–16 inch fan width and the ability to pump straight from 1-gallon cans or 5-gallon buckets making clean up a breeze!

Customers give this paint sprayer kit high marks with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars after 600+ reviews:

I have 2 expensive Titan sprayers that don’t work so I bought this cheap one and it works great. Never again will I spend thousands on “high end” sprayers when I can get this one … Dan, Dewey, AZ

I am in the process of painting my house. I was able to paint the main color on 3 sides of the house in about 3 hours. I just painted all of the soffits in about the same amount of time. It works great and was worth the money. – Bryon115, Gainesville, FL

For the price, you can’t beat this item. Got in a jam when my sprayer failed during a job. Bought this item, finished the job and it worked just as well as my regular sprayer. Would highly recommend this sprayer. – Frank, Redlands, CA

This paint sprayer works pretty darn good. Took me about 2 min to get used to this one, once I did it sprayed great. Definitely worth the price, works just as good as $1,000 sprayers. – Mark, Butte, MT

We needed an airless paint sprayer on short notice, no time to shop around, not much money. The painter worked right out of the box, did a great job and was a snap to clean up. Super value! – Granite Guy, Monroe, WA

I bought this airless sprayer to enable my grandson to finish a commercial job he was doing. After seeing the great finish and coverage it did I decided that I would use it to repaint my 1993 Dutchmen motorhome. I put in nearly 60 hours of prep sanding and removing the old decals from the fiberglass. We painted the motorhome in January in a homemade 40′ long paint booth in my back yard. Everyone that sees it says it looks great. I had priced a commercial paint job—they were all $5000 or more. – Jeff, Farmington, NM

Being a retired painting contractor, who has literally sprayed thousands of gallons of paint, I found the Airless Sprayer (from Harbor Freight) to perform exactly as advertised. Buy it, you’ll like it … and the price can’t be beat. – Rich, Tennessee

You can pick up the Airless Paint Sprayer Kit at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

Airless Paint Sprayer Kit
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