The painting process is one that includes things where not everyone can do it, it takes special skills to achieve the desired results.
This is because the results of the process will determine the level of comfort and feasibility of a particular place.
Another factor is because the wall is the main component that will present the whole concept, where the colors will determine the characteristics.
Therefore, painting is a process that is not easy, the tools used are designed to simplify and speed up these activities.
Before learning the various techniques, it’s a good idea to know in advance the equipment needed and what their functions are:
1. The Paint Brush
The first tool that is very crucial and must-have is a paint brush, which of course is already familiar.
Generally, this tool is made of wood which has not too fine hairs which will be used to apply paint to the surface of walls, wooden furniture, iron, and so on.
Types of paint brushes vary in size, from small to large. It usually ranges from 1″ to 4″. This is so that we can be precise in painting one surface.
2. The Roller Brush
This tool is also very commonly used, usually used when painting the surface of a relatively large wall or ceiling due to the level of flexibility it has. Roll brushes also have small and large sizes.
The final result that this brush can display will be more even and have a smooth feel. Besides that, judging by the time, it will definitely be faster.
One thing to keep in mind is that its use is not recommended on small surfaces, because it can make the paint messy and go out of bounds.
3. The Roller Tray
Also known as a paint tray, which is usually a pair of roll brushes. This container is used to put paint and coat the brush roll so that the painting process becomes much more even, fast, and easy.
4. The Sandpaper
Sandpaper is generally in the form of paper with a rougher surface, used to even out the texture of a surface so that the application becomes easier and smoother.
To achieve maximum results, pay attention to the number of sandpaper listed. The larger the number, the smoother the surface will be.
5. The Putty Knife
This building tool functions as an peeler of old paint that is already on the wall by scraping it off.
In the process of repainting, we have to get rid of the remnants of the old colors so they don’t overshadow or overwrite each other.
In addition, this scraper tool can be used to patch holes in floors or walls. For its use, you only need to pay attention to the size to suit your needs and get maximum results.
6. The Masking Tape
This tool is used to limit and protect certain areas on a surface. The goal is that the part is not exposed to paint stains.
7. The Sponge
In practice, the painting process that occurs will definitely cause dirt and dust to stick to certain surfaces.
This is where the sponge is used to clean all the dirt that sticks so that the painting results will be even and better.
How to use it, you must first wet the sponge with water and soap. Or if you don’t have a sponge, you can replace it with a broom or duster.
8. The Spray Gun
In addition to paint brushes and roll brushes that are commonly used to apply paint, you can also use a spray gun. This tool is used in conjunction with an air compressor.
Before using, make sure that the paint in it has been stirred. The end result of the application using this tool is very flat in a fast time.
However, the steps to use it can be quite complicated compared to the others. You have to really prepare everything that is needed, such as the base and masking tape so that the paint doesn’t scatter during application.
9. The Putty
Putty is generally used to fill gaps or holes in walls, floors, etc. which usually have a texture.
This patching stage is very much needed before entering the painting process, so that later the wall will look more even and perfect.
10. The Brush Cleaner
This tool is very important to use when you want to use the same brush in different colors. This is so that each color is not mixed with each other.
Using a brush cleaner can also avoid the risk of color buildup which will make it uneven from one part to another. The liquid that can be used is very diverse, such as pure vinegar, thinner, to kerosene.
The painting process, which is not easy and cannot be done by everyone, has now been made easier with the availability of adequate equipment.
Therefore, before learning the important techniques, it helps us to know what tools in painting we can use to streamline and save time in the process.