Here are some of Manfredini's favorite must-have paint products for a flawless finish and a handful of appealing painter accessories that you can skip altogether. Keep in mind that you may not need some of these products if your walls are in good shape and don't need a lot of repairs. (Just make sure you purchase some highly-rated paint first because a quality tool won't work miracles on low-quality paint).
You don't need a special tool to open your paint cans; a standard flat-head screwdriver works just fine.
If you're done painting for the day but want to pick it back up tomorrow, cover the roller in plastic wrap, then throw it into a plastic bag with an air-tight seal.
These aren't necessary if you get a quality hard plastic paint tray. Plus, it's less wasteful if you don't throw away a plastic liner each time you paint.
Skip these, unless you're using them to paint behind hard-to-reach areas like a toilet tank or radiator.
"Any gadget that sucks paint up into its handle is a nightmare to use and to clean. In the time it takes to refill it, you could already be painting," says Manfredini. The exception here is the touch-up tool that Manfredini recommended specifically.
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