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Specialized Painting Tools Used by the Experts

If you have undertaken any do-it-yourself painting jobs at your home or business then you are familiar with brushes, rollers, and similar paint application tools. Whether used by professionals or amateurs, such tools are the standard for interior and exterior paint job application. But what other paint job tools should a novice painter consider? Are there any specialized painting tools used by the pros that might make a DIYer’s paint job flow smoother and make the final finish look like it was applied by experts?

With more than 25 years of experience painting interiors and exteriors in the Naples, Florida area, the experts at FCI painting are intimately familiar with all of the tools in the painting trade. We can report that brushes and rollers retain a primary role in paint application, but other tools also help deliver professional results. While we’d like to report that professional painting has gone high-tech, over the years there’s been few technological advancements in the application of paint.

Read on to learn about some of the specialized tools we use in our business. Though they might not come across as technologically advanced, some might prove helpful in making your DIYer paint project easier and more professionally finished.    

Prep Work Painting Tools Used by the Pros

Pressure Washer—this tool provides quick, easy, and effective cleaning of exterior surfaces to ensure the best paint adhesion possible.

Hand Masking Dispenser—available in a variety of configurations, these tools allow for the easy application of painter’s tape and masking films in one smooth motion.

Paint Can Opener—sure, you can use a screwdriver or knife to open your paint cans, but paint can openers are specifically designed with a beveled end for a perfect fit between the lid and can’s lip. It makes opening paint cans just a bit easier and ensures that the lid and can’s lip are not bent or otherwise damaged. 

Paint Mixer—forget that free stick your hardware store gave you with your paint purchase. Electric drill-powered paint mixers ensure complete mixing in seconds rather than minutes.

Paint Pouring Spout—helps avoid spills and splatters and keeps paint from getting into the can’s lid groove where it will dry and stick to the lid.  

 Paint Application Tools Used by the Pros

Airless Paint Sprayer—this high-pressure tool is typically used for larger surfaces and saves significant time by evenly applying paint to walls and other surfaces.

High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Sprayer—this tool applies paint quickly, easily, and more efficiently to smaller surfaces, while also providing the smoothest finish possible. Note that the sprayer’s low pressure means that they typically only work with thinner paints and coatings.

Telescopic Extension Pole—attached to rollers, these poles help access hard-to-reach areas.

Angled Paint Brush—the slant in the bristles makes it easier to paint clean lines, especially useful for painting trims, corners, grooves and other areas needing clearly defined lines.

Paint Edging Tool—available in a variety of configurations—such as roller or pad—paint edging tools make it easier to paint perfectly defined surface edges.

Stak Racks—allows for space-saving painting and drying of doors, shelving, trim, and cabinet doors and drawers.

Paint Removal Strippers—spills happen. Thus, be sure to have a paint removal stripper handy. 

Consult with a Professional Naples, FL Painting Company

Of course, rather than rushing out and buying these professional painting tools, you could just hire a professional. With more than 25 years of professional home and business painting experience in the Naples, Florida area, FCI painting has a stellar reputation in customer satisfaction. To consult with us about your interior or exterior painting needs in the southwest Florida area, contact FCI Painting online, or by giving us a call at (239) 435-1001.

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