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Looking to expand your professional toolkit in 2018?

Check out our latest run-down of the best tools for painters.

 

frog tape

Frog Tape

Still using a roll of blue tape to section off the area you’re painting? Stop that right now.

Frog Tape is made with what it calls “PaintBlock technology,” a specially blended polymer that repels latex paint, creating a bleed-proof microbarrier.

For crisp, clean edging, hop on over to the hardware store for some Frog Tape.

 

rejuv-a-roller

Rejuv-a-Roller

The cost of replacing disposable tools for painters can really add up.

Instead of tossing away your cheap roller covers after each use, invest in a reusable cover that’s easy to clean. The Rejuv-a-Roller slips over your paint roller and has an inbuilt attachment that hooks up to a hose, so you can clean it quickly by just running water through it from a faucet.

For even faster cleaning, get a roller spinner to dry and fluff your equipment before your next application.

touch-up paint pen

Touch-Up Paint Pen

The Touch-Up Paint Pen is ideal for patching up a coat of paint without reaching for a brush.

You can fill the syringe up with any paint directly from the can, and the vacuum seal will keep it protected and pristine — it won’t dry out for years.

Dulux Trade Paint Expert app

Show your clients a preview of how their walls will look in any shade with this handy app on your phone.

This program captures images of any wall and them displays it in whatever colour you choose. That way, your clients can visualise how their living room will look when it’s painted to their specifications. It will even suggest a colour scheme based on the hues of their existing furniture or chosen palate.

Available on both iOS and Android.

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Little Giant Ladder

Painting tough-to-reach areas, such as the walls lining a stairway, just got a whole lot easier.

Little Giant Ladders adjust to multiple heights, so you can get sturdy footing on the trickiest terrain. Their multi-function, telescopic design lets them fit into just about anywhere.

To see what we mean, check out this demonstration video.

For more great tools for painters and tips for small business owners, stay tuned.

John Marshall
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John Marshall is a writer, editor and strategist now based in London. His work features on TimeOut (New York), Thrillist, The Huffington Post, and MTV Networks, among others. Follow him @brunodionmarsh
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