FAQ: Painting tools

  • How do I store my roller between strokes?

    Take a plastic bag or plastic wrap and seal around the roller tightly, so no air gets in. This keeps the roller moist until the next stroke. When you’ve finished painting, let the roller dry completely and then dispose of it in the incinerator. You can read more here: Take care of your roller after painting

  • When should I use plasterboard adhesive instead of plaster?

    Use plasterboard adhesive for gaps and damages larger than 3 mm. It dries faster than plaster.

  • Why should I use an extension pole when painting walls and ceilings?

    Use a extension pole for a better reach and a gentler working position.

  • Which brush should I use for skirting boards and door frames?

    An angle cut paintbrush gives a good angle when painting mouldings/skirting boards and door frames.

  • What tools do I need when wallpapering?
  • What painting tools do I need to paint the facade?

    A façade painter needs at least two brushes. A wide bevel brush that takes up a lot of paint, so you don’t have to dip as much, and a radiator brush for all those hard-to-reach areas. For distemper/red paints, a good emulsion brush is suitable.

    Tip: Choose the width of the facade brush according to the width of the facade panel. If the panel is about 100 mm wide, choose a 100 mm outdoor brush that covers the entire width of the panel to make the job easier and faster. Also remember that you may need more brushes if there are more of you painting, so the work will go even faster.

    Also have an extension pole handy. You’ll reach further from both the ground and the ladder, and spare your back and arms.

  • Should you use a brush or a roller when oiling the terrace?

    Applying oil with a roller is just as good as with a brush, but using a roller saves time and energy. Try Anza’s terrace 2-in-1 tool, which is specially designed for all types of terrace treatments. The pad covers two boards at a time and makes the work go faster than with a regular brush.

    Also, don’t forget to use a extension pole to get more power to those big areas. Remember to stroke in the same direction as the grain of the wood.

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