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House Painting- Equipment Used By The Pros

By Nicky Taylor

Many homeowners decide to do their own house painting, instead of hiring a contractor. This is a viable way to spruce up your home on a budget but many times people forget to consider the tools they will need. To achieve professional looking results you will need more than a few brushes and several gallons of paint. The best way to determine what you will need is to look at the equipment a professional house painting contractor will use.

When you use professional tools, you will end up with a much better house painting finish and in addition, you will save effort and time during the project. While considering what tools to use remember that painter stake, their earnings on professional equipment, which means you, can definitely trust them for your house painting project.

Power Washers

To get the best quality paint job on the exterior of your home you first must clean it and a power washer is the best tool. You want a washer with at least 25,000 psi to blast the dirt, mildew and mold from your exterior. These tools are fantastic for driveways and walkways as well. Once you have finished painting they are great tools for removing paint speckles from your walk or driveway too.

Paint Removal

You will have to remove all of that old peeling paint before you can begin your house painting project. Many people will spend a few dollars on a garden variety scraper from a local hardware store never knowing that it is not the best choice. Painting contractors do numerous homes every year and all of their equipment must be top notch including the scraper. A professional scraper is specifically designed to be more comfortable in the hand and offer leverage. Most will have nice angled blades that offer the best scraping ability.


Avoid the temptation to use a cheap paint brush, you will have to spend a bit more for a professional one but you will be glad you did. This brush will give you better control of the painting process; you see they hold a great deal more paint than traditional brushes, which equals longer strokes, and a lot less dripping. Moreover, they are made to overcome the problem of drag marks in your paint. If you want a professional house painting finish, you must choose professional brushes.

Paint Sprayer

Have you considered the airless sprayer that many professionals use? If you are thinking about painting your entire exterior, you will finish in a fraction of the time with this handy tool. Sprayers like this give you a much smoother finish and you can paint about ten times faster than with the traditional brush or roller. Professional painters have a good deal tied up in the speed and quality of a house painting job, the quicker they can get on to the next job the better but the finished product has to be perfect. You could learn a lot from professional painters.

Professional Ladders

Stop what you are doing right now and call a professional if you are even thinking about dragging out that old ladder from 1952! While most of the equipment you choose will only affect the quality of your house painting project this choice could affect life and limb! Of all the tools you work with and choose to purchase this one is the most important, you are talking about your life here. A good contractor is always conscious of safety on the job and you can bet if they have chosen a specific ladder, it is the best one on the market for both quality work and safety of their crew.

Cleaning Up

Are you properly prepared for after paint clean up? You should never begin a house painting project without the proper drop cloths and though plastic sheeting is cheap, it is not always the best choice. Do not trust the appearance of your walks, driveway and lawn to an inferior product. Pick up a few professional drop cloths and you will have nothing to worry about.

Bottom Line

Home painting is not one of those places where you can cut costs by using the cheapest tools available. When you are finished with the exterior of your home, you are presenting this faade to the rest of the world for some time to come and you want the best possible results. Do not risk becoming the laughing stock of the neighborhood when you can avoid it by using professional home painting equipment. The last thing you want to do is invest all this time and money in the project only to have to call a professional contractor to fix the mess.

Want to find out more about Roswell Painting Contractor, then visit Nicky Taylor’s site on how to choose the best Roswell Home Painters for your needs.

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