I always encourage people to do their own painting if they are so inclined. Painting can be a rewarding process if you are one of those people who like it. If you are not best to leave it to those who do!
Mostly you need time
Try to accurately guess how much time you will need and then probably double it (unless you are quite experience)
If you have enough time you are less likely to:
- Leave it half finished
- Get frustrated
And you will feel really good if you are done ahead of schedule
Almost every paint store or hardware store have a do it yourself kit. I don’t recommend them. The brushes tend to be poor and their roller sleeves tend to shed
You don’t need to buy a $25 Purdy brush for your home project. There are some really decent brushes around the $10 price
Make sure you get a size that is comfortable for you
3 inch can get heavy and cause strain on hand, wrist and arm
2 or less tend to require more time for the project because they hold less paint
2 ½ brush is a happy medium but buy a 1 ½ inch or an artist brush for those tricky spots
This is the fuzzy bit that goes on the cage
You can use a 10ml or 15ml depending on your surface they both do a decent job but the 15 ml holds more paint so there is less dipping into the tray
This is the part that rolls
Not a huge difference in cages but the cheap ones with the wire bars that run their length can sometimes collapse
Not a huge difference between trays but make sure it’s solid so it’s not collapsing when you roll your cage
Those are the tools for painting but you will also need things like poles, sandpaper, drywall mud for repairs, drop sheets to protect your items (old sheets from a thrift store can sometime do the job but wont help too much if you have a big spill), and a healthy sense of humor… Remember if it were easy I would be out of a job!
And if you decide not to do it yourself, Remember to give Sonshine Girls Painting a call 250-619-5568 for a Free Estimate!