In case this helps your clients...DIY Painting Tools

Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

As I'm sure you know, there's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to help sell a house faster. Sometimes things just need to be cleaned up.  And, of course at other times, some rooms need to lightened or brightened...of should we say neutralized?!

Now i'm not here to make judgments on whether someone should hire a pro or do it themselves.


Regardless of what I think (or recommend), some people will be determined to do it themselves.  Some of them are actually quite handy (yes, I've seen a few DIY jobs that I've really been impressed by.  Truly.


And, of course there will always be some people that can't afford to hire anybody.  I get it.


So, I finally wrote this article that should come in handy for homeowners (and even renters). It has the 17 Best DIY painting tools for a faster and better job.


These are the tools that my painters actually use.  They will help DIYers do a better job, do it faster and make less mess.

I originally wrote this as a free opt-in for my website, but today I turned it into a real blog post.  Yes, I repurposed it. I really should do more of that.


Anyway, if you think this would help some of your clients or friends, feel free to share it (or bookmark it for future use).

I have lots of other helpful painting articles on my site, including best warm grays, best cool grays, best blue grays, best paint colors for selling a home and much, much more.  You can type these into the search bar (or google) to find most of them.

I hope this is useful.

Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debbie - whether the job is one where it will be done by a professional or it is a DYI project, knowledge will be helpful in determing each aspect of what it takes to accomplishing this important task.  

Feb 19, 2021 04:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie is it me or it has been ages since you last posted? glad you are well and up late for your time:)Endre

Feb 19, 2021 11:34 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Mike - That is so true. It's best to be an informed customer and to know what to look for.

Endre Barath, Jr.- LOL I think I did a quick post a couple of months ago.  I've been rather busy as well as lazy on my blog.  So I hadn't published a new blog post on my site since mid October.  Thankfully, traffic and income continue to grow due to all my past work.  I've been working on products and have been featured on a couple of podcasts.

Feb 20, 2021 04:41 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A fresh coat of paint does wonders provided the splash is not all over everything else

Feb 20, 2021 05:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Debbie Gartner .... the flooring girl is the one to follow for guidance with all decorating tips and flooring, for sure...

Feb 20, 2021 07:21 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

There are lots of great tips in your post even for an ex-painting professional, like me.  I particularly like your stack racks for doors recommendation.  They could be very useful!

Feb 20, 2021 08:23 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie I have a few of those tools already, but I saw a couple more that I am going to purchase.

Feb 20, 2021 05:44 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Debbie,  Thanks so much for this great painting information.  It looks like you are moving up from floors to include walls and trim.  You are a wealth of knowledge and we appreciate it!

Feb 20, 2021 07:35 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Debbie Gartner - I painted our entire house between Labor and Thanksgiving.  I don't have the energy for that anymore.

Feb 22, 2021 05:53 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Debbie,  Have not posted since October and you come out of the gates with a barn burner.  Well done.  Good to see you.  Mark

Apr 05, 2021 04:23 PM