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

Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired 104763

This post is filled with great advice from the Flooring Girl..... not just flooring but decorating, too!!

Original content by Debbie Gartner

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.

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Comments (16)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Feb 20, 2021 07:22 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

this is great information to share with buyers and sellers alike. Thanks for posting it again since I missed it before!

Feb 20, 2021 07:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, great choice for a reblog, and we can always use these DIY tips.

Feb 20, 2021 07:36 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

There are a lot of great recommendations in this one, even for an ex painting professional, like me.  Thank you for sharing this post.

Feb 20, 2021 08:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and great re-blog dor Debbie and she is great at getting grest suggestion out.


Feb 20, 2021 08:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Barbara Todaro ,

An excellent post to re-blog! I read this and love the recommendations she makes..these are wonderful tips for all those who are DIY!

Feb 20, 2021 08:58 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Debbie Garner might be "the flooring girl" but she is also a wonderful ActiveRain strategist. Thank you for posting this Barbara Todaro 

Feb 20, 2021 03:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Barbara,  Thanks for sharing Debbie's blog on DIY painting tools.  This information will help many people out there.

Feb 20, 2021 07:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

I saw some of those tips for the first time, while I don't paint, my wife loves it.  I'll show her this post when she wakes up

Feb 21, 2021 12:29 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a great choice for a reblog, Debbie Gartner always has good advice for us!

Feb 21, 2021 04:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this reblog selection.

Feb 21, 2021 06:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, dressing up a home with a fresh coat of paint may make all the differece when entering a room. Good choice for a re-blog Barbara!

Feb 21, 2021 08:58 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Barbara I already have several of the tools Debbie suggest in her blog, but there a couple of additional ones I will be picking up.

Feb 21, 2021 02:01 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm glad you shared this, Barbara! I missed it and am just about to start a DIY painting project myself! I'm missing having a project going on here since the construction is complete so, I've decided to paint a few things! LOL

Hope you're staying safe & warm...


Feb 21, 2021 10:07 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Barbara Todaro - I just went to Debbie to comment on her post.  Thanks for the re blog.

Feb 22, 2021 05:54 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie always had great advice, I am sure she had to adjust her business style... I remember when she would sit in coffee shops with her laptop:))Endre

Feb 22, 2021 10:32 PM