Painting is one of the quickest ways to transform a space and yet, it’s probably one of my least favorite home improvement jobs. I think maybe part of the problem is that I was always using the wrong painting tools.
6-in-1 Painters Tool
There are lots of different versions of this tool available but really, the 6-in-1 is all you need. If you’ve ever used one of these, you know how versatile they can be and it’s always nice to have one in your back pocket.
The front edge is a sharp scraper that’s perfect for removing paint flecks, glue and even wood. The blade can even be re-sharpened after it begins to dull.
Great for spreading putty or joint compound.
The short, flat side is perfect for prying. You can use it to open paint cans or remove the bolts from the door hinge.
You might be wondering about the purpose of this feature- I did at first. Have you ever tried to clean a roller well enough to reuse it? Well the half circle is designed to squeegee away paint from the roller.
The handle incorporates nail set ends for setting drywall nails and other hammering jobs.
The Pointy End
The pointy end is great for digging out putty or scoring dried paint. You can pry up staples or open up cracks for patching. I’ve used it for removing caulk and it works like a charm.
Purdy Painters Tool
The Purdy 6-in-1 Painters Tool includes all these features, plus a no slip grip handle. The blade is high-carbon, stainless steel and available is several different sizes. Purdy painting tools are available at lots of home improvement centers. Click here to locate a distributor near you.
What do you think? What’s your favorite painters accessory.