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Paint Like a Pro

If there is one thing I have learned over the years upcycling and repurposing furniture and home decor, it is that you can never have too many good paint tips at your disposal. Whether you are painting an accent wall, cabinets, or a ceiling there are plenty of time saving hacks that can make your project easier. As someone who has painted thousands of square inches of homes I wanted to share my list of go-to tips and products. Some of the products listed are affiliate links, meaning we at Repurposed Renovation might receive a small percentage of any items purchased. We appreciate your support, and don't hesitate to contact us at repurposedrenovation@gmail.com with any painting questions!

Painting Tall Walls and Ceilings

When we moved in to our latest home we were so excited to have a vaulted ceiling family room. The tall ceiling and wood beam made the]room feel both cozy and spacious at the same time. Unfortunately the ceiling and part of the wall were drywall damaged and hadn't been painted in forever. So these ceiling paint products were a lifesaver!

This adjustable extension pole and paint brush holders might just be our new favorite paint tools. While most extension poles only reach 5 feet and are fixed in length, this pole can range from 6 to 12 feet and easily locks into place for the same stability as a fixed pole. It has the same screw adapter at the end for a paintbrush roller or paint brush holder. We are using the paint brush holder in the photo above, which is another must have accessory to get straight lines on your ceilings and tall walls.

Shop this extension pole for under $30 or the paint brush holder for under $10

Keeping Furniture and Floors Paint-free

We use an old fitted sheet to cover our couch when painting, and tarps and table protectors to cover the floors. Our dog Penny loves to supervise.

A couple free hacks we have for keeping your stuff safe from paint drips are using things you already have as covers. Our go-to furniture protector are old fitted sheets. The elasticity helps them easily fit and stay over couches and chairs, and they can easily be washed for every project.

For the floors we use old table protectors, that are waterproof on top, and slightly padded on the bottom. We prefer table protectors to drop cloths because the flimsy drop cloth plastic or material moves too easily under our feet. Tarps also work great to protect floors and rugs, and are much easier to reuse.

Painting a Perfect Line

Painters tape and small paint brushes helped us create a straight line between a colorful wall and white ceiling

There are several inexpensive and reusable products available to help you get the perfect paint line along trim, ceilings, and walls. It would of course be nice to have one product that could do it all, but we've yet to find. So for now, here are the products we are constantly reusing for painting.

The top reviewed painters tape:

Fine detail paint brushes to quickly fix anything the tape missed:

Top reviewed and affordable angled paint brushes:

Painting Grout Lines

When I discovered there was a paint pen that you could buy to easily fix discolored grout lines I was elated. I figured the product would work pretty well given all the good reviews, but it exceeded all my expectations. This pen is so easy to use and it is virtually impossible to mix any mistakes with it, as any stray paint lines instantly wipe up off the tile. I really can't recommend it enough!

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