The Fail-Safe Guide to the Perfect Paint Job
Taking on a paint project? Before you start, get Nate Berkus and expert Stephen Fanuka's advice.
Paint tools
Step #1: Assemble Your Tools
  • 6' ladder
  • 9" roller
  • Extension handle for roller if you don't have a ladder
  • Flat synthetic bristle brush 2"
  • Roll of blue and/or mint green painter's masking tape
  •        Blue: Use if removing within a week        Green: Use if leaving on over a week
           (it contains less glue than blue)
  • Paint tray
  • Primer (if needed)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Drop cloth
  • 1 roll sticky plastic that adheres to carpet