* Prep your space by making it easier to paint
* Trusted products to help make your DIY project easier
* Keep the paint in the bucket—and not on your floor
Whether you’re painting a few small walls or (gasp) giving your old ceiling a makeover, there are a few tried-and-true techniques that can help you cut back on the mess and make it easier to paint. Sure, you might get your hands and feet dirty, but at least your floor will remain spotless.
1. ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape
A painter’s best friend, this blue tape is easy to apply and removes without any unwanted residue or film. You can use it on your walls, trim, glass and metal and depending on the size and scope of your painting project, you can order in packs.
2. TopSoon Heavy Duty Paint Plastic Drop Cloth
A must-have for those heavy-duty projects, this plastic drop cloth helps protect your floor, carpet and furniture from any excess paint spills. Available in 9×12 or 10×25, think of this cloth as your mess-free guarantee.
3. Bates Paint Roller 9-Pack
This pack of rollers has everything you need to undertake any painting project—no matter how big or how small. With rollers, covers, paint brushes and a built-in tray, it’s a $30 value for half the price.
4. True Blue Professional Paint Roller
And if you’re just interested in the rollers themselves, there’s no better brand than True Blue. These premium microfiber rollers come in packs of 20 and work with all kinds of paint. Simply replace the roller with a new one once you’re done.
5. REXBETI Ultimate-750 Paint Sprayer
500 watts of power and an adjustable nozzle help provide three different spray options for maximum coverage. Best of all, this sprayer is incredibly easy to wash, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning up once you’re done.