The Best Paint Products for Any Project

I’m a paint fanatic and I literally painted my house top to bottom, including painting and staining furniture. I love that a quick coat of paint or stain can totally transform a room or a piece of furniture.

It’s safe to say I am particular with my products (after a lot of trial and error). I am sharing some of my favorite products that I have used for various projects in my home.

Brushes

Wooster Angled brushes are my go-to brushes for any project. Wooster makes angled brushes for all different types of paints, stains, and enamels.

I use this brush so often that, I purchase 4-5 brushes at a time, because I use them for almost every project (not even kidding).

This brush makes clean lines so effortless! I never use painters tape to cut in when I use this brush. The angle of the brush gives excellent control to move the paint in a clean line along the ceiling, trim, base boards, cabinets, or anywhere a clean line is needed.

I share my best tips and tricks to easily paint a room without tape! Hint – Requires a Wooster Brush 🙂

Rollers

Purdy Marathon rollers and Wooster Rollers are my favorite rollers for walls. These rollers hold a lot of paint, with little splatter or lint and provide even coverage.

The high Density Foam rollers are my go-to roller for cabinets or doors. They provide a super smooth look and work great with any sheen.

Trim Paint

Showcase by Sherwin Williams paint is truly is 1 coat coverage in just about any area. It is very low odor and brushes on very nicely. I used a semi-gloss finish for all baseboard and trim in my home. I didn’t add a tint to the paint because it is already a nice bright white.

The best trim paint
My go-to for painting trim, baseboards, quarter round!

Stain

I use Rust-oleum Varathane staining products for all projects to be stained. I use the Varathane stain that includes stain and poly, so the item that I am staining is stained and protected all in 1 step.

This Rust-oleum stain lasts and is very easy to apply. Varathane makes a great stain, but the stain is very high odor. Be sure to wear a mask and work on your project in a well-ventilated area while staining.

Painting Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities


I have painted kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mirror frames, and furniture using Rustoleum Cabinet kit, Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint, Cabinet Coat Enamel.

The Rustoleum cabinet kit is a great option for beginners because the kit offers very clear instructions, and all products necessary items for painting your cabinets. If you need additional tips and tricks to paint your cabinets, see our post here!

Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint and Cabinet Coat Enamel are perfect for any cabinet project, especially in a high moisture or high traffic area.

These paints are both tintable, so you can choose any color for your project. They are both easy to apply and only a couple coats of paint was needed to cover my bathroom vanity and mirror frame.

rustoleum cabinet transformation kit
What I Wish I Knew Before…
This kit includes everything that you will need to complete this project except for brushes and rollers. View our Rust-Oleum Transformation post to find out what we wish we knew before tackling this project.

Rust-Oleum Chalk paint

I will admit that I was a little skeptic of chalk paint when it first came out because it seemed too good true. Chalk paint caught my attention because it didn’t require any sanding.

I recently acquired a 1982ish lacquered dresser and chest that I thought would be perfect to use chalk paint on. This dresser was hideous, so I figured I couldn’t possibly make it look any worse.

Sign up here to learn more about some of the basic paint types and their usage. I give you some tips and tricks as well as some things to avoid. Do not make some of these mistakes or you will end up repainting!

How to Paint a Bathroom Vanity

I upgraded my bathroom vanity and mirror frame under $100! View our post to see how they both turned out.

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