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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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