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The Best Paint Products for Any DIY Project

I am sharing the best paint products that I have used for various DIY projects in my home. Read on to learn why I recommend Wooster paint brushes, Behr chalk paint, and more!

I’m a paint fanatic! I literally painted my house top to bottom, stained and painted several pieces of 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).

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My favorite brush for cutting in!

The Best Paint Brushes – Ever!

Wooster paint 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).

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Working on another project!

This Wooster paint 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 pain in a clean line along the ceiling, trim, base boards, cabinets, or anywhere a clean line is needed.

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The Best Hacks to Paint a Room Without Tape
Do sloppy and uneven paint lines make you flustered?!
Uneven paint lines can really drives me nuts, so I found a way to easily paint a room without tape!

My Go-To 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.

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Just a little paint roller tip

The Best Trim Paint

Showcase by Sherwin Williams is truly is 1 coat coverage in just about any area.

It is very low odor and brushes on very nicely for a smooth finish.

I used a semi-gloss finish for all baseboard and trim in my home.

There is no need to add tint to Showcase because this product already came in a nice bright white shade.

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My go-to for painting trim, baseboards, quarter round!
A little tip to save some time and money!

Behr Chalk Spray Paint

Behr chalk paint was one of the easiest spray paints to work with because the paint went on so smooth.

This spray paint did not drip or cause bumps, and dried with a nice matte finish.

Check out my Behr Chalk Paint project here!

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Look how smooth these turned out using Behr Chalk Paint!
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Behr Chalk Painted Vases

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.

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My favorite wood stain!

My favorite stain by Rust-oleum Varathane in the color Kona.

I used Kona stain on the top of my console table, my banister, shelves, and our bar.

Here are some photos of other projects throughout my home that I used the Kona Semi-Gloss Stain:

Painting Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities


I have painted kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mirror frames, and furniture using Rustoleum Cabinet kit, and an alternative.

The Rustoleum cabinet kit is a great option for beginners because the kit offers very clear instructions, and all products necessary items for updating your cabinets.

If you need additional tips and tricks to paint your cabinets, see our post here!

Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel

Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel is perfect for any cabinet project, especially in a high moisture or high traffic area.

This paint is tintable, so you can choose any color for your project.

Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel is also, easy to apply and only a couple coats of paint was needed to cover my bathroom vanity and mirror frame.

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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.

See how my outdated dresser turned out with chalk paint!

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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Simple Projects Using Scrap Wood

I found a bunch of good quality scrap wood leftover from other projects.

I decided to make some home decor and small furniture out of the scrap wood instead of throwing it out.

How to Paint a 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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