Painting is just plain easier when you have the right paint tools. Though often overlooked, paint pails are extremely handy for painting an entire room or smaller scale touch ups. Pouring only the amount of paint you’ll need into your paint buckets will help you waste less. Some come with handles to make holding onto them more comfortable and you can even get paint pail liners making these containers reusable.
Smaller plastic buckets also provide you with more mobility, since they are relatively lightweight and resolve the inconvenience of lugging a heavy paint can from one location to the next and reduce the amount of traveling back and forth for more. For larger scale painting projects, 5 gallon buckets are a great for mixing together multiple paint cans of the same color as an additional step to ensure color consistency.
The uses for five gallon buckets go beyond painting too. They can be used as planters, waterproof storage when sealed with bucket lids and more. Check out our paint tips and advice or visit your local Ace for more ideas on how to simplify your paint process.