I’m always asked by customers, fellow retailers and DIY’ers about my favourite DIY tools so I have compiled a list of some of my favourites, tools and resources over the years that I would recommend and stand behind 100%. Hopefully, this list will be a helpful reference as you navigate your DIY journey!

Having the right tools can make a huge difference in your painting and DIY’ing!

I will add a power tools section soon, Mr Front Porch Mercantile has a workshop full of great tools, I’ll share those soon.

This post may contain affiliate links, but they are all tools I use and stand behind every day.

 

HAPPY PAINTING AND DIY’ING!

WENDY

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT DIY TOOLS IN OUR WORKSHOP:

5-INCH ROTARY SANDER

No DIYer should be without a rotary sander, we love this one. After several inexpensive ones, we like this one best. Be sure to buy one with a dust collector.

HOMERIGHT SPRAYER FINISH MAX SPRAYER

Hands down out favourite sprayer. I’m somewhat lazy and hate cleaning sprayers, this one is easy to clean and has great control. You can find info on it here.

DEWALT DRILL

I love this drill because it’s lighter than most so it’s easier for me to handle.

ROLLING STOOL

Ok, this is not a “tool” but I LOVE my rolling stool, it saves my back and I would miss it if I didn’t have it in my shop.

My stool is covered in paint but is similar to this one.

SANDPAPER/SPONGES

Always buy good quality sandpaper, inexpensive sandpaper tears and doesn’t sand smooth.It’s a much better value to buy quality sandpaper.

FROG TAPE

I love Frogtape. Seriously, it’s the cleanest and easiest to use. I have tried other brands and they never work as well. There are several different types of Frogtape, you will always find the yellow (for delicate surfaces and freshly painted pieces) and the green (regular) in my studio. You will probably find several rolls ha ha. We use for taping stencils, sides of drawers, edges etc. 

CLING ON! BRUSHES

Hands down my favorite brushes for Milk Paint, Acrylic, and Chalk Style paints. You can buy them on our website here.

FAVOURITE RESOURCES BOOKS/ TRAINING

TIP OF MY PAINT BRUSH

I love this ebook from my friend Danielle, it’s a great resource for those looking to up their painting game.