How to Choose Interior Paint Supplies

To save time over the course of your project and to produce the best possible finish, it's important to use the right supplies from the very beginning of your project. 

For Best Results:

Use only high quality, lint-free roller covers. Smaller nap rollers leave a smoother finish and a thinner film, which is preferred for higher sheens.

Paint must be protected from extreme temperatures in order to remain at its best.

Don't forget to wear protective clothing when you begin your paint job.

  1. Step 1

    You will need the following supplies; bucket, bucket grid, caulk and a caulking gun, cleaning rags, drop cloths, a ladder, masking paper, one roll of painter's tape for every two gallons of paint, a paint tray and liners, an extension pole, patching material, a putty knife, stir sticks, a can opener, trash bags, sandpaper, a scraper, a screwdriver, a scrub brush and sponges.

  2. Step 2

    Brushes should be high quality, nylon-and-polyester, for Behr's water-based finishes.

  3. Step 3

    Choose three-eighth to half-inch roller covers for smooth or semi-smooth surfaces and half-inch or higher for medium to rough surfaces.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Bucket Grid
  • Caulking Gun
  • Caulking (Painter's Grade)
  • Rags
  • Drop Cloths
  • Ladder
  • Painter's Tape
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Paint Tray
  • Putty Knife
  • Extension Pole
  • Sandpaper
  • Scrub Brush
  • Sponge
More How-tos
Additional Resources
Orange calculator icon in a white bubble
Paint and Stain Calculator

Inside or outside; paint or stain: Let’s figure out how much you’ll need to make amazing happen.

A woman looking at several different color palettes
Ask an Expert

Every project is unique: Keep small wrinkles from becoming big problems by letting the Behr Technical Experts lend a hand. 

Get Expert Help
Colour Studio

So many colours and so many ideas: Visit Behr’s Colour Studio for inspiration, colour tools, design advice and everything you need to find your project’s perfect colour.