Holiday Gifts for the Do-It-Yourself Painter
Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is quickly approaching. That means many days spent cooking, preparing the house for guests and shopping for presents. If you have a do it yourself (DIY) enthusiast in your family or a crafty friend that you’re in need of a gift for, skip searching for the same old presents that you give year after year and give them something special to encourage their hobby.
If you’re not crafty yourself, it can be difficult to decide what your loved one will need. What counts the most is that you took the time and effort to look for a present that is unique to them. Use our guide below for helpful tools every home painter will love!
Present Ideas for Painters
One of the most obvious, but perfect, ideas for your DIY enthusiast is a fresh set of new paintbrushes! With so many different types, sizes and purposes for paintbrushes, there are endless options to choose from.
· Natural-bristle brushes
This type of brush is made from animal hairs, with natural “flagging” creating split ends in the bristles that help them hold more paint. This type of brush is best used for oil based paints, varnishes, shellac, polyurethane and other oil base finishes.
· Blended nylon/polyester brushes
By combining nylon’s durability and polyester’s shape retention, this is a high quality brush that produces a high quality paint finish. Not only is this a great brush type, but also its durability allows it to last for years (as long as it is cared for properly). This type of brush works best with latex paints.
· Polyester brushes
Polyester brushes hold their shape and stiffness in any kind of paint (although they are best for latex paints). This type of brush applies paint smoothly and evenly across the walls.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? A brush comb is a great tool that can last for years! This handy tool can help lengthen the life of your favorite brushes and remove any leftover paint residue in a paintbrush’s bristles.
Typically, the best paint job is done early on a sunny day so there is plenty of natural light. It is more difficult to do the best job painting a room on a rainy day, cloudy day or later on in the afternoon. A paintbrush light can help make any day the perfect day for a DIY project! This battery powered tool attaches right to the brush handle, lighting up corners and shadowy areas to make painting easier.
One of the most time consuming parts of painting is cutting in the corners and edges. You can help cut the time in half for your loved one by giving them a cutting-in tool for the holidays! To save even more time and tedious work, look for the most efficient models on the market.
Paint Stores in Pennsylvania
Now that you have ideas in mind for your painter, you need to visit your local paint store to purchase your perfect presents! With three locations in Pennsylvania, Gleco Paint Stores offer the best paints, stains and equipment for all of your DIY home projects. We also offer the best brands in the industry, including Benjamin Moore, Graco equipment and Coronado Paint. We’re the perfect destination for anyone in PA who is looking to begin a home improvement project. For more information, be sure to contact us today.