An App for That
By now, you've probably gotten the idea that your penny-pinching exterior paint job might actually cost you. But it's important we point out one more -- often overlooked -- expense that you really should shell out for, and that's the brushes or rollers you're using.
What, you thought we'd just tell you to go to the dollar store and pick up seven of whatever they had? No way. Applicators might seem like an afterthought, but choosing quality products are going to go a long way to getting your house the prettiest coat.
The Paint and Decorating Retailers Association point out several reasons that higher-value applicators might serve you better than, say, smearing paint over the exterior of your home with your very inexpensive hands. Higher quality brushes are simply designed better. They have tapered bristles that won't shed, for one. They'll also hold more paint, meaning that you can get the job done faster [source: PDRA].