Top New Tools for Pro Painters for 2020

Want your crews to be more productive? Here’s a roundup of the latest advances in paint application, surface prep and cleanup tools.


Purdy® White Dove™ Jumbo Mini Roller Kit

The Purdy White Dove series features a high-density woven cover, made of Dralon®, a derivative of nylon, which enables the paint to flow freely into and out of the cover for easy rolling and a high-quality finish.

White Dove covers feature thousands of miniature flagged filaments so paint leaves from thousands of tiny surfaces for a smooth, virtually perfect finish. The high-density acrylic fiber is also capable of carrying large quantity of paint, leading to improved efficiency and productivity. Use with all paints and exterior stains, especially where a smooth, lint-free finish is desired.

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FrogTape® Pro Grade Painter’s Tape

FrogTape Pro Grade Painter’s Tape combines the sharp paint lines of PaintBlock® Technology with the value of a traditional blue painter’s tape into an exclusive contractor multi-pack.

FrogTape Pro Grade is treated with PaintBlock Technology, which forms a micro-barrier to seal the edges of the tape. This prevents paint bleed and delivers the sharp paint line performance you expect from FrogTape products.

Featuring a premium adhesive that is recommended for cured painted walls and trim, glass and metal, this blue painter’s tape removes cleanly from most surfaces for 14 days.

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Heavy Duty SuperTuff Tack Back

Heavy Duty SuperTuff Tack Back by Trimaco will help pro painters reduce messy cleanups by protecting your job site. This heavy-duty surface protector provides superior leak resistant protection that stays where you place it.

The floor protection roll consists of two layers:

  • an absorbent fiber made from a blend of post-consumer
  • a post-industrial recycled PET (polyester or polyethylene terephthalate) and a PET film with an aqueous pressure sensitive adhesive.

The tacky backing allows for protection of vertical and horizontal surfaces. Plus, it’s easy to use and remove. It can stand up to forklifts and high traffic for an extended period of time, so is ideal for a walk-off mat to prevent tracking.

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Raven™ Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves

Enhance your dexterity and gripping power with Raven Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves from SAS Safety Corporation.

Now available in a large size, these latex-free gloves have a textured grip, beaded cuff and superior puncture and abrasion resistance. Made from 6 mil nitrile for outstanding strength and wear, they’re available in packages of 100.

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E-Z Clean™ Goggles

E-Z Clean Goggles from Trimaco are the perfect companion for any paint job. Simply wipe a damp microfiber cloth and watch the paint disappear. E-Z Clean Goggles are anti-scratch, impact resistant and 99.9 percent UV resistant.

Designed with an anti-fog and anti-oil and dust treatment to keep you working, they are comfortable, ultra-lightweight goggles with wide vision. Safety goggles can be worn with most half-mask respirators.

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Smart Grip® Shoe Guards

Trimaco’s newest protective wear item provides the next level of shoe guard protection. Smart Grip Shoe Guards are designed with a grippy sole that won’t slip and slide on hard surfaces.

The durable elastic cover offers superior protection that can stand up to the toughest jobs. They’re water and oil resistant and have an elastic ankle for a safe, snug fit.

Slip resistant shoe covers are perfect for protecting shoes from paint and debris, or protecting flooring from tracking in dirt. Use for painting, sanding, general construction work, open houses and more.

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Painter’s Tool Bag

Want to make long trips to the jobsite easier? The ultra-durable, water-resistant Sherwin-Williams® Painter’s Tool Bag is designed as a mobile organizational storage solution for paint pros, with numerous spacious storage compartments to keep a wide assortment of tools conveniently organized and protected in one location.

The unique wedge-shaped design makes the Painter’s Tool Bag comfortable to carry with convenient, easy access. There are designated straps and pockets for extra-large tools, such as extension poles, caulk guns, and paint pails. In addition, its open-storage compartments allow for storing tools beyond pockets and straps. There is also a protective holder for business cards, and rubber feet for elevation from surfaces.

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Purdy® Painter’s Pail

The Purdy Pail does more so pros can too. Easier to carry than a paint bucket, this pail has multiple grip options, including a flexible bail and coffee-cup style side grip which can help reduce hand fatigue.

The roller grid/rest fits up to 4.5-inch mini rollers, adding to job site productivity, while a strong magnet allows users to rest their brush in or out of the paint. Liners are available separately and provide quick and easy cleanup.

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Paint SCENTsations

First impressions can be lasting, and smell is the most notable of the senses. Paint SCENTsations is a simple-to-use, air-freshening paint additive. Just add one ounce per one gallon of paint to remove odors and add lasting freshness for months.

Not just a mask, this additive combats odors from 360° and is useful for diminishing odors in multi-family and occupied spaces.

Paint SCENTsations is available in three scents: Citrus Squeeze, Vanilla Bean, and Clean & Crisp.

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This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 issue of PPC magazine. Sherwin-Williams is a one-stop source for everything you need for all your projects. Stop by your local store or visit their online paint equipment catalog to get the best tools for your jobs.