ROLLER: A 1-1/2-inch foam paint roller allows you to load three or four times as much paint as other materials and will roll over any surface. Rollers won't splatter paint or leave residue behind.
MINI ROLLERS: Typically 4 inches wide, these rollers make it easy to paint small areas, and they apply paint as evenly as the larger versions. The smaller rollers are ideal for getting into tight corners.
PADS: These tools are good for decreasing splatters when applying paint to a surface. They work fast and are good for painting edges. The pad's handle can be attached to an extension pole for painting ceilings or high walls.
BRUSHES: Use a 2-1/2- or 3-inch flat brush to outline walls and ceilings (a technique known as "cutting in"). Use angled brushes for tricky areas that require more brush control.