Painting Tools

There is much more than just acquiring the paint when working on a new painting project. At The Color Bloc, we carry professional-level tools and sundries in addition to our selection of Benjamin Moore paints, stains, and primers. Painting your living room walls requires different tools than your kitchen cabinets or garage door— our experts can help you find the perfect painting tools for every project. We carry a selection of paintbrushes, paint rollers, paint trays, drop cloths, painter's tape, sanding products, patching products, caulking products, and other painting tools. Let us help you turn your dream project into reality.


A paintbrush might be the most straightforward painting tool, but they aren't all created equal. When selecting your brush, there are several things you'll want to consider, including bristle type, size, and shape. For water-based paints, you'll want a paintbrush with synthetic bristles. On the other hand, natural bristles are better suited for oil-based stains and paints.

Our brushes range in size from 1.5 inches to 3 inches. You want to make sure to match the size of the brush to the size of the project. If you're painting narrow trim, use a thinner brush, while if you're painting a flat cabinet, you can use a broader brush. The third thing to consider is the shape of the brush. Angled brushes are best for trimming and cutting in on walls, while square-tipped brushes are excellent for painting broad flat surfaces. At The Color Bloc, we carry paintbrushes from Purdy and Wooster.

Paint Rollers

A paintbrush might be the most recognized painting tool, but a paint roller is the most popular. Paint rollers make applying a new coat of paint to your wall or ceiling a breeze. When choosing a roller, you want to get the correct nap length for the surface you're painting. 1/8 to 1/4 inch for smooth surfaces, 3/8-1/2 inch for lightly textured drywall, and 3/4 to 1 inch for stucco or brick. At The Color Bloc, we carry several different rollers and roller handles, all from Wooster.

Paint Trays

If you're using a paint roller, you'll need a paint tray. We carry Wooster paint trays in several widths and depths to fit every roller size. We also have paint pails from Wooster and Bercom, which are great when using a paintbrush to cut in along the ceiling or paint your trim.

Drop Cloths

Nothing is more annoying than a paint spill, and that's why it's essential to have a drop cloth. Drop cloths protect your floors and other surfaces from paint spills and splatters. Plastic drop cloths are easy to tear and are often suitable for only a single use. We carry heavy-duty canvas and butyl drop cloths from Trimaco and Premier GlobalGuard.


Tape is one of the most valuable tools in a painter's arsenal. A layer of tape prevents the paint from getting on your trim or ceiling and helps keep your accent wall from bleeding into the other walls of a room. You can also use tape to create patterns and geometric designs that can transform your space. At The Color Bloc, we sell a variety of tapes and tape dispensers from 3M, Scotch, and Easy Mask.

Sanding, Patching, and Caulking Products

Sometimes a painting job takes a little preparation work. That is when you'll need our sanding, patching, and caulking products. We carry several Norton sanding products, including sheets, sponges, and steel wool. You can choose from various grits to get the finish you need. Our patching supplies include DAP painters putty and USG Easy Sand joint compound. You can use these products to fill in holes or cracks and give you a smooth surface for painting. We also carry DAP caulk and a variety of caulking guns for sealing doors, trim, and windows.

Other Painting Tools

At The Color Bloc, we work with professional painters, DIY experts, and complete novices. So we carry a collection of other helpful tools no matter what level of expertise you have. Our other painting tools include wood fill, masking paper, rags, scrapers, sealants, hearing protectors, and coveralls.

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The next time you're searching for brushes, rollers, trays, drop cloths, tape, Benjamin Moore paint, or other painting tools, stop by The Color Bloc. Our trained experts are ready to help you with everything you need for your next paint project. Contact us to set up an appointment or ask questions. The Color Bloc is a certified Benjamin Moore paint store located in Detroit, Michigan. We are a woman-owned enterprise that proudly serves Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Dearborn, Oak Park, Ferndale, Hazel Park, and Grosse Pointe.