• You can count on Don Smith Paint Company to have everything you need for your paint project!  We are fully stocked with brushes, roller, drop cloths, safety gear, and more.  Trust us to answer any questions you may have about your paint, tools, or advice on how to get your home or business improvement done right.

  • Brushes - We offer a variety of brushes at our store located at 1724 S MacArthur Blvd in Springfield, IL.

    The right paintbrush can make all the difference! Brushes vary from size, bristle composition, and end tips. The first thing to consider is the size of your brush. A simple rule of thumb is to remember a 1 to 2-inch brush is used on small trims and windows. A 3-inch brush is used for cabinet doors. Then a 4-inch brush is used for large flat surfaces. Next is the bristle composition, what the brush nylons are made of will dictate what paint you can use. There are three different styles: natural, blended, and polyester blends. When doing the finishing work in your home, the last thing to consider is the ends of your brushes. The first end is a square trim; this brush is used for applying paint on large flat surfaces. Next is an angled brush that is used to paint window trim. The last brush end is a chisel brush, commonly used in the corners to ensure the trim gets covered.

  • Rollers - Since rollers come in many different sizes we are always available to help assist you in finding the right roller for your project. The composition of the roller, like the brush, has different makes and sizes. The plie depth of the roller is what is key to what the paint that you use will cover and how you apply it. There are 5 options when it comes to a roller finish: very smooth, smooth, semi-smooth, semi-rough, rough, and very rough. A very smooth roller is used on plaster and metal doors. Smooth rollers are effective on drywall. Semi-smooth is also used on drywall but has a different finish when the paint dries. A semi-rough roller is used on rough wood and acoustic tile. Rough rollers are used on stucco finishes and textured ceiling. Finally, very rough rollers are used on fences, bricks, and concrete blocks.

  • Caulking - Caulk has many different uses when it comes to your home. It can be used to fill any hole in your tile, fix up your siding, and other general repairs around your house. It is a water-proofing substance that can help protect your home. You will need to buy a caulking gun to apply the silicone substance.

    Drop Cloths and Tapes - Prep work is the key to keeping your workplace clean and tidy. Make sure to follow the area clean by using a drop cloth or plastic sheet to protect your floor and floor covering when painting. Another prep issue that needs to be taken off your list is painting tape. Make sure you use painters’ tape to protect any trim on your walls and windows. It can be hard not to roll up the wall and accidentally paint the trim. The last things to have handy when it comes to painting are rags and wipes to clean up little drops or spills. These preventative paint tools will help keep your house clean of any stray paint.

  • Ladders - When you need to reach a high spot, go grab a ladder or scaffolding. Most painting ladders will have a place to put the paint tray and reach higher on the walls. Scaffolding is used to reach higher points than a ladder.

    Patching Kits and Compounds - The most common way to fill any holes in your drywall left from nails, tacks, or an accident is spackle and joint compounds. These are a putty that you apply to the wall and it fills in the hole and seals it quickly. Not every hole in your house is on the wall. Some are in wood and require a wood filler to repair.

  • Safety Supplies - Safety is one of the most important aspects of home improvement. Goggles are used to protect your eyes. The use of a safety harness and vertical lifeline system is critical for any work dealing with heights. When painting, make sure that you wear a respirator to protect your lungs. Earplugs are vital to protect your hearing. Always use gloves to protect your hands. Disposable clothing to throw away after you are done, making all your home improvements is convenient. And always have a first aid kit around for the just-in-case moments.

    Solvents and Cleaners - Using many different chemicals, you can clean anything away. If you do have a mistake or need a little help getting the old paint off the walls, solvents and cleaners will help make all that happen.

  • Spray Accessories and Equipment - When prepping the exterior of your home, you will use a pressure washer to clean all the siding or a deck to make sure it is clean and ready to take the paint or stain. If you are painting, you can use paint sprayers to cover more of the wall or deck as quickly as possible.

    Surface Preparation - Before painting or staining, you may have to prep the wall, deck, siding, and anything else you may paint or stain. One way to prepare these surfaces is to use a sander and abrasives. These will take the topcoat off anything that you are looking to improve.

  • Tools - When you are painting, you will use many different tools to get the job done. Paint trays are one of the most common because you can use them to hold all the paint you need. Floor lamps help lighten up the area you are painting. There are many more paint tools available for our customers to purchase, come into our Springfield Illinois store to see a demonstration of all these paint tools and more.