Furniture Flippers' 8 Favorite Products to Keep On Hand

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Looking to venture into the world of furniture flipping? Before you get started tackling a makeover project, you'll want to make sure you're all stocked up with the right tools. To help you begin, we consulted five experienced furniture floppers who weighed in with their go-to project essentials, which are detailed below.

Dremel Multi-Max MM35 3.5 Amp Corded Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit With Accessories and Bag

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"I can’t believe I went so long without purchasing a oscillating multi tool. Power tools, especially power saws, have always terrified me, but a tool like this that fits in one hand, has variable speed settings, and can accomplish a ton of different tasks is a game changer! The attachments are easy to swap out and can be used to cut wood pieces and trim details or metal screws and nails. You can also use it to sand all the tight spots and more delicate details found on furniture projects." — Katie Scott of Salvaged by K. Scott

Wagner FLEXiO 590 HVLP Paint Sprayer

FLEXiO 590 Sprayer


"Using [a paint sprayer] can seem quite intimidating, but there are lots of really inexpensive and easy to use options available at most hardware stores and online. Spraying your finishes is the best way to get a brush stroke-free, factory smooth finish and can speed up the time to takes to complete a project by hours or even days. You do need a work space where a little paint dust isn’t too big of a deal, like a garage (don’t try to spray paints in your living room) and pop up spray tents can help keep bugs and debris out of your finish if you need to work outside. They’ll also keep the overspray dust under control." — Katie Scott

DEWALT D26453K 3 Amp 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit

DEWALT D26453K 3 Amp 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit with Cloth Dust Bag


"I love to use an orbital sander. Sanding by hand is no fun (trust me, I’ve done it) and I sand every piece I do in some capacity. Sanding a piece before painting gives the paint something to adhere to. If the surface is too slick, the paint will easily scratch off. I always do the scratch test by running my nail across the surface to see if the paint scratches off. Also, furniture is not always in good condition when I get it, so I may need to fill in a scratch or repair a missing piece ,and sanding those repairs after with a sander would be helpful." — Meesha Malcolm of @meeshamalcolm

Zibra PB100LXR Round 1-inch Paint Brush

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"When painting furniture, a good brush makes all the difference! These brushes leave minimal brush strokes on your piece, and they come in a variety of different sizes and shapes. They also wash up super easy!" — Holly Taylor of @calling_allcreators

Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish & Conditioner

Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish & Conditioner


"This stuff brings wood back to life. I use it on all of my vintage dressers, buffets, sideboards, hutches, cabinets, etc. If it is made of wood, then I am putting this stuff on it at the end for that rich glow that restores the vintage hope in my vintage heart. You just wipe it on and then buff it off." — Clinton Tharp of @clintonaverytharp

ModernUrbanMetals Hairpin Legs Set of 4

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"I always keep some of these on hand. I find pieces all the time that would look great if they had some modern legs. Hairpin legs are sturdy, trendy, and easy to install. I just put some on an old card catalog and it doubled the value." — Clinton Tharp

BISSELL Little Green Pro Portable Carpet Cleaner 2505

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"I use this on all of my upholstery. Put hot water in it and a dash of the cleaner liquid and boom, you get those stains out!" — Clinton Tharp

RZ Mask M2 Bundle Pack for Woodworking, Home Improvement, and DIY

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"One item I would not flip without is my RZ Mask. Whether I am sanding or painting with my spray gun, my RZ Mask is an essential part of each and every flip! It is sure to keep your lungs and body safe from dust and overspray!" — Lauren Hull of Furniture Flipping Teacher