Once your prep work is finished your work area is set up, and your ready to paint. You'll need a place to mix and pour paint. Set up on a drop cloth or a large sheet of cardboard in a nearby... but out of the way area. Have some rags and stir sticks handy
Use plastic or metal paint buckets to work from, there're usually 1 gallon or 5 quart. Pour about 2 or 3 inches of paint into your bucket. When you get low on paint return for more. Its to easy to spill paint when working from a full bucket.