1. A supermarket bag, tightly secured with a rubber band, will keep a brush (or roller) moist for a day or two in between painting sessions. Saran Wrap also works well.
2. Soak gunked-up nylon brushes in hot vinegar for up to 30 minutes to remove paint and soften the bristles. Afterward, wash them in hot, soapy water, brushing off paint as needed, then rinse and let dry—good as new!
3. Wrap hardware and doorknobs with foil to keep from getting paint on them.
4. Place a rubber band around the open can so you can wipe the excess paint off the brush and not the side of the can every time you dip. This keeps the can’s lip clean – no build up of paint to have to clean up.
Do you have others to add to this list? Please share!