Painting Tips

Since I'm in the thick of painting, I thought I'd share some awesome tips...

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.

Paintbrush wrapped in plastic bag resting on open can of paint

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!

cleaning brushes in a bucket of vinegar

3. Wrap hardware and doorknobs with foil to keep from getting paint on them.

Foil-covered doorknob protected against paint

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!

1 comment:

Jeanette said...

Love all the paint tips.....I am always painting something. Thanks!