Artist brushes make painting around even the most difficult household items (doorknobs, outlets, you name it) a breeze. Use 'em to touch up knicks and marks on your walls, too. Get the tutorial at Live Love DIY » - GoodHousekeeping.com
Long reach paint pad keeps tight spots neat. If you have a tight spot to paint, remove the pad from a paint edging tool (about $2 at home centers). Hot-glue the pad to a stir stick, and you've got a painting tool that will fit behind toilet tanks and radiators.