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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: the end of dried-out bristles.

Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 mins then rinse to get the old paint out. (Lots more tips and tricks in the link.)

Rubber Bands from Rubber Gloves l Surprisingly useful to bind together power cords and dowels & as glue clamps for repair and assembly jobs l The Family Handyman

stretch a rubber band over your gallon of paint to swipe the extra paint off of your brush!

If you petrify a brush just soak it in Murphys for 24 to 48 hours and it dissolves all the paint and makes it like new.

Coming in and out with your hands full? Loop a single rubber band around a door's inside and outside knobs, twisting it as you do so that the "X" presses the latch open

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How To Clean a Dry and Crusted Paintbrush with Vinegar

How To Clean a Dry and Crusted Paintbrush Easily with Vinegar |

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Paint can trick- rubber band

The Rubber Band Trick - If you need to remove a nail, criss-cross a couple of rubber bands over the top of the hammer before using the hammer's claw. The rubber bands will protect the surface that you're removing the nail from.

25 clever tips to make life easier. Seriously - Take a peek at them - you will use at least 18 of them!

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Ways to Clean Dried Paint From a Paint Brush

This site if full of all DIY painting project ideas and tips! Love it! Ways+to+Clean+Dried+Paint+From+a+Paint+Brush

"This is where it’s important to buy the right paint – over the past several months I’ve used enamel paints by Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams (Pro Classic) for furniture and both have really fantastic water based enamel alkyd formulas – they will give you a very hard finish like you’d get with oil based paints."

Great Uses for Dryer Sheets 1) Use in your bathroom. Makes bathroom mirrors and fixtures sparkle. Cuts through bathtub scum. 2) Use to get sticky dust off furniture, blinds and baseboards. 3) Cleans stove tops and greasy cabinets quickly. 4) Soak paint brushes with warm water and a dryer sheet. The paint come right off. 5) Clean dead bugs off your car. 6) Wipes pet hair off furniture and clothing. 7) Run a dryer sheet over thread before sewing to keep tangles away. 8) Keeps mosquitoes away.

This is brilliant- rubber bands wrapped around the vases, then spray it with the craft spray that 'etches' the glass & remove bands. (easy)