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Slide a rubber band over the open can

Paint-Can Tip Banish messy spills and drips when using craft paint. Slide a rubber band over the open can, then gently wipe the bottom of the brush against the band each time you dip.

Aluminum foil covered paint pan.  Toss when finished. Brilliant.

Line paint tray with heavy duty aluminum foil. When done painting, pour excess paint back into can and throw foil away. Why didn't I think of this? Cleaning the paint tray is the worst!

Great tip for painting...DUH! So genius!

Painting tip: cut out side of milk container and use bottom to hold paint with built in handle and paint brush holder. Brush at that angle makes me twitch but good call on a disposable paint can with handle

EASY FIX~ Use paperclips or bread tabs to keep tape from sticking.

use paperclips to find the end of a tape roll so simple yet never thought of it!

So smart. Paint Brush Holder - GREAT idea.  Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container... and cut slits in foam.

Brush Holder

Paint brush holder "Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container. and cut slits in foam for a super easy paint brush holder.

LiveLoveDIY: 10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Three)

10 Paint Secrets: what you never knew about paint (Like how to paint doors and NOT the hinges! - just cover up all of my hinges with painter's tape, using an exacto knife to remove the excess, and then paint the doors while still attached

Glue a rock to the top of a empty pill bottle, bury the bottle so that only the rock shows. A spare key is hidden inside!genius!

Glue a rock to the top of a empty pill bottle, bury the bottle so that only the rock shows. A spare key is hidden inside! What a GREAT idea for all of my empty pill bottles!

How to hang a sweater on a hanger and not stretch it out. Mind. Blown.

how to hang a sweater on a hanger and not stretch it out. how to hang a sweater on a hanger and not stretch it out.

Do you use the nail trick?  Puncturing a few holes in the rim helps drain your paint so it doesn’t collect in the lid.  When you go to close your paint up, it makes for a cleaner seal!

The BEST Painting Tips and Tricks

Keep paint can rims drip-free: Do you use the nail trick? Puncturing a few holes in the rim helps drain your paint so it doesn’t collect in the lid. When you go to close your paint up, it makes for a cleaner seal!

Coat Hanger Drip Stopper

Paint a Room Without Making a Mess!

Want to paint like a pro? Try this trick with a wire hanger next time you have a painting project. Taping the bottom of a wire hanger to the paint can creates the perfect means for removing excess paint from the brush. No more drips!

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