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  • Dawn Schwartz

    Painting Tip: Glad Pressn Seal plastic wrap (available at discount stores) goes on fast and stays right where you put it. Paint can seep under the edges, though, so its no substitute for masking tape in spots where you need a sharp edge.

  • Dilia Simmons

    Press and seal wrap instead of taping everything. Brilliant! There are lots more great painting tips on this site as well... Very good Ideas !! A must see

  • Tricia Petchonka

    Press'n Seal plastic wrap instead of painters tape. (and other mess-free painting tips)

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