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  • Katya S.

    PAINTING:: TIPS ~~ Follow these tips to make your painting project easier and cut your clean up time in half! @The Family Handyman

  • Katrina Hill

    Mess free paint ideas

  • Danial Pfeffer

    Mess Free Painting Tips. Pin now, read later #painting #painting art| http://wonderful-paitings.blogspot.com

  • Deirdre Hammons

    Mess Free Painting Tips. The Family Handyman

  • Allen County Public Library

    Mess-Free Painting Tip from The Family Handyman.: Bottled water cases keeps things tidy. The plastic-wrapped case that holds 24 bottles of water is a perfectly sealed tray for your paint cans, brushes and trays. Sloshed or dripped paint won't spill onto a drop cloth and be tracked all over the house. When you’re opening the water bottle package, cut the plastic about 5 in. higher than the top of the box and then fold it in.

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Coat hanger catches excess paint Cut the bottom section from a stiff wire coat hanger and bend it so each end straddles the rim to fit inside a paint can. Let the wire overlap the sides and tape it to the can to keep it steady when you rub off the excess paint. When the job's finished, remove the wire and wipe it clean to be ready for next time.

Paint all four sides of spindles at once. Finishing spindles is a pain because you have to finish three sides, let them dry and then turn them over and do the unfinished side. But not if you drive long drywall screws into the spindle ends and then rest the screws on two boards or sawhorses. An added bonus is that you can keep your fingers out of the wet finish by holding onto the screws as you paint and turn.