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Use an old cardboard box to make a 'spray booth' to prevent paint overspray when painting inside with spray paint Mess Fre Paintings, Painting Tips, Good Ideas, Cardboard Boxes, Plastic Wrap, Paintings Tips, Sprays Paintings, Spray Painting, Households Tips
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Press and seal wrap instead of taping everything. Brilliant! There are lots more great painting tips on this site as well!
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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.
To paint a tight spot, remove the pad from a paint edging tool, hot-glue the pad to a stir stick, and you've got a painting tool that will fit behind toilet tanks and radiators.
Cut out the side of a milk jug to create a paint holder with a built-in handle and brush-holder. | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job
Mess-Free Painting Tips Follow these tips to make your painting project easier and cut your clean up time in half.
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.