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Painting New Uses for Old Things

Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield - Paint like a pro. To make a splatter shield for when you’re painting a high surface, cut a slit in the center of a lid and pull the paintbrush through.

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Use a paper cup to catch debris when drilling into the ceiling. smart

Soak old paintbrushes in vinegar for 30 minutes. Good as new. Soak in water with fabric softener and paint won't dry on brush. I've been doing this for years. It works.

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New Uses for Things in the Living Room

How to hold a nail without hitting your fingers! Or a small vice grip too!