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  • Rachel Polyak

    "Mess-Free" Painting Tips from @The Family Handyman // A pinner wrote: "Wish I knew these tips BEFORE we painted our entire house!"

  • Cheryl

    Painting Tricks A little heat makes old tape work like new Sometimes, masking tape that's been sitting on a shelf for years won’t pull off the roll without tearing. Freshen it by microwaving it for 10 seconds. Heat softens the adhesive for easy release

  • Orange & Silver

    Microwave painter's tape and masking tape together, and when they melt, it's a really inexpensive alternative to laundry detergent. How did I not know about this?!?

  • Linda McAndrews

    Mess-Free Painting Tips - Article | The Family Handyman 10 sec in the microwave and that old masking tape is fresh again!

  • shannon johnson

    Painting tips and tricks!

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