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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.
Yep, this could have helped me when we were painting this past summer! This site has other great painting advice as well!
11 mess free painting tips that are so simple and ingenious you'll wonder why you never thought of them.
Use bottled water cases for painting kits
How To Cut A Bottle: soak a piece of string in alcohol~wrap string around bottle at desired height & tie~Light string on fire & allow to burn for a bit~Dip bottle in cold water~Firmly tap bottle against stiff surface~Bottle should break at level of string~Sand sharp edges with light duty sandpaper