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Secrets to Using and Preserving Paint Brushes and Rollers

Cheap paint rollers shed all over the paint as you roll it on, but they’re good because they’re disposable—no cleanup! Before using one, wipe it with a self-adhesive lint roller to remove all the loose fuzz—no more picking it off wet walls.

Before painting metal, wipe it down with vinegar. | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Before painting galvanized metal or concrete, wipe down the object or surface with vinegar, using a sponge or lint-free cloth. This little trick will help your paint job last longer. (Not that you would want to paint galvanized metal!

How To Paint a Room-when you leave your roller overnight put it in a Pringles can!

After a first coat, allow paint to dry overnight. Instead of cleaning the paint roller, stick it in a Pringles can & store in the fridge overnight. The day, pull out roller & reuse. It will still be moist & ready to go.

Will need to get matching door knobs or paint the ones we have

Don't buy new (and expensive) door hardware - paint it! DIY Door Knob Spray Paint Makeover for The BERT!

Trim Painting Tips ~ Make your walls look perfect, your trim flawlessly smooth and your life drip-free.  How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new; the secrets of a professional-looking job.

Trim Painting Tips For Smooth and Perfect Results

DIY Trim Painting Tips-How to repaint chipped, flaking or dirty moldings so they look like new; the secrets of a professional-looking job. Via the handyman

Our non-painted caulk in our bathrooms attracts dirt & hair.  Will have to fix that when we repaint our bathrooms soon.

How to Caulk Moldings

How to Caulk Moldings! caulk moldings DIY - the tip about painting over the caulk is right on. Our non-painted caulk in our bathrooms attracts dirt & hair. Will have to fix that when we repaint our bathrooms soon.

DIY:  Tuscan Faux Paint Technique - easy tutorial on applying this great paint technique to your walls.

VERY GOOD DISCRIPTION Tuscan painting technique;Transform a boring guest loo with a simple paint effect and accessories that provide a rustic, Tuscan style bathroom.

How to Make Chalk Paint :: not the chalkboard type of paint, it's like the Annie Sloan chalk type of paint! cool...tutorial. Has anyone really tried this and it compares to AS paints??

How To Make Chalk Paint

{DIY Chalk Board Paint} How to Make Chalk Paint :: not the chalkboard type of paint, it's like the Annie Sloan chalk type of paint!

Paint Can Trick: Wrap a rubber band around a paint can and wipe your brush on the band and keep the rim of the can clean.  Source: Martha Stewart

Paint Can Trick

Banish messy spills and drips when using craft paint. Slide a rubber band over the open can, then gently wipe the bottom of the brush against the band each time you dip.

Pro Quote:  “If you paint in sections, you double the amount of work and double the chances of lap marks. I always roll on the paint the full height of the wall, and I haven't had lap marks for 25 years.” Brad Karja, president of Brad Karja Decorating

Paint Trim or Walls First? And Other Painting Questions Answered

10 Tips for a Perfect Paint Job Professional painters share their secrets for great-looking interiors.

Use Floetrol in your paint when refinishing cabinets--- keeps it from streaking / leaving paint brush marks**.

Add floetrol (paint conditioner) when brush painting furniture and/or cabinets to reduce brush strokes.

Craft Project Ideas: HOW TO DISTRESS PAINT WITH VASELINE

How to Distress Paint with Vaseline

How to Distress Paint with Vaseline - Learn how to distress paint the EASY way from this step-by-step tutorial! Very little effort and no sanding required!

18 cosas que puedes hacer con el microondas y no lo sabías. Te harán el día a día más fácil

Mess Free Painting Tips. Pinner Said: Wish I knew these tips BEFORE we painted our entire house! Just read these, they are quick fast easy things that will make painting a little faster and less messy.

ThanksGood to Know: Re-do honey oak (wooden or laminate) cabinets or furniture with General Finishes Java Gel Stain (absolutely NO

tips for painting over laminate furniture, for those cheap yard sale finds Zinsser oil based shellac for primer