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  • Emma Toolan

    Press and seal wrap instead of taping everything. Smart! (not the cheapest stuff... but neither is painter's tape - have to check the cost but this is an awesome idea.)

  • Kathryn Zug

    Press and seal wrap instead of taping everything.... There are lots more great painting tips on this site as well! Great idea since it is so hard to tape in those tight spots.,

  • Allison Mero

    PAINT TIP: Use a self stick paint shield. Glad Press'n Seal plastic wrap goes on fast and stays right where you put it. Paint can seep under the edges, though, so it's no substitute for masking tape in spots where you need a sharp edge.

  • Jennifer Torres Jaime

    Use Press 'n Seal plastic wrap instead of taping everything. Brilliant! There are lots more great painting tips on this site as well!

  • Freddy Barclay

    Press and seal wrap instead of taping everything- This is LIFE changing! SO SMART!

  • Jesamin MacDonald

    Press and seal wrap instead of taping everything. And more cool painting tips!

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