Follow these secrets from the pros for how to use paintbrushes and rollers to make painting easier and mess-free.

Follow these secrets from the pros for how to use paintbrushes and rollers to make painting easier and mess-free.

Put holes in the trim part in four different spots to let the paint drip back into the can.

Put holes in the trim part in four different spots to let the paint drip back into the can.

I especially like the tip about creating a groove between the ceiling and walls, so you don't slop paint on the ceiling. Brilliant! Painting Tips and Tricks from a Pro

I especially like the tip about creating a groove between the ceiling and walls, so you don't slop paint on the ceiling. Brilliant! Painting Tips and Tricks from a Pro

Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster. A master painter shares tips & techniques from 30 years of residential painting work, covering everything from roller selection to taping to caulking and filling. ()

Painting Tips: How to Paint Faster. A master painter shares tips & techniques from 30 years of residential painting work, covering everything from roller selection to taping to caulking and filling. ()

To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge. Lap marks are those ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. They occur when you roll over paint that's already partly dry. (In warm, dry conditions, latex paint can begin to stiffen in less than a minute!) The key to avoiding lap marks is to maintain a

To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge. Lap marks are those ugly stripes caused by uneven layers of paint buildup. They occur when you roll over paint that's already partly dry. (In warm, dry conditions, latex paint can begin to stiffen in less than a minute!) The key to avoiding lap marks is to maintain a

PAINTED COUNTERS – DO SOME RESEARCH IF YOU DON’T WANT TO REPLACE COUNTERTOPS RIGHT AWAY (http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/painting-your-countertops-for-a-new-look)

PAINTED COUNTERS – DO SOME RESEARCH IF YOU DON’T WANT TO REPLACE COUNTERTOPS RIGHT AWAY (http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/painting-your-countertops-for-a-new-look)

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