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Painted "wallpaper"- using a stencil

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. 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

Tape all wall/woodwork seams with painter's tape. Lay the tape onto the woodwork and press it with the corner of your putty knife to prevent the wall paint from bleeding behind the tape onto the woodwork. Let the tape stick out perpendicular to the trim to act as a little protective roof to catch paint drips.

Mess-Free Painting Tips

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Coat hanger catches excess paint! Cut the bottom section from a stiff wire coat hanger and bend it so each end straddles the rim to fit inside a paint can. Let the wire overlap the sides and tape it to the can to keep it steady when you rub off the excess paint. When the job's finished, remove the wire and wipe it clean to be ready for next time.

Mess free painting using a plastic-wrapped case bottom from bottled water. It works perfectly as a sealed tray for your paint cans, brushes and trays.

How to spray paint furniture for a professional look

nsert drywall screws in legs for clearance Ever paint a chair and have it stick to your newspaper or drop cloth? Paint hassle-free by driving drywall screws about 1/2 in. into the bottom of the chair legs. The extra elevation makes it easier to paint and even lets you coat the bottom of the legs. This also works great with brush-on paint.

If you ruin a brush with dried paint, just soak it in Murphy's Oil for 24 to 48 hours and it dissolves all the paint and makes it like new

how to distress paint using Vaseline

Best DIY Painting Tools. Experts list the best tools for painting—including brushes, rollers, paint removers, masking tools, cleaning tools, pouring spouts, poles, ladders and more.

Best DIY Painting Tools

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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.

Use Yogurt lids to Catch Paint Drips

Secrets to Using paint brushes and rollers. ex. Hang up paint brushes to dry and other great tips

Secrets to Using and Preserving Paint Brushes and Rollers

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Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle

cheetah paint technique

Tips for spray painting different materials

Entire page of mess-free painting tips!

Avoid paint strippers by removing paint from old hardware using a hot water bath.....If you want to strip paint from metal without the nasty fumes and mess of chemical strippers, just fill a slow cooker with water and set the dial to high. The heat and moisture will soften the paint, and often it will fall off as a single piece.

How to modge podge glitter that wont fall off

Genius idea to paint polka dots ! Use eraser dipped in paint !

(how to: crackle finish using Elmer's Glue)