Sunday, January 16, 2011

Painting tips from a not so pro

I've done a lot of painting this past year. Wow, I wonder all in all how many gallons of paint I've gone thru. Must have been about 20 or more. But I bet some of you have probably used even more then that.

So, I have a little tip for you. Line your paint tray w/ a plastic bag or saran wrap. I opt for the plastic bag I bring home from the grocery store. I always save them (specially because I will use them for a summer project).

It started to unravel, but you want to make sure it's on securely to give you a smooth roll. I sometimes use tape.

When finished just fold over the bag and voila! you are all done. The only thing left to do is wash your brushes and maybe replace your foam rollers (I still haven't mastered washing and reusing those). When I figure out an easy way to get the foam rollers cleaned up I'll share those w/ you.

Good as new! And I just saved a couple of bucks by lining it w/ plastic bags. Can't wait to see how you guys put this to use.

Next tip:

Paint w/ a wet brush. It stops the paint from getting all the way down to the handle (Yuck! this makes it hard to clean).

I know, I know. I wasn't sure about this one, but I promise... It works! I seriously managed to get the brush clean w very little water YAY!! Think Smart. Think Green!

What tips do you have for making painting easier?

Put them out here! =D


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