Painting Hacks

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The easiest and most common way to update a home is with paint. It's an easy and inexpensive DIY project and anyone can do it. But there are a lot of frustrations that can come with painting projects. Here I'm gathering all sorts of painting hacks to help make painting jobs - large or small - a little bit easier.

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Tape pieces of cardboard to the corners to make a huge dropcloth much more manageable when folding. | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job
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47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

Soak gunky paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to clean them. | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

When painting over existing paint, it’s important to know whether the old paint is latex or oil by doing this simple test. | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

Run a brown paper bag over any (dry) painted surface that feels rough. It won't scratch the way sandpaper does | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

If your tape is old and won’t roll without peeling, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds. | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

I thought everyone knew this one! | 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job
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47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

To avoid paint drips down the side of the can. Brilliant.
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OMG SO Smart!! Life Hacks

I have a new obsession.... life hacks! What exactly is a life hack, you ask? I have a new obsession.... life hacks! What exactly is a life hack, you ask? These are the tips you

I've never tried this but I'm told it totally eliminates the paint smell. Anybody…? | 20 Life Hacks to try

Painting New Uses for Old Things

The secret talents of household staples.

For painting on ceilings or other high places to prevent drips. Brilliant.
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Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

How to get a clean paint line next to a bumpy ceiling
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Pro Paint and Wallpapering Tips

These tips will make your painting and wallpapering projects go faster and smoother and give you a professional-quality finish you'll be proud of.

10 Tips for How To Paint a Room | #10  After your first coat allow your paint to dry overnight.  Instead of cleaning your paint roller, stick it in a Pringles can and store it in the refrigerator overnight.  The next morning, when you pull out the roller to reuse again, it will still be moist and ready to go.
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10 Tips for How To Paint a Room - Refunk My Junk

How To Paint a Room - right? Even though I would consider myself a professional in the painting department I have to confess I used to

10 Spray Paint Tips: what you never knew about spray paint (like how to spray paint a frame to give it dimension).

10 Spray Paint Tips: What You Never Knew About Spray Paint

Spray paint is my favorite way to stretch my decorating budget, and over the years I've used it on just about everything (like it's getting ridiculous). So, today I've compiled a list of my top 10 ways that you can use spray paint to transform items in your home. Enjoy! Let's get started. #1. Spray paint small accessories As a reformed hoarder of thrift store junk, this is probably my favorite way to use spray paint. Just take any plain jane trinket, none of which will match if they come…

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How to Remove Paint From Hardware

Avoid chemical strippers with a simple hot water soak

How to use vinegar and hot water to clean your paint brushes (latex only)

10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew

After painting most of our 1970's fixer upper by myself, I've learned a few things about paint these past few years. So, I thought it might be useful to share some of my favorite painting tips with you. These are my top 10 paint secrets that will save you time, money, and just make any paint job a whole lot easier. Enjoy! #1. For easy cleanup use tinfoil on your paint tray. I went through about 20 paint trays before I ever figured this trick out. The next time you need you paint something…

How to paint laminate furniture - Great tips for transforming outdated laminate furniture pieces

How to Paint Laminate Furniture

Tips for how to paint laminate furniture.

Don't let this happen to you! - Tips for painting trim and doors so you don't end up with peeling paint. How to choose the right paint for the job

How to choose the right kind of paint (no peeling paint!) - House of Hepworths

We have peeling paint on our doors! How to choose the right kind of paint so this doesn't happen to you. No one wants their doors to peel.