Awesome Painting Tips and Tricks

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Make any paint job a breeze with these awesome painting tips and tricks.

Awesome Painting Tips and Tricks

I’m getting ready to paint a few rooms in our house and I thought I’d share some painting tips I’ve come across recently.  You can never have too many tips and tricks up your sleeve especially when it comes to painting and DIY projects.


Sources: Martha Stewart and The Family Handyman

First up, I found this awesome tip.  Use a rubber band or wire hanger to remove access paint from the brush to keep the can’s rim clean.  I can’t believe I never thought of this before!!  No more paint dripping down the can!

Source: 320 Sycamore

Use painters tape to protect the metal and handle from being covered with paint.


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This has to be the best tip ever!  Use a hammer and a nail to make holes around the inner rim of the paint can so paint drips back into the can.  Some people are so stinkin’ smart – way smarter than me because I never would have thought of this!!

Painting Tips

Source: Rachel Schultz
Save those milk jugs so you can hold paint and brush when painting trim.

Source:  My Life and Kids

Wrap wet paint brushes and rollers in saran wrap and aluminum foil.  Then store in the refrigerator.  This will prevent brushes and roller from drying up before you finish painting.

Source:  The Family Handyman

Another genius idea!!  Remember paint colors by writing them on a piece of tape and sticking to the back of a light switch plate in the room that you just finished painting.

Painting Tips

Source: Refunk My Junk

Store paint rollers in a Pringles can and store it in the fridge overnight.


Source- Real Simple

Wrap aluminum foil around door knobs when painting doors.

Painting Tips

Source: The Ugly Duckling House

Great tip for painting door hinges.


Source: This Old House

Catch paint drips with plastic lids.  I could have used this tip when I painted our ceiling last summer.

Painting Tips

Source: 2 Little Superheroes

Line paint tray with a plastic bag.

What are some of your favorite painting tips and tricks?

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  1. wow these are great tips I guess I will have to remember them. Thanks for sharing

  2. Great tips! I especially love the milk jug idea- will have to pin to remember that one!

  3. Great tips! There is one good one missing (just my opinion). To cut back on the odor of paint in your house, add a little vanilla extract. It does not discolor the paint and it really does work. 🙂

  4. awesome tips…I would have never thought of those!

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