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4 Tips To Make Painting Less Messy

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Painting is messy and cleaning is a pain, but the end result is always worth it. Check out these simple tips for making indoor painting a little simpler.

1. No-Mess Cans

Tired of paint glopping all down the sides of the cans? Before you start painting, wrap a rubber band around the open can from top to bottom. Dip your brush in and wipe the excess paint from your brush on the band instead of the can’s edge.

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2. Next Day Brushes

If your painting project requires more than one day, don’t wash your brushes out just to start all over again tomorrow! Wrap your still-wet brushes in plastic bags and wrap those in tin foil. This locks the moisture in and keeps your brushes from getting all crusty.

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3. Painting Without the Mess

Keep the paint from getting all over your hands. Slip a plastic lid (yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.) on the brush handle under the brush. This will keep the drips from coming down onto your hands!

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4. Trim, Trim, Trim

If you’re trimming a small area, skip the painter’s tape. Use a piece of cardboard or anything portable with a hard edge to use as the guide to create a straight line.

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And if you’re going to tackle the outdoors, check out these tips as well.

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