8 Painting Tips to Make your Next Project a Breeze

Do you have a tired old room that is in desperate need of a makeover but don't want the expense of a remodel, new furniture and decor?  Well, how about a fresh coat of paint?  A new splash of color can spruce up just about any drab room and give it new life. 

Before you dive in, be sure to read these ideas to make your job a little easier.
  1. Line your paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil. Some trays will fit nicely into a small garbage or grocery bag AND you'll never have to buy a new tray or wash one.
  2. Use bed raisers, 2x4 scraps or wooden blocks to raise your furniture and avoid painting the floor or surface.
  3. Have a small area that you don't want to paint? Cover the area with Vaseline  - works great for screws or hinges.
  4. If your painters tape is peeling and won't come out in one piece, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds and it will be like new.
  5. If you need to take a break and want to keep your brush and rollers from getting hard, simply wrap them in a plastic bag and seal it with a rubber band.
  6. When painting old furniture, be sure to use wood filler in the dents and scratches to achieve a smooth surface.
  7. If you have a dry painted surface that feels rough, run a brown paper bag over it.  It creates a very smooth sandpaper grit and it won't leave scratches.
  8. Remove paint tape at an angle to ensure a clean line.
We hope these paint tips will help you with your next painting project!

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