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Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

1. Use a lint roller to clean the fuzzies off your cheap paint roller before you start.

Use a lint roller to clean the fuzzies off your cheap paint roller before you start.
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2. Line a paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil.

Line a paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil.

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3. Tap nails into each leg when painting a table or chair.

Tap nails into each leg when painting a table or chair.

It’ll let you paint the feet without having to wait for the piece to dry before flipping it over.

4. Protect awkward objects with cling wrap.

And protect awkward objects with plastic wrap.
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5. You CAN paint concrete.

You CAN paint concrete.
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6. If you plan to save a paint roller, store it in a Ziploc bag, and keep it in a Pringles can.

If you plan to save a paint roller, store it in a Ziploc bag, and keep it in a Pringles can.
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7. Need to take a break or waiting for paint to dry? Wrap your brush/roller in a plastic bag to keep it from hardening.

Wrap a plastic bag over the brush and seal it with a rubber band. It’ll keep the brush from hardening for weeks.

*** Bonus tip: keep the brush in the fridge.

8. Use a rubber band to wipe excess paint on instead of the rim.

Use a rubber band to wipe excess paint on instead of the rim.
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Along with preventing splatters, it will also keep the rim from getting all caked up.

9. To store paint, cover the open can with plastic wrap to keep the lid from sticking.

To store paint, cover the open can with plastic wrap to keep the lid from sticking.

Then place the lid on top. Add a dab of paint to the lid to help you remember which paint color it contains.