14 Smart, Must-Know Painting Tricks That Make Painting Easier

Remodeling and decorating around your home could not pass without painting. If you do all this things alone and if you love to DIY than a few painting tricks could be helpful.
From prep tips to cleanup to make that chore a little easier. These tips are absolutely smart and very useful. So dear friends if you would love to make refreshments around your home with painting these are must know tricks to make everything easier. Take a look below and enjoy!

1.Paint in an “X” pattern to get maximum coverage

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2.Put a rubber band around your paint can before you start to scrape off the excess paint from your brush.

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3.Open your paint can. For every half a litre of paint, add one teaspoon of vanilla essence or extract and mix with a paint mixer.

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4.When spray painting, put the object in a cardboard box to contain the overspray. Smart!

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5.Get dried paint brushes clean again with some hot vinegar. Let them soak for 30 minutes to soften the paint.

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6.Press ‘n seal wrap is fabulous for storing wet paint brushes in the fridge.

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7.Put Vaseline on any area that you want to resist paint. This even comes in handy when you’re painting your nails!

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8.Add aluminum foil to your paint tray before pouring the paint to make cleanup a breeze!

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9.Do edge work first. Yes, it’s tedious, but you’ll thank yourself after a long day of painting when you don’t have to climb a ladder or get down on your hands and knees to finish the edges.

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10.Use rubbing alcohol to find out if the existing paint is oil-based or latex. Important to know!

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11.Go over your wall with a dry Swiffer to remove dust before you start painting.

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12.Add holes to the rim of the paint can to keep paint from dripping over the sides. This also prevents the lid from getting stuck when you close the paint.

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13.Cut out a plastic milk jug to use as a paint and paintbrush holder. So handy!

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14.Protect your door knobs with aluminum foil before you start painting a door.

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