10 Hacks for Painting Your Home

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Painting doesn’t have to be painful; here are ten simple tricks to make your job easier.

1) Use a lint roller to get rid of fuzz on your roller, and stop it from getting in your paint.

2) Cut out the side of a milk jug and use it as a paint holder.

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3) Put Vasoline or chapstick on any spot you don’t want painted, like screws or hinges. Once your paint is dry, just wipe with a paper towel and it’ll come right off! This is great for spray paint, too.

4) If you want to save a paint roller, use a zip-lock bag and put it in a Pringles can.

5) If you hate dealing with paint fumes, add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix. It’ll cancel out the stench, and leave your house smelling amazing!

6) If you’re painting metal, use a sponge to wipe it down with vinegar first. This will stop the paint from cracking.

7) If you’re taking a break or waiting for paint to dry, wrap your brush in a plastic bag to keep it from hardening.

8) To prevent splatters, use a rubber band to wipe off excess paint.

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9) Soak caked up paint brushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes, then wash with hot, soapy water. Good as new!

10) Tape cardboard to the corners of a plastic drop cloth, making it super easy to fold.

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