When it comes time to freshen up a home, a couple coats of paint might just do the trick. Everyone loves to add some color to their home every once in a while as it makes for a nice change. However, painting can sometimes be a daunting task and some people flat out refuse to even do it. Although it can be a little difficult sometimes to get the job done right the first time, here are 20 tips and tricks to make painting a little easier for you.
You can line your paint tray with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and this will keep it clean for the next time you need to use it. This will also save you money because you won’t have to throw the tray away, just the foil or wrap that is around it.
No one likes the task of cleaning the rollers and brushes when you are done for the day. Most of the time, they will just spend money to buy new ones for when they are ready to paint again. Instead of repeatedly cleaning them or buying news ones, wrap them in plastic wrap and stick them in the freezer when you’re finished painting. The next day when you are getting ready to paint again, take them out 15 minutes beforehand and they will be ready for you to use again. Putting them in the freezer after wrapping them in plastic wrap will make them soft and ready to go. No more washing them or buying new ones ever again. This saves you both time and money.
Take an extra few minutes before painting to remove fuzz from your rollers and brushes with a lint roller. Fuzz can accumulate from the day before and you don’t want it getting on your walls. It only takes a few minutes to run a lint roller around a paint roller and across a paint brush to remove the fuzz from it, and you will be ready to go without getting fuzz on your walls.
This is one of those times when a Swiffer sweeper comes in handy. Take one of these nifty Swiffer sweepers or any dry cloth sweeper and run it across and down your walls to clean them before painting. These work especially great when trying to reach those hard to reach places — especially when they are accumulating spiderwebs.