In need of some painting hacks to make your job a little easier? If you’re not hiring a professional, then these tips and hacks are important.
Painting Hacks and Tricks
I’ve been planning to paint parts of our homestead for some time now. I’m not the best painter but I can get things done. Since homesteaders should practice self-sufficiency, I don’t really want to hire a professional for two reasons: practice (on my part) and to save money. So if you have a painting project just waiting for you, these painting hacks and tricks will help you complete the job.
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Painting Hacks & Tricks to Make the Job Go Smoother
- Use a plastic bag as a paint tray liner.
- Lightly hammer small holes to create an indentation when prepping for spackle.
- Line windows with wet newspaper to save time, rather than dealing with tape.
- Use an elastic on your paint can to avoid messy drips on the sides!
- Use a paint pad attached to as stir stick to paint hard-to-reach spaces.
- Make cleaning a breeze by using a paint brush comb under running water.
How the Pros Avoid Taping Entirely
Cutting In: When painting near a finished edge without a tape, try this technique.
Coat brush generously with paint, so that about 3/4 of the bristles are covered.
Paint a reservoir line about 1″ away from finished casing or molding.
Press your tapered brush down to force the bristles to flare out. Pull paint from the reservoir to the edge until your paint runs dry. Repeat.
Choosing the Correct Brush
You only have three factors to consider when choosing a brush: width, bristles, and brush type.
So what do you think of these painting tricks? Are you going to give it a try? Let us know how it went below in the comments! 🙂
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