time saving paint tips
January is the month I get the itch to paint. It’s the month I like to take stock of the spaces that need touch up paint. January is the month where the ladder transforms into a coat rack. And paint brushes line the side of the kitchen sink. Paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to change the look or feel of a room. Here are a few time saving paint tips to save time on touch ups, prep and cleanup.
This paint tip is one of my absolutely favorites. I picked it up from a friend who paints professionally. It is an easy solution for a nagging problem after cleaning paint brushes. After cleaning the paint brushes, place a kitchen sponge under the paint brush to dry. The sponge absorbs the excess water in the brush. How many times have you air dried a paint brush to find a puddle of watery paint pooling on the counter or sink? The sponge prevents the puddle paint drips.
Paint Tip #2
With some projects a paint break can be as short as 30 minutes or stretch over the course of a week. Cling wrap was an effective solution to temporarily store the paint and paint brush during breaks. Like most solutions, I discovered cling wrap after taking a paint break. Unable to find the plastic paint container’ lid, I grabbed the cling wrap. It’s hard to get tight seal on a lid with paint pooling around the container’s edge. The cling wrap sealed it perfectly.
On a side note, that bathroom break lasted almost three weeks. I was psyched to discover the paint was ready to roll (get it?) when I removed the cling wrap.
Paint Tip #3
Here’s a fun paint tip that is also an organizing idea. It’s a great way to use the stash of glass jars stocked up in a closet for future use. Jars make a great storage container to organize the 1/2 full gallon and quart size cans of paint in the garage. I used a stash of mason jars to organize most of my paint. Glass jars for paint storage is a fun way to start the new year. And, it clears up much needed space in the garage.
Storing my paint in a mason jar would have prevented this mess. Check out what I found under my closet door. Now that was a mess!
Paint Tip for Cabinet Pulls
Finally, I want to share this paint tip for painting multiple cabinet pulls. I had 25 + cabinet pulls that needed an updated. I came up with a solution to paint them in a seconds. That was a great day! Please share your favorite paint tip in the comments.