47 Painting tips and tricks

47 Painting tips and tricks

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier. this is 47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job by peggy wang. 1. Use a lint roller to clean the fuzzies off your cheap paint roller before you start. Or wrap it in painter’s tape, then peel it off. This will keep those fuzzies from getting into the paint. 2. Swiffer the walls before painting. The more dust that you have, the more times that you should change out your cloth as you swiffer your room 3. Line a paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil. You’ll never have to buy a new paint tray again! 4. Cut out the side of a milk jug to create a paint holder with a built-in handle and brush-holder. 5. Tap nails into each leg when painting a table or chair. It’ll let you paint the feet without having to wait for the piece to dry before flipping it over. 6. For heavier pieces, use bed raisers. 7. Make a long-reach paint pad for tight spaces. Hot glue a paint pad onto a stir stick. 8. And protect awkward objects with plastic wrap. Glad® Press‘n Seal® plastic wrap goes on fast and stays right where you put it. Paint can seep under the edges, though, so it’s no substitute for masking tape in spots where you need a sharp edge. 9. Trim off the edges of a used paint roller. Any leftover crusty paint will leave ugly edges on your paint job. 10. Use this Martha Stewart kit to turn acrylic paint into a spray can. This is a great solution when you can’t find the right color spray paint. 1. Gather your kit, paint color of your choice, and item to be painted 2. Pour equal amounts of the spray paint medium and the acrylic paint into the mixing bottle (everything except the paint is included in the kit) 3. Shake it up to mix the medium and the paint. 4. Pop the sprayer on top of the paint container like so. 5. Spray! I did two easy coats and it looked great! The paint itself work almost to any surface. They are dishwasher and washing machine safe too. and they are avaiable in 160 different colors. Crazy, right? 11. This is probably the best quality gold spray paint. 1.Montana Gold Acrylic spray. It dries with a super shiny with an almost lacquer-like finish although you’ll need primer, and then 2 light coats in order to get full coverage. 2. The Gold Medal from design master. 3. The Brilliant Gold from design master. As info: Gold Medal above creates a yellow gold shades, whereas the Brilliant Gold on the right produces a warm honey gold shades. 4. Rustoleum’s Metallic Gold spray paint and 5. Krylon 18K Gold spray paint. We have talked a alot about 4 and 5 gold spray paints here. 12. Use the “W” or zig-zag method to get a smooth, even finish. 1. Roll paint on the wall 2. Reload the roller and continue rolling and 3. Back roll the entire area 13. You CAN paint concrete. Get a guide on how to paint concrete at thehandmadehome.net But go over it first with a coat of white vinegar and let it dry. It’ll make the paint last longer and keep it from cracking. 14. Use this stuff before painting laminate and particleboard and you won’t have to sand it. Yup. It’s “no sand.” But it also smells awful so use it outside. 15. Well- Armed tape dispenser. Use your wrist as a masking tape dispenser during your next painting project. Cut a 4-in. piece from the ankle section of a gym sock, slip it on your wrist, then slide the tape over your hand. The sock protects your arm so the tape won’t scratch it. The tape is always close at hand, leaving both hands free for your work. or. Use an old water bottle case to keep your paint supplies from accidentally dripping paint everywhere. 16. To strip furniture indoors, remove paint with Citrustrip and cover with a garbage bag. Citrustrip takes longer (24 hours) but it can be used indoors (!!!). Step 1: Apply the stripper Step 2: The Garbage Bag Phase. Wait for 24 hours before moving to next step. Step 3: Scrapping. I have to scrap 4 or 5 times (on the side that did not get covered in a garbage bag). But. I was going over it with one scrape and all the layers were just sliding off. (on the other side that get covered in a garbage bag). Last Step: Cleaning up 17. Paint Vaseline over any tiny areas you DON’T want painted, like screws or hinges. Lay it on thick, and proceed as normal. After the paint has dried, go over the area with a paper towel and the paint will wipe right off! This is a great trick for spray-painting! * You can also use chapstick.* 18. For painting trim, use a stiff angled brush instead of bothering with painter’s tape. 19. When using this no-tape method, keep a wet rag on hand to wipe up any paint slip-ups. 20. Use pimple pads that contain alcohol to wipe up small paint messes. ** This works for latex paint, not oil-based paint. Pimple Pads for Paint Cleanup .. Facial cleansing wipes aren’t just for pimple prevention. The alcohol in them softens latex paint, but won’t harm most surfaces (test first to make sure). They work best on paint that’s been dry just
a few hours. 21. Precision Q-tips are your friend. 22. If you plan to save a paint roller, store it in a Ziploc bag, and keep it in a Pringles Just be sure to label it or else you might make someone very, very sad. 23. To help with paint fumes, add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to your paint and mix really well. It’ll counteract the smell, and your home will smell like vanilla afterwards. 24. If your tape is old and won’t roll without peeling, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds. It’ll be just like new. 25. Before painting metal, wipe it down with vinegar. The vinegar will keep the paint from cracking. Just wipe down the object or surface with vinegar, using a sponge or lint-free cloth. 26. Need to take a break or waiting for paint to dry? Wrap your brush or roller in a plastic bag to keep it from hardening. 1. Take a grocery store plastic bag. 2. Put your brush or roller in the inside. corner of the bag. 3. Grab it from the outside and Twist 4. Secure it with a rubberband, clip, or simply twist it around and lay something on it. Bonus tip: keep the brush in the fridge. 27. Add a little bit of this stuff to make your latex paint go on smoother. Folderol Latex Paint Additive improves the performance of latex paint and keeps projects flowing smoothly. It gives latex paint the feel of oil paint, without the cleanup hassles. Price $13,97 per galoon. 28. To limit your mess, spray paint an item inside of a cardboard box. 29. Or use a plastic garment bag for a larger item. Use it like you would a tent. 30. If you’re painting an old piece of furniture, use wood filler if there are a lot of dents and scratches. Then sand. 31. Use a rubber band to wipe excess paint on instead of the rim. Along with preventing splatters, it will also keep the rim from getting all caked up. 32. Here’s a frugal paint-saving roller trick: Use a putty knife to scrape down your roller before you rinse it. Rest the roller on the edge of the paint can and scrape down the sides like you are cutting corn off the cob. You can save yourself a few ounces of paint each time you use a roller! 33. To avoid roller marks on furniture, only go in one direction. So simple, why didn’t I think of it before. I noticed that if I only roll in one direction, the sheen evens out and I stop getting the light/dark streaks that show every roll. 34. Paint will not stick to a dirty surface, so use TSP to de-grease it first. 35. Run a brown paper bag over any (dry) painted surface that feels rough. It won’t leave scratch marks the way sandpaper does. 36. Store your leftover paint in a Rubbermaid Paint Buddy so you can easily make future touch-ups. 37. Or, if you have a very small amount of use a Slobproof! pen. It uncannily resembles a Stila lip gloss pen. 38. Use self-leveling paint on old cabinets or uneven plaster walls. It’ll glide on much smoother. 39. When painting over existing paint, it’s important to know whether the old paint is latex or oil by doing this simple test. Rub a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol over the painted surface. If your cotton ball has paint on it, the surface is latex. If not, the surface is oil based paint. If it’s oil-based, you’ll need a coat of oil-based primer before starting. 40. Peel painter’s tape off shortly after the paint dries to avoid chipping. It’s better to remove the tape sooner rather than later. And run a razor along the edge if you find that paint is chipping off as you peel the tape away. 41. Remove paint tape at an angle to ensure a clean line. 42. To ensure clean lines when painting stripes, seal the edges of the tape with a light coat of the original color. Let it dry, and then proceed painting with the new color. When the tape peels off, the color that bleeds through is the original color, not the new color. If this is confusing, Check link under this video for more details. 43. Soak gunky paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to clean them. Then wash with hot, soapy water. brush off paint as needed then rinse and let dry—good as new. 44. Fix uneven baseboards with caulk. Learn more about this trick at thecreativeimperative. 45. To store paint, cover the open can with plastic wrap to keep the lid from sticking. Then place the lid on top. Add a dab of paint to the lid to help you remember which paint color it contains. 46. To get an antique “shabby chic” look, rub a candle over the wood. Lightly wipe the wax off. Some of the wood will show through, giving you a worn look. and 47. Tape pieces of cardboard to the corners to make a huge dropcloth much more manageable when folding. Or if you aren’t a drop cloth fan, try using rosin paper! if you’re still listening, like or share this video before you leave. or comment it, if you think people have to listen your wise words. Last, don’t forget to press subscribe button, if you’ve never done it before.. See you later..

41 thoughts on “47 Painting tips and tricks

  1. Def. prefer your real voice to the monotonous automated one. The inflections add so much more interest & personality!

  2. This video is FABULOUS!!! I'm really looking forward to using some of these brilliant simple tricks when I paint my bathroom. Thank you!

  3. this is just too fast paced. I can't keep up in my head with all the tips. Just when I get done thinking about one, the next one is playing and half over, and hard to understand at times because its too fast.

  4. Pretty good tips. Try wetting and spinning out your roller vs using tape for the lint. This will get the outer any inner lint from the roller and also wetting a roller prior will absorb paint more quickly.

  5. sock protects your arms that… that's stupid take the tape off your wrist cut the length piece you desire then put it back and stop crying.

  6. Please learn how to pronounce words. For example, Floetrol is pronounced, flow-trawl and Rosen paper, raw-zen paper. Take the time to learn,
    you will benefit.

  7. To stop paint from bleeding under the edge of tape, rub the edge of the tape with a credit card or a fingernail.
    Also, you don't want to let the paint dry, pull the tape off while it is still wet at a sharp angle. The longer the paint is on the tape, the more it will bleed through.
    If you paint the original color on the tape edge, let it dry, then paint over that and let it dry, you will pull some paint off with the tape, and if you paint over the original color while it's still wet, they will mix.
    If you want a razor crisp line, press down your tape (green frog tape has a hydrophobic edge) and put a thin line of clear paintable caulk on the edge of the tape; the paint won't peel when the tape comes off.
    Glossy paint should go on a bit heavy, moving the paint around where needed while wet, and brush over each section with a very light touch after the brush has run out of paint (laying off).
    Load as much paint as possible without dripping on a roller and roll about 3 rows on the wall, going all the way up and down without stopping, then flip the roller over and lightly roll over the painted section (back rolling) for a smooth, lightly textured surface. For a very smooth look, use a dense foam roller. Before rolling, paint the edges with a brush (cutting in) and feather the edge of the paint where the roller will overlap it. Roll while paint is still wet.
    Painting over glossy paint? Use a liquid deglosser instead of sanding, just apply the liquid and remove immediately with a clean cloth. No dust.
    One last thing, spend a dollar more and get the "best" quality roller or brush, the difference is unbelievable how easy the paint glides on and spreads so smooth.

  8. This video is Super!!! I'm really anxious to use some of these brilliant simple tricks when I paint my home. Thank you!

  9. 🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇
    Wait a minute!!! #13, @ 3:00, re: Painting Concrete, you say to go over it with a coat of Vinegar, (but – Vinegar is an acid, and it is used to "etch concrete" and like marble, it's porous – Vinegar damages these elements) – "?"

    Every surface to be painted that doesn't have a reaction to vinegar is best prepared, just before painting and after any soap cleaning, by cleaning all and entire surface with White Vinegar Water:
    1/4 Cup per gallon or
    1 1/8 Cups per 5 gallon container of water

    If painting kitchen, where cooking with oils and/or gas range is used, the surfaces should be 1st cleaned with an Ammonia/Water Solution and (Thoroughly rinced clean with the Vinegar Water – 2 – 3 times) or the paint will not adhere and will not look pleasing to the eye!

    And, "People still eat Pringles"!?!

  10. A copy of a reply to someone who was appropriately and politely pointing out to another that their comment was most arrogant…

    I offered the following – and feel it might be Worthy of a General Share, so –
    "If the shoe fits":

    Don't be offended when corrections or correct information is offered, as I'm offering to you.

    The Social Rules are:
    (Like when someone gives us a compliment, we are taught to simply say thank you, as the appropriate social reply. Likewise, when corrections or correct information are offered, we are supposed to say, "Thank you, appreciate this information".
    If it is said to us in a rude or condescending manner, we may simply say "Thank you" and ignore the attitude, or we may also follow that "Thank you" with a noun – i.e. "Thank you, Bitch" … Course the latter was quite frowned upon by the Head Mistress teaching Charm-school, as well as my Mother – although Mom did chuckle afterwards!

    It would make for a completely different reality in our life right now if, during the 6th grade year, the girls were required to attend "Charm-School", and the boys attend the "Gentleman's Social Training Academy" as part of a standard Curriculum in Public Schools.
    The human race took nearly 5000 years +/- for the majority to become civilized, and only a matter of about 25 to lose all semblance of Social and General Human Respect, or Personal Character and Dignity. It's further a great deal more vial since Parents allow Adolescents to have unsupervised time and much of this is used on various Social Medias and Websites where they totally make comments that demonstrate their "Adolescent Ego Mind" and "the routine Narcissistic flavor of most Adolescent Ego's" – yet far more concerning is the abundance of adults whom – behave as if they were an Adolescent and are void of any class or general human respect for other humans.
    For this reason, it actually is a useful resource, if not a habit from training, to apply "The Rules of Edicate" – and feel free to use my "Ammendment B" lol.

    My greatest resource as proof of my summation of our average USA Society is the fact that "Trump is in the Whitehouse and he's managed to maintain a 32% Approval Rate, and at least 20% of those are – Southern Evangelical Right Wing Fundamentalists
    (without getting into parties or the Politics, and intentionally ignoring politics)
    These 20% supporting the man, in spite of his behaviors and maintaining that they are Good Christian People – tells me there's a definite need to revisit "What constitutes Civilized, Social Graces, Ethics, Truth, and an entire new Institution needs to be added to the Education System, and that's one that is solely focused on Unteaching Prejudice, and Teaching Ethics).

    "My Soapbox on My Fellow Americans, whom are Confused, in Denial, Preoccupied with self/their ego/and the fact there are so many Racists, and thery are also seriously lacking any Manners"

    … Thank you

  11. Check out this new innovative paint brush tool. Put away the ladders! The Richard gooseneck flexible paint brush extension! Super light brush!

  12. Just when I thought people couldn’t get any cheaper. People all these equal pennies and who would paint the bottom of a chair leg.

  13. Great tips. Also, after cleaning with vinegar you can use softener and the bristles will be soft for next job.
    I have also kept wet brushes in the freezer if I am not sure whether I would continue next day. You cannot do this with oil paint

  14. Those all were very helpful tips. I’ll be putting most to practice as I repaint both the interior and exterior of my house. Jesus take the wheel.

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