16 DIY Home Painting Tips to Make the Job Faster, Cleaner, and More Efficient

If you’re looking to freshen up your home, sometimes all it takes is a simple coat of paint to make the place look better. Many people prefer to hire professional painters for the job, but you have to keep in mind that this will cost more money. There is also another option – to do everything by yourself.

16 DIY Home Painting Tips to Make the Job Faster, Cleaner, and More Efficient




Here are some simple painting tips and tricks that will help make the job faster, cleaner, and more efficient.

1. Swiffer your walls before painting to remove dirt and grime.

Swiffer your walls before painting to remove dirt and grimePhoto: Pinterest

2. Wipe excess paint off your brush on rubber band instead of getting paint on the trim.

Put a thick rubber band around the paint can to wipe excess paint on instead of the rimPhoto: Icon Flexpack

3. Cut out the side of a milk jug to create a perfect paint caddy. The bottom part will hold your paint and the opening will hold your paintbrush.

milk jug paint holderPhoto: Rachel Schultz

4. Avoid painting screws/keyholes by covering them with Vaseline.

Little painting trick using vaselinePhoto: Sweet Pickins Furniture




5. Use an empty pringles can to store your wet paint roller in-between uses. For less of a mess, wrap in a plastic grocery bag before placing pain roller inside the pringles can.

Store paint rollers in a Pringles canPhoto: Refunk My Junk

6. Use yogurt cups to catch paint drips.

Use yogurt cups to catch paint dripsPhoto: This Old House

7. If you have run out of tape, just cut some long strips of newspaper and wet them. They will stick to windows and anything else you don’t want paint on. Simply peel off after you are done painting.

If you have run out of tape, just cut some long strips of newspaper and wet them. They will stick to windows and anything else you don’t want paint on. Simply peel off after you are done painting.

8. Line a paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil to keep it clean for the next time you need to use it.

Line a paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foilPhoto: 2 Little Superheroes





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