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

9. Use precision q-tips to easily clean up paint smudges along the edges when painting.

Use precision q-tips to easily clean up paint smudges along the edges when paintingPhoto: In My Own Style




10. Need to get rid of bad paint fumes? Cut an onion (raw) in half and leave the halves on a plate on the floor for a few hours. The onions should greatly reduce the indoor paint smell.

How To Neutralize Paint Fumes

11. Use a lint roller to remove fuzz from your brushes and rollers before you start.

Use a lint roller to remove fuzz from your brushes and rollers before you startPhoto: BuzzFeed

12. If your masking tape is old and won’t roll without peeling, place it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. The heat will soften the adhesive.

Reviving Your Old Masking TapePhoto: Build.com




13. Use a paint pad attached to a yardstick to paint hard-to-reach spaces.

Paint in Tight SpacesPhoto: My Home My Style

14. Use a hair dryer on painter’s tape for easy removal.

Use a hair dryer on painter's tape for easy removalPhoto: The Family Handyman

15. To clean your gunky brushes, soak them in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and rinse with hot, soapy water.

How to clean your paint brushes with VingearPhoto: White Lace Cottage

16. If you need to get paint off your skin, leather or rubber shoes, olive oil is your best friend.

If you need to get paint off your skin, leather or rubber shoes, olive oil is your best friend





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