Since all I seem to be doing is painting around here, I thought I’d share a little tip I learned from a friend yesterday that I will be trying out!
If you’re painting and you get interrupted by a waking child or you’re just done for the day, but plan on continuing bright and early the next morning, don’t worry about cleaning up your brush. Make sure you’ve squeezed out any excess paint and wrap the brush tightly in aluminum foil. Secure it with a rubber band fastened tightly at the base of the handle. You can also extend the life of a paint filled brush by putting it in the freezer. Just be sure to defrost it about an hour before you’re ready to paint.
My father has taught me well!
- Painter’s bucket with a handle and liners.
- Tape gun-I don’t know if this is the actual term for it, but it’s great for taping off baseboards, window casings and crown molding. You can use different size paper rolls and blue tape to make it work for your specific project.
- Paint can shield for making pouring paint easier and tidier.
- My favorite little brush with the blue handle. I have used these since we worked on our old house and they are easiest for me to use. I have a few more expensive brushes, but I like these the best. I don’t have the cover anymore, but next time I pick up one at The HD, I’ll save the info and let you know! They’re inexpensive and easy to clean.
- Angled brush for trim work, tight corners, etc. My dad picked this brush up and it also comes in a smaller size which I may need to pick up today for painting windows in the boys’ room.
We are almost finished with the boys’ room and as soon as it’s all put together, I will post a picture! It’s taking longer than I expected, and now I think I need to paint the windows, so hopefully we’ll get that all complete by the end of the week!