There are quite a few among us who are already alone thinking that repair is inevitable and that it will have to be done independently, leads to indescribable horror. After all, there will be a mess in the apartment, building materials, traces of paint ...
By the way, about coloring. In fact, not everything is as bad as it seems. In this material, we have collected 17 invaluable tips that will simplify the work with paint.
1. Protection of small parts
Foil to protect small parts.
Use foil to protect small parts, such as pens, locks and other parts, from splashing and dripping paint.
2. Wall protection
Wall protection with a spatula.
If you do not want to bother with sticking paint tape, just use a spatula. It will protect the areas of the wall from paint stains.
3. Capacity for the roller
Capacity for the roller.
It is convenient to paint large surfaces with a long paint roller, but it is rather difficult to find a container for a paint of a suitable diameter. However, there is a solution, pour the paint into the Pringles potato box and dip the roller into it.
4. Convenient paint tank
Capacity for paint from the canister.
You can make an ideal paint container with a brush holder from a small plastic canister. Also for these purposes you can use a five-liter bottle.
5. Saving paint
Life hacking for economical use of paint.
Make a few holes in the rim of the paint can so that after you put the paint in the container, the remnants will flow back into the can. By the way, such a trick will improve the tightness of the jar and prevent its drying.
6. Brush storage
Storage dirty brush.
If you plan to continue painting the next day and do not want to bother with cleaning the brush, wrap it in a film or zip-bag and put it in the fridge. Such a trick will not allow the paint to dry out, and accordingly the brush does not puddle. The same trick can be done with a paint roller.
7. paint residue
Collect paint residues.
Use paint sparingly and at the end of the painting work collect the remaining paint from the washcloth of the paint roller. To do this, hold the roller with a spoon, plastic card or any other object in the direction from top to bottom.
Cover the bottom of the mixing container with foil or polyethylene to keep the container clean and shorten the cleaning time.
9. "Spout" for banks
Homemade "spout" for banks.
Glue two strips of masking tape as shown in the picture to simplify the process of pouring paint into the tray and prevent it from spilling.
10. Excess paint
Eraser, which will help get rid of excess paint.
Put a tight gum on the paint can and use it to remove excess paint and make work cleaner.
11. Brush Holder
Aquapalka can be used to pump the sides of the tank for paint. To do this, cut the desired piece of roller, make it a long longitudinal section and several shallow horizontal cuts for brushes. Put the roller on the side of the container and enjoy the convenience.
12. Finger protection
Cover to protect your fingers.
In order not to paint your hands during painting work, put a plastic cover on the brush. All splashes and drops of paint will drain onto the lid, leaving your hands clean.
13. Painting of small parts
The secret of painting small parts.
To paint small parts with spray paint, place them in a cardboard box. This will protect the floor, walls and furniture from paint smudges.
14. Cleaning brush
An effective way to clean the brush.
Table vinegar will help to clean the brush from the dried paint. Pour it into the jar and place the brush in it for a while.
15. Roller preparation
Preparation of the roller for painting.
Use a sticky roller so that the fibers of the paint roller do not spoil the quality of the paint. Just roll the roller on the roller a few times, collecting all the villi.
16. Paint stains
Remove paint stains.
Use alcohol wipes to remove traces of latex paint from the floor or furniture. Alcohol softens the paint and does not harm the surface.
17. Cleaning the walls
Cleaning the walls from dust.
Before you start painting, make sure that the surface is clean enough. To do this, put on a mop or broom with a long handle a clean, damp cloth and wipe the walls from top to bottom.