10 Painting Tips & Tricks

There’s something about Spring time that makes me want to paint! A fresh, clean start to a room. Transforming a piece of old trashy piece of furniture into a new treasure.

So today I thought I’d share with you my Top 10 Painting Tips & Tricks that have helped me grow as a Do It Yourself girl!

10 painting tips and tricks

POPSICLE STICK PAINT DECK from Natty By Design
Take popsicle sticks and paint them the color of every wall in your house. Carry with you on the go to match furniture, curtains, decorations, etc.

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MAKE YOUR OWN CHALK PAINT from Liz Marie Blog
1 cup flat paint + 1 tbsp unsanded grout

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OR YOU CAN TRY THIS VERSION from No Minimalist Here
1 1/2 cups of latex paint + 1/2 cup of water + 1/2 cup Calcium Carbonate

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OLD, GRUNGY PAINT CAN SOLUTION from Centsational Girl
Get rid of your old crusty paint cans and upgrade to smaller cans with fresh, clearly marked labels.

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HOW TO PAINT A PERFECT LINE from House of Hepworths
Great step-by-step tutorial on how to get a perfect line when painting with two different colors.

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ADD FLOETROL TO LATEX PAINT from A Charming Nest
This product will extend your drying time and help relieve brush marks. Just follow the directions on the back of the bottle!

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HOW TO PAINT FURNITURE from Just A Girl
Great tips on how to degrease your furniture, a fantastic primer and how to get a silky smooth finish with no streaks or brush marks.

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NO MESSY PAINT CAN DRIPS from MarthaStewart.com
Use a rubberband to wipe off your brush and to keep the excess paint from dripping down the side of your can.

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FREEZE YOUR PAINTBRUSHES from Apartment Therapy
If you need to stop in the middle of a painting project, one great tip if you’re using latex paint is to freeze your paintbrush overnight! Simply put it in a plastic bag and place in your freezer (your refrigerator can work too if you’re coming back to the project the next day!).

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TEFLON PAINT TRAY FROM SHUR-LINE from Shelterrific
I never used this paint tray before, but it looks pretty darn cool! Since the tray is coated in Teflon, the dry paint just peels right out. How cool is that!! You can get them for about $10 from Sears.

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SO MANY GREAT TIPS!
Hmm… I think I’m ready to get to work!
Maybe a new coat of paint (or two) in my future? 

{PS. if you’re going to pin a project, please go to the original source} 

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