Painting Tips:

HGTV Painting Guide                                                            Combine Colors Fearlessly

Don’t’…..allow those messy runs on the side of the paint can. Stretch a rubber band vertically over the can so that it runs across the open mouth of the can. You can now wipe your brush on the rubber band and the excess paint will fall neatly back into the can.

Don’t throw away old hardened  brushes….
They can often be salvaged by soaking them in hot vinegar.  Finally, comb the brush with an old fork.