Here’s a very handy tip to use when you’re doing a little (or a lot) of painting around the house.
WRAP ’EM WET!
(What is he talking about?) Allow me to elaborate.
We recently painted one of our bathrooms along with the cabinet. We had a good friend that volunteered to come over to help prep the cabinet for painting and to prime the walls of the bathroom. Now that’s a really good friend to volunteer for the dirty work. Not only did she help out with the prepping and priming, she also laid this really great painting tip on us.
When you’re in-between coats of paint while waiting for it to dry, or if you want to end your painting day and pick up on it the following day…or a few days later…or even a week or two later, simply wrap the wet paint brush or roller in plastic film (also known as Saran wrap, stretch film or plastic wrap). Whatever you call the stuff it keeps the brush or roller wet until you’re ready to get back at it. I’ve read that aluminum foil will work, also.
It really works and it saved me so much time cleaning my brushes and rollers. I always buy really nice paint brushes and I take care of them because I want them to last as long as possible. I rarely buy the "one-use" brushes because the results are usually not that good. This handy tip has saved me a lot of time and trouble because I don’t have to worry about taking so much time to get my nice brushes and rollers…well…nice.
Not only did it save me time and energy, it also saved paint. The amount of paint you’ll save wrapping your rollers and brushes vs. cleaning after each and every use is more than you might think.
Go ahead…use your handy 5-in-1 tool to squeegee the paint out of a roller and into the bucket. You’ll see what I’m talking about.
Anyway…it’s a great little painting tip that saves time, energy and paint…and it’s cheap, too!
Paint Safety, Clean-Up and Disposal via the Paint Quality Institute