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How to Paint: Tips for a Perfect Paint Job

We've received hundreds of painting tips from readers and painting contractors over the years. We culled through them and came up with this collection of painting basics that will make your projects easier, faster and give you superior results.

Set up a staging area

Prime every patch

Plastic drop cloths lead to paint tracks

Avoid paint freckles

Overnight storage

Wipe down the walls

Keep a scrapbook

Paint out of a bucket

Painting ceilings

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March 26, 6:15 PM [GMT -5]

I'm just curious how many painting contractors and people you talked to for these great bits of advice? I didn't even think about the trick with the slightly soapy water and the walls. Do the freezer bags really work for keeping the paintbrush from drying out? http://www.thompsonvalleypainting.ca/en/

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