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DIY Painting Clean Up Tips to Save You Time

Henry Ford said it best: “Before anything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” And it’s certainly true when it comes to painting. This collection of tips will help you prep your room before painting to protect your home against slop, spatters and spills so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your new paint job.

Move furnishings for easy access to the walls and ceiling

Cover the carpet with canvas drops

Protect hard floors with rosin paper

Remove cover plates, then tape over switches and outlets

Shelter baseboard with overhanging tape

Use wide tape and plastic to protect doors and windows

Mask off sensitive wiring and tuck it in the box

Hang and bag light fixtures

Fast blotting will save your carpet

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January 13, 8:49 PM [GMT -5]

If you drop your light to paint the ceiling , try to support the light by more than the wire nuts... if you don't be sure to check your wire nuts before you put the light back or risk a loose connection , short or fire.

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