DIY Painting Clean Up Tips to Save You Time

Cut your painting clean up time in half with these great DIY tips for your next painting project.

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

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Cover the carpet with canvas drops

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Protect hard floors with rosin paper

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Remove cover plates, then tape over switches and outlets

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Shelter baseboard with overhanging tape

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Use wide tape and plastic to protect doors and windows

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Mask off sensitive wiring and tuck it in the box

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Hang and bag light fixtures

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Fast blotting will save your carpet

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