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Keep sharp edges on your drywall knives with this awesome idea.

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Painting Tool Hack

I came up with a nifty solution to keep the fine edges of my drywall knives from getting dinged up. I buy 3/8-in. clear tubing at the hardware store and cut lengths to fit the blades. I then take a sharp utility knife and slit the tubing lengthwise and slip it over the blade. The tubing is somewhat clingy, so it stays put even in a toolbox tote. — Richard Wisz. Plus: These are the painting tools every DIYer should have on hand.

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