Wednesday, June 1, 2016
You know this right? About house-painting supplies
Among other things, I'm painting the back of the house this week. Just the part that's visible from the deck. When our French doors were installed, there was a bunch of work done on the exterior that now needs painting. Anyways, this is a weeklong job.
Washing out brushes is one of my least favorite parts of house painting. But when I have a week-long painting job, I only wash my brush once per color, over the course of the entire week.
I wrap my brushes, rollers, stir sticks and paint tray in plastic, to store it for a couple of hours, or overnight. I use kitchen plastic wrap, tightly over each brush or roller, then overwrap in a couple of plastic bags. For paint trays, I seal the tray, tightly with plastic wrap. This keeps the paint from drying out, between painting sessions, without having to wash equipment each time I'm ready to paint. It saves me time, and makes the job of painting less daunting, so I'm more likely to attempt these projects.