Tip: Don't let your paint can drip on your floor
No matter how carefully I lay drop clothes and prep my painting area, I always manage to get a few droplets on the floor from the brush or can.
(Bonus tip: If you're using latex paint, those drops can be carefully removed with a razor blade, and no one will ever be the wiser.)
A paper plate is the secret to stopping the mess.
Grab a plate that's a little bigger than your can (at least an inch larger), add a dab of glue in the centre, and plunk your paint can down on top of it. No more drips! Plus, thanks to the glue, it will stay put when you're pouring or moving the can.
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