Painting is a great way to improve the look and value of your home. Here are some tips for the next time you decide to brush on another coat from Mrs. FIXIT™, a site of helpful household hints.

1.) If you wear contact lenses, cover your eyes with something (goggles, glasses, etc.). The fumes will cause your contacts to irritate your eyes.
2.) To get good brush painting results, dip the brush in the paint no more than two inches and tap it against the sides of the bucket.
3.) When painting stripes, paint a thin coat of base color over the tape in order to seal it.
4.) If you’re painting a window frame, overlap the paint onto the glass slightly to seal the seam between glass and wood.
5.) Wrap a rag around your painter’s tool when you’re finished and rim it around the can. This will close the can tightly.

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