Pro Painting Pointers for the DIY enthusiast

Why get a professional painter to paint your home when you could save money and Do-it-Yourself?

Here are a few tips, tricks and hacks to give your home a professional-looking finish at half the price:

Tip 1

Use masking tape over areas you don’t want to paint on for a neat finish.

Tip 2

Use a plastic bag over your paint tray for an easy cleanup.

Tip 3

Apply Vaseline over screws to simply wipe off the paint afterward.

Tip 4

Use an elastic band over paint cans to brush paint off easily.

Tip 5

Move your roller in a zig-zag motion for a smooth, even finish.

Tip 6

Cotton ear buds make for the best precision finishes.

Tip 7

To avoid discoloration, apply a coat of primer and texture wall patches.

Tip 8

Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix well to help with paint fumes.

Tip 9

Clean the area that you are painting well as paint doesn’t stick to dirty surfaces.

Tip 10

Soak used brushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to clean them properly.

Be sure to visit your nearest BUCO store to get all your paint and other DIY supplies! So choose BUCO and let’s build together.

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