When using a paint tray to roll walls, cleaning it can be almost as much trouble as the painting itself. To reduce cleanup time, turn a plastic shopping bag inside out, and slip it over the roller tray.

After painting, remove the bag from the roller tray by reversing it so the paint is on the inside of the bag. Once the paint in the bag is dry, dispose of it in your everyday trash.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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