Very often painting or refinishing furniture takes huge amounts of time because you have to wait for one side of a piece to dry before you can turn it to work on another. To solve this problem try suspending small pieces between saw horses on nails or screws driven into concealed areas (for example the bottom of a leg.)

After one side is coated you can flip the piece by holding the nails or screws and coat the other side. Then hang the piece from the ceiling or rafters to dry while you continue coating the rest of the pieces. This hanging will not only free up your sawhorses but will allow the work to dry without dust settling on it.

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Joe Truini

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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