Painting is the No. 1 do-it-yourself home improvement project, and here are my three favorite painting tips:

  1. Before using a new roller, spray it with a mister. Then roll off the excess water on a piece of cardboard. It removes the loose fibers, so they won’t end up on your wall.
  2. Instead of pouring paint directly into a tray, line the tray with a sheet of aluminum foil. No need to buy a liner, and it makes clean-up a snap.
  3. If you’re taking a break from painting, wrap the roller sleeve in a plastic bag, secure with a twist tie, and store it in the refrigerator.

Watch the video above for more info.

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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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