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One of the easiest and cheapest ways to give a room a whole new look is with paint! Changing up a color can change the mood and feel of a room… and don’t we love how fresh it makes everything look. I must admit I’m not the neatest painter in the world, so I need a few painting tools in my toolbelt to make a painting job easier, less messy and somewhat enjoyable. Yes, we all need paint and good brushes and roller and a rolling pan and maybe a ladder! Those are essentials! Here are 6 easy, common sense things that are must haves for me when I paint.
1. PAINTER’S DROP CLOTHS
A drop cloth will… not can… save your floors and your furniture and your baseboards from unwanted paint splatters and spills. I have a basket full of various size drop cloths and use them not only for larger painting projects but for crafts and other diy projects. Don’t use cheap plastic ones as they can puncture, the paint runs off of them and they are a hazard to walk on! Painter’s canvas drop cloths are the better investment in the long run! When mine get dirty I let the paint dry and put them in the washer and dryer!
2. PAPER TOWELS AND A BUCKET OF SUDSY WATER
This tip sounds like a no-brainer. I can’t paint a wall without getting paint on me and my clothing. Sometimes I fling paint past the drop cloth and on to the hardwood floor! Paper towels and a bucket of sudsy water make for quick clean-ups on the spot! Once you make this part of your painting routine you will always have these items on hand.
3. GOOD PAINTER’S TAPE
Skip the cheap stuff! Tape off base boards, windows, doors and cabinets for clean, precise lines. It takes a little extra time, but it’s worth it to get a nice neat paint job! Investing in a good painter’s tape will keep you from having to deal with bleeding paint messes. And better quality painter’s tape should not lift the paint off your walls and woodwork!
4. TRIM EDGER
If you don’t like to tape off a room, then try one of these little trim rollers. I think they look like little droids!!! We use these all the time. It makes cutting a crisp line paint on your walls so easy and perfectly done! Bobby swears by them. We get them at our local hardware store.
5. PAINTING MUSIC
Here at StoneGable painting and loud, head-banging, fast paced music go hand-in-hand! Bobby and I sing to our favorite tunes as the paint brushes and rollers fly! We even play a game… “Guess The Artist”! Bobby has amazing musical knowledge and me… not so much! But, I keep getting better and better as we paint together.
I thought that Huey Lewis And The News’ song, I WANT A NEW DRUG was “I Want A New Truck” until just recently…and that song is from the 80’s! One time Bobby bet me a gold bracelet (while we were painting the dining room) that I would not guess the artist of a certain song. It was ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER. I knew the artist, Jimmy Hendrix, because of his distinct voice but had never heard the song before!!!! HELLO, pretty gold bracelet… Score!!!
6. MY PAINT SAINT
Have you ever gotten something and thought, “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?” Well, this is how I feel about #6, My Paint Saint… and my Bobby, of course!!! I most highly recommend this genius, so-smartly thought out product! And you know that I am very very fussy about what I give such high praise!!!!
My Paint Saint is a way to keep your painting jobs looking like new! If you are like me… I’m always finding little areas on walls and woodwork that need a little touching up. UGH!!!
I hate to get out the painter’s drop cloth, the can of paint (I can never remember where I put it), the screwdriver to open the can (I usually end up opening the can with one of my dinner knives), a paint stirring stick and a paint brush to do a little touching up… And then I have to clean it all up and put it away!
Now that I have My Paint Saint…
I DON’T DO THAT ANY MORE!!!
I really love love love this handy and well thought out container that keeps paint ready to touch up with NO MESS! There are so many fabulous features about this touch-up-in-a-can… like the great built in brush and the ingenious closing ring that attaches to the bottom of the can so you will never loose it. Take a minute and see My Paint Saint in action! You will be so impressed!!!! Click HERE to see all amazing My Paint Saint features! You will really like this little video… I’ll wait till you get back!
My Paint Saints cannot be bought in stores… at least not yet. We, bHome bloggers, had the opportunity to get these WONDERFUL touch up paint containers… and not only share them with you but give you a chance to get some for yourself!!!!
My Paint Saint is a part of the Kickstarter Program. Where created projects come to get noticed, funded and then go to the marketplace! Buying a My Paint Saint not only gives you an amazing product but helps this product to reach the market!!!
I’m bought a trio for each of my kids and their spouses for Christmas. What a great gift! I’m also keeping some on hand to give as Wedding shower gifts and Housewarming gifts.
Here’s how it works… you can buy My Paint Saints on the Kickstarter Page. Mark, the inventor of My Paint Saint, has 60 days to sell them and make his goal. If he does, you will get your My Paint Saint products in November of this year (see discount offer below in bold print). If he does not reach his goal (we feel sure he will reach his goal) then NO ONE gets charged. This is not a fly-by-night operation and can be trusted. Just think you can get this wonderful product far before it goes on sale in your local hardware and other stores!!!
There is a special discount offer for you, if you purchase MPS from 7/1 – 7/7 and come back & leave me a comment that you did, you will receive 10% cash back & delivery in October!
A MPS that costs $20, including shipping now will only cost you $18, including shipping. What a deal!
This offer is limited in quantity & duration, so get over to the My Paint Saint page & get one, or better yet, a set, for yourself! Then pop back over & tell me your name & that you made a purchase.
When your MPS arrives open it up to find your discount inside!
Please help Mark make a long-time dream come true. And get this ingenious product to make your touch up painting a breeze! It’s a win-win!!!
And I’d love it if you would give this post shout-outs on your social media!!! Thanks! I really love this product!
bHome and My Paint Saint is giving away one My Paint Saint a day for 7 days!!! Click HERE to enter to win!
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