Every time I paint a piece of furniture I make a mental note to myself about some odd thing I learned either from trial and error or I ran into a problem and probably found the answer on one of your blogs!
I always promise myself I will share it (I usually even take pictures) but somehow it never makes the cut for the blog post.... So, I am starting Tuesday's Tip in hopes to compile all those random tricks and tips that make painting a little easier!
The best part is, if you have a tip or trick you have learned SEND it to me! I would love to feature you on Tuesday's Tip and hopefully we can all learn TOGETHER!!
My First Tip is Using Vaseline!
You may remember this little cabinet I posted last week. See what look to be hinges on the front? They are not actually functioning hinges and are nailed on their very very well. I tried to get them off and realized soon enough I was going to ruin them if I continued to pull and tug. I didn't want to paint them the same color as the cabinet as I love the character they bring so....
I pulled out the vaseline. I applied it every where I didn't want the paint to stick.
As you can see the paint will not stick where the vaseline was placed. After the paint dried, I used a wipe to rub the area I applied the vaseline.
TADA, I have beautiful paint free hinges!
If you have a tip you have used to make painting easier SEND IT OVER to Brooke.firstname.lastname@example.org