Painting Tip!
January 12, 2006

We have been struggling to get the last of the painting done at our place. The orange doors take 5+ coats of paint/primer, and you have to take them off, and lie them on the ground before you can put on a coat of paint. Living in a condo definitely does not help as we only have one area designated for painting, and there's only room for two doors at a time there. Also you can't just take your rollers outside and spray them off, you have to clean them in the kitchen/bathroom sink.

There is a solution! Dayna's mom recently told us about a trick for the rollers.. you just wrap them in tinfoil and put them in the fridge! No cleanup means that we can slap another coat of paint on the doors, and walk away. It's a wonderful wonderful thing.


I just wrap mine in plstic (painter's plastic works fine, same stuff you use to protect floors) and don't even put them into the fridge. Plastic is airtight (probably more so than tinfoil) and the rollers will go weeks without having to be washed out.

Posted by: tom at January 13, 2006 12:16 PM
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