I love to paint rooms! It’s one of those meditative tasks that leaves you with instant gratification when you are done. But, I don’t like the clean up afterwards. Several years ago I came up with an Easy Clean Up Paint Tray Liner that costs next to nothing!
All you need are two plastic grocery bags and two strips of painter’s tape.
Day 11: Easy Clean Up Paint Tray Liner
Make sure your grocery bags are clean and don’t have any holes in them. Turn the bags inside out if there is printing on them. (Sometimes the ink is water soluble and can mix with the paint.) Observe as my sister gives her best Vanna White impression and shows you how to invert that bag:
Slip the first bag on from the top of the tray and tape it at the bottom.
Slip the second bag over the bottom this time:
Tape the opening of the bag across the entire paint tray width.
You’re ready to rock and roll, errr roll and paint!
When you are done, carefully remove the plastic bags and throw them away. If you are pitching your roller, you can grab the roller through the bags and pitch it too.
No need to clean the tray (unless some paint seeped inside.) Unfortunately, you’ll probably still need to wash your paint brushes. But, if you clean your paint brushes correctly, they should last you a decade or more!
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