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39 Painting and DIY Hacks & Tips

We've curated 39 of the most interesting painting tips and DIY hacks from around the internet for your enjoyment. So whether you're into painting, DIY, organising or decorating, there just might be something to help you out on your next project below. Get on your overalls, give them a go and enjoy! And let us know if you've tried any of these before.

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1. Avoid painting screws/keyholes by covering them with Vaseline.

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2. Try this handy spray paint trick in box to keep things tidy.

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3. Did you know you can use onions to absorb paint fumes?

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4. Catch paint drops by attaching a container lid to your brush.

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5. Use aluminium foil to protect taps and other awkward objects while painting.

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6. Before painting metal, wipe it down with vinegar to keep the paint from peeling.

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7. Soak gunky paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to clean them.

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8. To get an antique “shabby chic” look, rub a candle over the wood.

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9. Put your paintbrush in the fridge to keep it soft for use the next day without having to clean it.

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10. Place a garbage bag over the toilet tank so you can paint around it easily.

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11. Use tape to paint a door and protect the hinges.

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12. Use a lint roller to take the fuzz off your paint roller before you start painting.

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13. Cover your paint tray in a plastic bag and never bother with cleaning it again!

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14. Make a convenient paint and paint brush holder from a plastic bottle.

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15. Did you know you can paint concrete for a great effect outdoors?

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16. Store a paint roller in a plastic bag inside a Pringles can for extra convenience.

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17. Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract to dull the smell of paint with heavy fumes.

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18. Place old tape in the microwave for 10 seconds and it will peel again.

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  organisation tips and hacks

19. Keep your TV cords neat and tidy by using a box to hide them.

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20. Attach mason jars to a wooden pallet as a convenient bathroom organiser.

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21. Make your own DIY wall organiser using a canvas drop cloth, felt, needle and thread and glue.

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22. Use an old door with baskets and hooks as an organiser.

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23. Attach magnetic strips to your wall to store clips, nail tools, tweezers and more.

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decorating tips and hacks

24.Use glass paint to draw a design on an exposed lightbulb.

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25. Coat the inside of a lampshade with glitter for more reflective light.

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26. Hang a bulb on a wall bracket as a stylish lamp alternative.

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27. Make easy pantry dividers with tension rods for extra storage.

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28. Use drawer knobs as hooks on your wall.

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29. Make a rug anti-slip by coating the bottom with acrylic latex caulk.

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30. Paint old vases with enamel to fix them up and brighten up your house.

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31. Draw a design on a white cushion with a Sharpie then use rubbing alcohol to blend it.

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32. Print your images and make your own Instagram wall at home easily.

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33. Make a giant photo mural in your house by blowing up a single picture and printing it in panels.

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34. Use wood pallets as an affordable and great looking headboard.

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35. Tie extension cords together before you connect them so they won’t easily come apart.

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36. Attach an old rake to the wall as a wine glass holder.

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37. Glue a magnet on the bottom of a hammer to store extra nails.

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38. Ensure a saw cuts more easily by rubbing soap on the blade before you start.

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39. Rub a walnut on a scratched wooden surface to make scratches less visible.

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