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Best Painting & Decorating Tips and DIY Hacks

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 or your favourite DIY work trousers, give them a go and enjoy! And let us know if you've tried any of these before.

Painting and Decorating Tips

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1. Cover Paint Screws with Vaseline

painting around keyhole

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2. Spray Paint Box Trick

spray paint

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3. Use Onions to Absorb Fumes

chopping onion

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4. Modify your Paintbrush with a Container Lid

paintbrush

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5. Use Foil on Door Knobs

painting around door knobs

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6. Use Vinegar Before Painting Metal

cleaning paint bucket

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7. Soak Paintbrushes in Hot Vinegar

cleaning paint brushes

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8. Get the Shabby Chic Wooden Look

rubbing candle on wood

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9. Store your Paintbrush in the Fridge

paintbrush

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10. Place Rubbish Bag Over Toilet Basin

painting around toilet

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11. Use Tape to Protect the Hinges

painting around door hinge

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12. Lint Rollers to Clean your Paint Rollers

woman holding paint roller

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13. Cover Paint Trays with Plastic Bags

bag covering paint tray

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14. Plastic Bottle Paintbrush Holder

paintbrush holding hack

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15. Painted Concrete

garden feature

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16. Pringles Cans for Paint Rollers Storage

pringle can roller storage

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17. Vanilla Extract to Mask Paint Fumes

paint

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18. Old Tape in the Microwave

old tape in microwave

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Home Storage Hacks & Organisation Tips

 

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19. Hide TV Cords with Shoeboxes

plug cable storage

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20. Mason Jars to Organise Bathroom

brushes in jars

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21. Fabric Wall Organiser

storage pockets

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22. DIY Door Storage

door storage

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23. Magnetic Strips for Bathroom Tools

magnetic storage

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 Decorating Tips & Hacks

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24.Glass Paint to Decorate Exposed Lightbulbs

decorated light bulbs

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25. Coat Lampshades with Glitter

lamp shade

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26. Wall Brackets for Lamp Alternatives

lightbulb

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27. Tension Rods as Pantry Dividers

kitchen equipment storage

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28. Drawer Knobs for Wall Hooks

hanging vest on wall

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29. DIY Anti-Slip Rug

sealant gun

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30. Update Vases with Enamel

vases

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31. Decorate Cushions with Rubbing Alcohol

cotton bud painting

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32.Make Your Own Instagram Wall

pictures on walls

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33. Create a Statement Photo Mural

living room

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34. Wooden Pallets as a Headboard

wooden bed headboard

35. Keep Extension Cords Together

connected cables

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36. Garden Equipment as Wine Glass Holder

glass storage

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37. Use a Magnet on the Bottom of Hammers

hammer and nails

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38. Using Soap to Improve Saw Efficiency

sawing wood

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39. Walnuts to Reduce Scratches on Wooden Surface

covering scratch on wood

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