Best Painting & Decorating Tips and DIY Hacks

We've curated 18 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 pair of DIY work trousers, give them a go and enjoy yourself!

Painting and Decorating Tips

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1. Cover Paint Screws with Vaseline

Use Vaseline for Painting Around Keyhole

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2. Spray Paint Box Trick

Spray Paint Box DIY trick

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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 with Container Lid to catch paint drops

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5. Use Foil on Door Knobs

Aluminium foil for painting around door knobs

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6. Use Vinegar Before Painting Metal

Using vinegar to clean metal paint bucket

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7. Soak Paintbrushes in Hot Vinegar

Hot vinegar being used to soak and clean paintbrushes

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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

Using tape on door hinges to prevent painting errors

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12. Lint Rollers to Clean your Paint Rollers

Cleaning fuzz off paint roller with lint roller

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13. Cover Paint Trays with Plastic Bags

Reuse plastic carrier bags to cover paint trays

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14. Plastic Bottle Paintbrush Holder

Plastic water bottle being used as a hack for paintbrush holder

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15. Painted Concrete

Painted concrete being used as a garden feature

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16. Pringles Cans for Paint Rollers Storage

Pringles can used for paint 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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