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Painting in and around your home can be a drawn-out process. You first have to buy your supplies. Then you have to properly prepare all of your surfaces that you don’t want painted so that you can make sure to keep any paint from getting on them. And, finally, you have to paint the surfaces you do want to paint while avoiding drips and paint runs. A monumental task to say the least.

When painting, some of the problems you can encounter are your brushes drying out, drop clothes that are a nightmare to deal with, and making a mess with your paint, among other common painting nightmares. This can make you dread painting your home when it comes time.

Luckily, you can use a variety of extremely helpful tips, tricks, and hacks to make the painting process so much easier. Whether preparing your surfaces for painting, protecting your painting supplies, or simply making painting easier, you can use these hacks to speed up the process.