A paintbrush in a paint can.
Michele Lee Willson

Time and Talent

Preparing the room takes more time than painting it. Set aside a good portion of the day to inspect and repair walls and ceilings, and to apply painter's tape. Then you'll fly through the painting in a couple of hours.

And Another Thing ...
To remove lint from a roller cover, roll it over the sticky side of a taut piece of painter's tape a few times.

1. Thoroughly stir your paint to ensure it's mixed. Pour a small quantity of paint into the plastic cup. This will be your cut-in paint.

2. Dip one-third of your paintbrush into the paint. Lightly slap the brush on the inside edges of the cup so it's not overly saturated. You don't want to wipe the brush on the cup's edge.

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