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Save money on paint

Posted by Adrian
September 24th, 2013

Saving Money On Paint

Save money on paint

In these hard times we have to save money where we can, this tip is simple but so easy to do but you will be amazed at the amount of paint you save! And another benefit to this tip is it also help the environment so your carbon footprint will be reduced too.

When you have finished painting with a roller or brush by scraping out as much paint as possible will save your money as your tin of paint will go that little bit further. Take your roller and with a scraper scrape the paint out of the roller back into the tin or paint tray, you will be amazed how much comes out, especially a thick piled roller sleave. Do this also with your paint brushes. Also, take time in removing as much paint from paint trays when your finished for the day.

Wrap it up

If you are using a roller for a job but don’t finish in a day, don’t wash your brushes or roller out, wrap them up in a bag they will stay usable overnight and you can come back to them and start work straight away and you save time as you didn’t spend ages washing out the brush or roller the night before.

Going green

The added benefit to this tip is to the environment, less paint is washed down the drain, less water is used and the paint lasts longer so you don’t have to use your car to buy more.

Saving money

If you use this tip you will be saving money, which in today’s economic climate we all need to do.

Removing paint video

Here is a quick video of paint being removed from a roller, the thicker the roller pile the more paint you should be able to recover for next time.

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2 Responses to “Save money on paint”

  1. J. Hudson Says:

    I want to replace my garden tap that is leaking inside! If I take the pipe off the inside tap thing!! and then the inside tap and the pipe cutter part, will I be able to replace the pipe bracket/cutter with a new one, without having to make a new hole, by using the existing hole but with a new fitting ??? Please please excuse the terrible discriptions but I am a lady OAP, And have been let down by workmen so thought I’d do it myself !! After turning the water off of course !!!!!

    Date posted : July 11th, 2017 at 11:22 am
  2. Adrian Says:

    It would be best to call a professional in as they need to see the situation before advising.

    Date posted : July 15th, 2017 at 2:56 pm

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