Public Group active 3 years, 9 months ago Group Admins HomeForumMembers 5 Painting Ideas & Tips Tagged: interior improvement tips, painting ideas, painting save money ideas, painting save time ideas This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by sparky 3 years, 9 months ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts May 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm #1155 jeffParticipant Spring cleaning and home improvements are in the air. We are looking to make some home improvements to freshen our home so painting is going to be our first project. We want to paint smarter. What are some cost and time saving ideas for painting? May 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm #1157 sparkyKeymaster Here are some Tips to Paint Smarter; Saving Costs & Time. 1. Know What you Need Try Benjamin Moore's Paint calculator to determine exactly how many quarts or gallons are required to cover your walls. 2. Preserve Materials If you've poured more paint then you'll need for the day, but are picking up again tomorrow, wrap your tray and roller in a plastic garbage bag to prevent them from drying out overnight. 3. Revive Dried Brushes Soften a hardened brush by soaking it in white vinegar for an hour, then fill a pan with vinegar, add the brush and bring to a boil. Let cool and rinse under water to clear excess paint. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.