A Neat Way to Wipe Up Paint
Even the steadiest of hands spews some paint. Here's how to clean it up.
Good painters don’t use a lot of masking tape. In the interest of efficiency, and as a point of pride, they cut in with a carefully loaded brush and a steady hand. Occasionally, though, some paint strays onto the adjacent surface. The best way to clean it without messing up the paint job is to wrap a cotton rag tightly over the blade of a 5-in-1 tool. This lets you wipe up the paint with surgical precision and maintain a straight line. I can’t remember what painter I stole this tip from, but I’ve used it since, whether painting stair risers and window muntins, or cutting in trim.
Kevin Ireton, New Milford, CT