The other day (like two months ago) Tiffany happened to let drop a painting tip that (the much in demand Iowa City handyman) Wally had bestowed upon her at some point when we were living in Iowa. And I daresay it is an awesome painting tip. Like, more than awesome. It is incredible.
Here we go.
When you’re painting your walls, and you finish a coat of paint, and you’re going to
- wait for it to dry before recoating
- paint another, complimentary color or shade on an adjoining wall
- switch to a roller
- have a gin and tonic
- get out of the fumes so the purple elephants stop bothering you
- the Princeton Band
What do you do with your existing paintbrush? Do you wash it?
You stick it in a plastic bag, and you put it in the freezer. Awesome! When you’re ready to paint again, you get it out, let it thaw a minute or two, and paint!