Use Plastic Wrap to Help Paint Tricky Places

Family Handyman

We've been talking about color a great deal over recent weeks and we all know it's one of the most inexpensive ways to make a big impact in a space. That said, it's not always the easiest. Have you ever tried painting behind a toilet? We recently picked up this handy tip from Family Handyman that suggests using plastic wrap against tricky items in a room that can't be moved. It would work great when painting small spaces in bathrooms, or the wall behind a radiator.

It seems like one of those silly things that people come up with that make a situation more difficult — like an avocado knife, seriously, what's wrong with a pairing knife? Or a spoon! But having recently spent several hours with a razor blade in multiple uncomfortable positions in attempts to scrape the paint back off my toilet after I painted our bathroom yellow, I'm going to say that this is actually time-saving advice.

Do you have a painting trick that helps you along? Sometimes the small things can make all the difference in the world!

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