Problem Solver: Easy Painting Tip

Problem Solver: Easy Painting Tip

Jess Watson
May 12, 2010

Raise your hand if you've tried to paint a wooden picture frame or a chair frame only to have it stick to the paper on which it dries? (I'm definitely raising my hand on this one!) Well, the super smart Benita of Chez Larsson recently shared an incredibly easy (and almost embarrassingly obvious) solution to our paint drying and stuck paper woes.

After painting one side of the chair, Benita of Chez Larsson simply hammered in some small nails so that she could flip the chair to its other side and rest it on the paper without the risk of paint drips or stuck paper. Thanks to the little nail "feet," she was able to paint the whole chair in one round without waiting for one side to dry.

I have a bunch of old wooden picture frames I've been waiting to spray paint and can't wait to use this idea to make my life a whole lot easier!

Benita also shared a smart tip for resting your paint brush in paint thinner in between coats. Head over the Chez Larsson: Painting Trick & Tip to see her other tip. If you've never visited Chez Larsson, be sure to stick around Benita's blog a bit to find some of her wonderful DIY and organizing tips that take place in her 1930s home in Sweden.

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(Images: Chez Larsson)

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