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Repainting

If you already have a great picture arrangement, but you need to repaint the room, try inserting toothpicks into the nail holes and paint right over them. After the paint dries, simply remove the toothpicks and you are then ready to rehang.

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 6/22/2011 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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ATTN: Writers and Artists, don't forget your passions!

Take out that novel you've been writing on (or dreamed of writing), finish that song, painting or drawing you started 5, 10, 50 years ago. Set aside 10 minutes each day to promote genius! Begin today. Stop what you're doing right now, put on some decent clothes and go to the store to get a sketch pad/writers notebook/whatever. Come back here and then join a Spark Team that shares your passion. The joy is in the creating, so create! "Hold on to the dreams of thy youth!"

- Submitted by POBRECIIIITA 6/15/2011 in Everything Else | 3 Comments
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Keep your paintbrush ready

When you're painting, if you need to pause while a coat dries or you have to do something else, wrap your paint brush or roller in plastic (grocery sack, ziploc bag) and store it in the freezer. When you're ready to paint again, your brush or roller is ready for you!

- Submitted by JOEY331 4/2/2011 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Painting - Add 1-2 Drops of Pure Almond or Vanilla Extract to Avoid Paint Smell

Simply by adding 1-2 drops of pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract to a gallon of paint and stirring it up and using it will neutralize the nasty "fresh paint" smell. Also, it is such a small addition, it won't affect the color of the paint.

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 7/2/2010 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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Painting - Coat With Baby Oil First To Make Clean Up Easier

When painting, smooth a layer of baby oil on exposed skin before starting. This coating will make paint splatters easily removable after you're done--no scrubbing needed, it peels off effortlessly.

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 6/30/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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Painting is a workout!

Painting the interior of my house uses muscles I didn't even know I had.

- Submitted by PLUMBER430 6/11/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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