Quick Tip: Avoiding Paint Spills and Splatters

Here's a no-mess painting tip to help you minimize accidents during the course of your next painting project.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 11:27 AM

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Make neater work of your next touch-up project. Applying paint from a quart can will get messy, especially if you’re moving around a lot. Put the can in a larger bucket with a handle. Any spills or drips will fall into the bucket, and you’ll be able to set it down anywhere or take it up a ladder without worrying about the mess.

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