Five Tips To Make Painting Your Walls Easier
News from Lifehacker Australia:

Dipping a roller in some paint and slapping it on a wall seems like such a simple task — and to an extent, it is. But there are a few tips and tools that do make the job quicker, easier, and result in far less paint in your hair.

Image from Libbie Grove Design

I’d painted dozens of rooms before I finally read an article on the proper way to apply paint, and I’ll be honest, I rolled my eyes at the idea of it. I typically bought cheap brushes, cheap paint, and didn’t much care for painting rooms, but it didn’t seem too difficult.

As it turns out, just because it seemed like a simple task, there were plenty of things that made the job easier that I wish I had known several houses ago. Here are a few of them.

Learn To Roll Paint Properly

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There’s an actual technique to this, and I found that when I had a system down like this, I got more consistent coverage (which meant fewer coats and touch-ups,) I also realised I hadn’t been loading my roller wit…………… continues on Lifehacker Australia

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Vandalized property owners make repairs in Mandan
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Mandan property owners who found their garages and buildings vandalized with graffiti over the weekend pushed to put the incidents behind them. Some spent the 80-degree temperatures Tuesday making repairs. Mandan Police received at least 18 complaints of silver paint being sprayed on buildings on the east side of town, northeast of Main Street.

Shirley Schaner, 77, first tried scrubbing the silver spray paint from the vinyl siding of her garage with chemicals she bought from an area box store, but success was limited. She and her husband, Vern, 79, had tried rubbing alcohol and paint remover to no avail. They had been working on removing the graffiti since Sunday. She shook her head as Vern switched to applying spray paint to cover it. The bill was mounting to at least $ 35 as they experimented. Vern said the silver stain still showed through despite his best efforts.

The Schaners have lived at the home on the 200 block of Second Street Northeast for eight years. About seven years ago, Vern Schaner replaced the siding with vinyl and has done other upgrades to the building since. Undeterred, he was attempting to brush over the the stain with an unused portion of canned paint before noon.

“I’m sure I was awake at the time. I wish I’d left the light on,” Vern said. “I hope they’re happy. If they had that much energy, they could do some work.”

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