The Insider Guide to DIY Painting (Professional Secrets Revealed)

painting guyNo matter if you have got to paint the exterior of your house or just a few walls, it’s never an easy job, and for a lot of people it is a very time consuming task.

Fortunately, we have just published “the insider guide to painting,” so you can discover all of the tips and tricks that professional painters use on a daily basis. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get straight into the guide…


One of the most closely guarded secrets of the painting trade is tinfoil. How is this? Well, if you’ve ever had a hard time when cleaning your paint tray at the end of a hard day, then you will soon be rushing out to buy all of the tinfoil you can lay your hands on.

This is because putting tinfoil into your tray before you pour out the paint is a great way to keep things extremely clean. Basically, all you need to do is remove the foil and throw it away when finished. In other words, never wash another paint tray ever again!

Painting wallpaper

If you are planning to paint wallpaper then make sure you buy paintable wallpaper as this makes the job 100x easier. Luckily, paintable wallpaper is now available in many different places, and you can get it very cheaply online.

Pour lid

Don’t you just hate it when you try to pour the paint into a tray and paint runs down the side of the can? The solution to this problem is to buy something called a pour lid, which can be easily fixed onto the top of a paint can and then it can be used time and time again without ever letting you down.

Cleaning paintbrushes

Ever noticed how paintbrushes are a real pain to get clean? Even if you leave them to sock in water overnight and then give them a good clean under the tap, there is still paint stuck within the bristles.

This is why you should use vinegar and hot water to clean paintbrushes. Use about half a cup of any kind of vinegar and half a cup of hot water and then leave the paintbrushes to soak for an hour. Then simply run the brushes under the tap and they will be super clean every single time and ready to be used again.


Hopefully these insider secrets for painting will make your next DIY project a lot easier. Good luck!