Monday, June 25, 2012

Painting for the Procrastinator

I can never seem to paint a wall from start to finish. I get bored or get pulled away to deal with the girls/work/house.....whatever seems in that moment more entertaining than painting. At the same time I hate wasting paint. The easiest and cheapest way to keep paint in the tray and usable until you are ready to get back to work is with plastic wrap.

Once you are done for the day simply cover the pan, roller and any other painting supplies with plastic wrap and make sure it goes around the sides. This picture is from paint that has been sitting for a day and it's still wet as you can see. I've forgot about paint for 2+ days and come back to it and it's just like it came out of the can.

Halfway done with priming the basement. Let's see how many days it takes me to finish. :)


  1. You have now enabled me :). I am usually a push through the project because I don't want to waste my roller or my paint. This is BRILLIANT. Now, I can join you in procrastinating :) Thanks for the tip!

  2. Very cool! Stopping by from the hop! happy to say hello from Plain City! happy to be an Ohio girl like you!

  3. Great post! Found you on this blog hop and am following you on bloglovin and you on facebook too! I'd love for you to come visit my blog sometime! Have a great day!


  4. Thanks so much for joining in the bloglovin blog hop. I'm a new follower. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to join in.

  5. FANTASTIC!! I have crazy shiny-object syndrome hahaha...thanks for the tip! I am PINNNNNNING IT!

  6. Great tip. I'm with ya on the not being able to finish a painting job in one sitting and will definitely be using plastic wrap in the future.

    Thanks so much for linking up with The ALOHA Friday HOP!! We so love having ya.


  7. That is an awesome idea for the roller and pan! I always stick the actual brush in a ziploc bag and in the fridge.

    1. That's a great idea too. I might have to try that some time. Not that I need any more ways to make procrastinating easier. :)

  8. I'm you're newest follower from Bloglovin. I can't wait to see the room when its finished! I bet it will be great!

    Jennifer@Decorated Chaos

  9. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Here's the link so you can check it out :)

    Have a great day!