I’d like to thank Lynette from Shabby Chic Houzz today for sending in and sharing her Quick-Tip!
[box] Hi Denise!
Lynette from Shabby-Chic-Houzz here! Absolutely love your quick tip Tuesday!
I collect all kinds of containers and jars for my projects! I also make a lot of my own chalk paint, so I mix up what I need and when I am done, I simply toss it. No mess, no clean-up no fuss!
I also always have a glass jar with water sitting around. I put my brush in there when not in use. So doing, it does not harden and cleans up beautifully! Obviously not for weeks on end – although I have done that and they were just fine!
I learnt this from an artist I painted with – her rule was a bucket of water for brushes is almost more important than the paint! I did faux finishing with her…[/box]
Great tip Lynette!
So what do you store your paints and brushes in? Feel free to leave me a comment below!
Also, you can catch last weeks Q-T-T here. And if YOU have any ideas or tips you would like to share on the SI Quick-Tip-Tuesday-Series, feel free to send me an email.
And remember, do something special for yourself today!
Maria Hudson says
Denise, I have spent HOURS reading info on your blog and FB page. I just want to say THANK YOU so much for being so willing to share your knowledge with others. There are so many people out there that are afraid to share their tips and tricks for fear of competition, I suppose and you are here answering questions and helping us all so freely. You do beautiful work too, by the way. Thank you again!!!
Thank you Maria! I love sharing ideas and YOU guys inspire me! x
Kim O. says
One of my favorite things to use while painting is an old, clean styrofoam meat tray. Phone rings, need to put your brush down, need to climb a ladder, need to rest the brush…perfect! After every project, I toss it. Some people may think it’s really gross, obviously I don’t use trays that are super gross…most are not, and I wash them with soap and water. Can’t paint without one! use all my other containers for the such as well, why not! Glad to see I’m not the only one to put hardware in an old sour cram container:)
lol… your definitely not the only one Kim! And I never would have thought of Styrofoam trays! When Lynette emailed me her quick-tip, I was quick to respond because I do the exact same thing. My hardware always goes into a yogurt or margarine container and I have a wonderful neighbor who drops off his Folgers Coffee containers. They are super for storing my custom mixed Chalk/Mineral Paints. 🙂