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The room is all set up, furniture cleared out, dust sheets on the floor and walls prepped. You’ve got your painting jumper on and your brand new paint is ready and waiting. You go rummaging in the garage or the loft for the paintbrushes only to find they’re stiff and splayed out – not to mention half covered in paint from your last project… however long ago that was!
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Unless you’re trying to create a quirky piece of modern art, the brushes are ruined and unusable. Back out to the shops it is!
Well, you might not be able to save the old ones, but there are some really quick and easy ways to keep your new painting tools looking brilliant for longer and save you the hassle next time around. A little bit of TLC can go a long way to making life so much easier.
Protect your paintbrushes
To clean your paintbrushes, scrape the bristles against the can so any leftover paint goes in then wipe off the rest with a cloth. This will make it much easier to wash the paint out.
If you’ve used solvent-based paint, pop the paintbrush into a jar of white spirit (or clean spirit which is much kinder to the environment).
If you’ve used water-based paint, just use warm water with a squirt of washing up liquid.
Fan the brush out against the bottom of the jar so the liquid goes between the bristles. Rinse out under a running tap then dry with a cloth and store in an old jar, bristle end up.
Top tip: Slip an elastic band around the bristles to stop them splaying out.
Re-use your rollers and trays
Start by pouring leftover paint from your roller tray back into the tin. Run the tap over the tray to get rid of what’s left. A scourer or a brush is all you need to finish off, then rinse dry and put away.
When you’ve finished using your roller, give it a few extra rolls on a bit of old board to rub off as much paint as you can. Then pop it under a running tap and give the sleeve a good squeeze.
Finally, rinse the sleeve by working it up and down in a sink of cold water. Don’t forget to do the frame too! When it’s clean, it’s time for a spin dry. Slot the sleeve back on and give it a twirl to get rid of the last drops of water
Top tip: If you’re using the same paint again tomorrow, don’t bother cleaning your brush at all. Just wrap the bristles in cling film and stand it upright. You can also stop your roller and tray from drying out by tying it up inside a plastic bag.
Well done! You’ve given yourself a head start next time you use your painting tools, so now go and put your feet up!
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Redecorating? We’ve got a huge range of different colours and paints to suit you, your home and most importantly, your family. If you’ve got kids with sticky fingers, we’ve got easily wipeable, durable paint. We’ve even got paint that’ll survive steamy shower rooms and those that’ll take the heat in the kitchen. If you’re wanting to make a big statement then there’s, well, ‘Statement’ and if you’re in a hurry, we can help with that, too.
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From left:Wilko quick dry blackboard paint (500ml) – £6.00; Wilko quick dry floor paint in Black, Granite, and Norfolk Sands (750ml) – £13 from a selection here; Wilko Easy White Matt Emulsion (2.5l) – £12.00
Wilko Easy White goes on pink and dries white so you never miss a spot!
Our durable paint is the perfect paint for busy families and pet owners. It’s 10x tougher than standard matt emulsion, scuff-resistant and washable, which makes it great for hallways.
From left: Wilko durable matt emulsion in Bumble Bee,Plum Berry, Ahoy,Raspberry Meld and Pastel Green – was £15 now £12 from a selection here.
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Refresh your bathroom with our specially designed bathroom paint which dries in just 2 to 4 hours. It’s moisture resistant and easy to clean which makes it just the thing for family bathrooms.
From left: Wilko bathroom paint in Pure Brilliant White (2.5l) – £12 and Cool Water, Cosy Grey and Zesty (2.5l) – £15 each, from a selection here.
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Give the heart of your home a new lease of life with our grease-resistant and washable kitchen paint. It’s ideal for busy kitchen, can be wiped clean and dries in just 2 to 4 hours.
From left: Wilko kitchen paint in Tinsel Town, Biscuit Crunch, Sage and Sunshine Yellow (2.5l) – £15 each, from a selection here.
Make a statement
Our statement paint is great for creating feature walls and is an easy way to give your room a quick makeover.
From left: Wilko Statement paint in Copper Pipe – £12, Urban Jungle,Retro Ochre and Deeply Plum (all 1.25l) –£9.00 each
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This luxuriously rich and creamy paint offers superior coverage which is perfect for hiding surface flaws and imperfections.
From left: Wilko Best paint in Canterbury Duck Egg, Blotting Paper, Elegant Rose and Birch White (2.5l) – £15 each
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