11 Little-Known Painting Hacks from Our Expert Field Editors

 

Preserve a Brush With a Glove

Preserve a Brush With a Glove

I like to wear disposable nitrile gloves when I’m painting. They not only keep my hands clean but also keep my brush from drying out whenever I take a break. I simply grab the bristles with my gloved hand and then pull the glove over the wet bristles. A twist tie around the handle keeps the air out. — Ned Webb

 

A Push Broom Handle Reaches New Heights

A Push Broom Handle Reaches New Heights

You can spend $10 to $70 on an adjustable extension pole for rolling paint in high places. But if adjustability isn’t important or you just want to save a few bucks, try a push broom handle. Most fit perfectly on a paint roller. — Dave Moran. Long handles are also great for yard tools. Check out these 23 yard tool hacks.

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