I don’t know about you, but with three little kids at home, and a house that needs to be painted, my only chance to paint is during my two hours per day of naptime.
If you’re a naptime painter like me, then your time is limited. Some days, I feel like the minute I get all of the paint and supplies out, it’s time to wash out brushes and rollers because someone has pooped their pants or has decided that naptime is OVER. It’s such a drag to wash out brushes and rollers when I know I’m going to be using them every naptime for the next week.
Here’s a great tip for not having to wash your brushes and rollers between painting periods.
First, wrap them in saran wrap.
Then wrap them in tin foil.
THEN – put them in the fridge.
When you’re ready to paint again, just unwrap and you’re good to go. Your brush and roller will still be wet.
If I know it’s going to take me a week to paint a room, then this is the method I use to save time and energy on cleaning brushes.
And, in case you were wondering, this is the face Even Steven makes when I forget that I have paintbrushes in the fridge and leave them there for weeks at a time:
But no worries because even after weeks in the fridge, the brushes and rollers are still good to go. And Even Steven’s face goes back to normal eventually too.