TikTok’s Genius Ceiling Paint Hack Is Ideal For Preventing Drips

TikTok's Genius Ceiling Paint Hack Is Ideal For Preventing Drips

TikTok’s Genius Ceiling Paint Hack Is Ideal For Preventing Drips

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Painting can be a messy ordeal, to say the least, especially if you don’t have any protective measures in place. Not only does the paint drip off the ceiling and onto you or the floor, but it can be a hassle to remove once it’s dry. However, one simple hack by @karlinsummer on TikTok could change all of this and help you to easily paint your ceiling.

All you need is a paint tray liner, which will help to catch any rogue paint drips and stop them right in their tracks, thus preventing any unnecessary markings on you or your floor — result! Now, painting should be a complete breeze and an easy task to complete while keeping clean.

Likewise, this hack will save you plenty of time on prep and is great if you’re on a budget. After all, you don’t want to be splurging cash on anything unnecessary to prevent any mess. So, how do you use it with your ceiling roller? All you’ll need to do is follow a few simple steps, and you should be on your way to completing that ceiling in no time.

Attach it to your roller


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To get the ball rolling, find yourself a plastic paint tray liner, some duct tape, and a small but sharp knife. Of course, you should always take extra precautions when working with a knife and make sure you stay safe. Now you have everything you need, you can focus on the hack. Simply insert your knife in the center of the plastic liner to create an opening, which you can do by slitting an X shape.

To test if it’s a suitable size, try pushing the bottom of your pole through the center a few times. Once it goes through, you can then secure it to the liner using duct tape by applying it underneath. You need to ensure that there’s enough so it stays in place and won’t fall off easily. Now, all that’s left to do is test it out for yourself. Even better, you can always use the same tray over and over again, which prevents you from producing any unnecessary waste.

As the paint tray liner covers a large surface area underneath your paint roller, it helps to catch any dripping paint as you work on your ceiling. Think of it like a net almost — except there are no holes. This makes the whole process much more streamlined when it comes to cleaning up after a paint job and helps to avoid paint drips using a roller. Now, you can get to work!

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