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Monday, June 1, 2009

An Unusual, Time-Saving Painting-Prep Tool

How was your weekend? We had some friends over for dinner on Friday night, did some house projects and gardening, and I helped a client organize her bedroom, which I'll tell you about later this week. One of the house projects we did:

On Saturday I decided to touch up the red railing on the steps up to our front door. But first I needed to protect the cement steps. There is still a red dot of paint on a step from the last time I painted the railing - hmph!.

It took FOREVER to cover the steps last time - taping down newspaper. But this time, I decided to try Glad Press and Seal. I use it on our craft table for easy clean up and to protect the table. Why not try it on the steps?

I cut off strips in appropriate sizes. It was flexible enough to wrap around the footings at the bottoms of the posts. It took a fraction of the time as it did last time! I placed rocks on top of the wrap to protect it from gusts. Fabulous! My husband volunteered to do the sanding, so we finished the job in no time!

We still need to do some additional coats, so we left the wrap on the steps and it has stayed in tact so far.

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