Check it before you wreck it
We could argue that paint is basically makeup for a house. Like makeup, you need certain combinations of products to make the finished result outstanding. SO how can you tell if you have oil-based or latex paint in your home?
You’ll have to check what sort you have already in your home. Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe your wall with it. If the paint comes away on the cotton, it is latex paint; otherwise, it is oil-based.
Wrap it up
You know what plastic wrap can do? Solve 90 percent of our daily problems. Well, that’s an exaggeration, but we’re sure if we try hard enough, we can get to a good dozen or more. It’s a very versatile household item.
Plastic wrap is a very cheap, very convenient way to protect anything you don’t want to be painted over. It clings to the object without taking up extra space. And once you’re done, it’s effortless to dispose of as well.
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