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Professional Tips and Tricks

In my 40 years as a house painter and contractor, I've gathered many tips and practices that are now part of my every day routine. Some of these tips simply make my work faster or more efficient. Other tips help produce higher quality results.

I'm certain that homeowners painting their own dwellings will benefit from these suggestions. Less-experienced contractors may also find my suggestions helpful, so over the coming days and weeks I hope to provide this information freely via my Twitter feed.

Why am I sharing this hard-earned experience? It's my belief that generosity of knowledge and practice brings benefits to the giver and the recipient. I hope you'll call on me the next time you require a professional house painter.

You can access previous tips and keep up-to-date by "following" me on Twitter.

Tip:

Masking tape tip #9: Masking tape goes "stale" with time. The adhesive dries out, making the performance of the tape undependable. Masking tape can go stale on a store's shelf, which is why you should buy tape from a paint store where there is a constant turnover of stock. Stale masking tape can be used for some other things—labelling your sock drawer, for instance—but not for painting.

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