I have been doing some intensive DIY over the last few weekends and I’ve managed to get hold of some cheap labour in the form of my dad, who spent most of his career up a ladder with a paintbrush in a natural history museum. Here are his tips for keeping paint and rollers fresh.
First, use foil to line your roller tray, this makes cleaning up super easy because you just fold it up at the end and don’t need to clean the tray.
If you need to leave it for a while, paint the rim of the tray with wet paint then cover it in cling film. The wet paint will seal the edge and stop air from drying out the paint and the roller.
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Photography & styling: Emma Scott-Child