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Tuesday’s Tip #1 Using Vaseline to Save Your Hardware

Tuesday’s Tip #1 Using Vaseline to Save Your Hardware

Furniture, Tutorials
Every time I paint a piece of furniture I make a mental note to myself about some odd thing I learned either from trial and error or I ran into a problem and probably found the answer on one of your blogs! 
 I always promise myself I will share it (I usually even take pictures) but somehow it never makes the cut for the blog post…. So, I am starting Tuesday’s Tip in hopes to compile all those random tricks and tips that make painting a little easier!  
The best part is, if you have a tip or trick you have learned SEND it to me!  I would love to feature you on Tuesday’s Tip and hopefully we can all learn TOGETHER!!

My First Tip is Using Vaseline!
You may remember this little cabinet I posted last week.  See what look to be hinges on the front?  They are not actually functioning hinges and are nailed on their very very well.  I tried to get them off and realized soon enough I was going to ruin them if I continued to pull and tug.  I didn’t want to paint them the same color as the cabinet as I love the character they bring so….
I pulled out the vaseline.  I applied it every where I didn’t want the paint to stick.

As you can see the paint will not stick where the vaseline was placed.  After the paint dried, I used a wipe to rub the area I applied the vaseline.

TADA, I have beautiful paint free hinges!
If you have a tip you have used to make painting easier SEND IT OVER to [email protected]

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  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    July 31, 2013 at 11:47 am

    great tip! thanks for sharing!

  2. Crystal
    August 1, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Great tip!! I learned something new 🙂

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