When I get done painting something, I want the whole process to be done. I want to be able to just stand back and admire my work. You do have to wash out your brush if you ever want to be able to use it again, but you DON'T have to wash out your tray!
I read somewhere that a great way to keep the paint tray from getting messy is to wrap it in foil. Well, I guess I must be a messy person, because that didn't work for me. Plus, foil is too expensive to waste on something like that.
After that failed, I tried using plastic bags, and they work like a charm! Even though I use primarily recyclable grocery bags, I still end up with a lot of plastic bags. I use two per tray each time I paint. The first one goes on over the top, and the second goes on over the bottom. I wrap the handles around the feet on the bottom of the tray to keep it from moving too much. I just let the whole thing air dry, and then I toss the bags with the foam roller inside.
The rest of our week in pictures:
|We finally had enough produce from our garden to make something! I made salsa and saved the juice from the veggies for vegetable broth. Don't you love those labels?! I found them here.|
|Marshall made a new friend! He found this teeny tiny softshell turtle. People joke about how slow turtles are, but this one was a speed demon!|
|BREAKFAST: It's what's for dinner. That is, if you haven't lost your appetite. Do you have "Hoedown" from Rodeo stuck in your head now? You're welcome. :)|
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