5. Put your paintbrush in the fridge
If your life is anything like mine, then painting happens in about five-minute increments over the course of a week or so. It seems that as soon as you get your rhythm and start making progress one of you kids needs a snack, or a drink, help going potty, or a full on brawl breaks out over a pencil or a rubber band or something else completely ridiculous. When this happens you have a few options, you can wash out your brush and help your kids, ignore your kids and hope that yelling orders/threats will suffice, or put your brush down and hope you get back before it dries out. That is how painting worked at my house until I was reminded about a trick I used to do… put your brush in a ziplock bag and put it in the fridge. You can put it in there for up to a week and it will be perfectly usable. This saves SO much time (and paint). You can also use this trick with rollers, just wrap then in saran wrap or put them in a grocery bag with a rubber band around the handle.