I’m a decorator – gadget that everyone has in the kitchen is the secret to not wasting paint and getting cleaner finish

A DECORATOR showed how a common kitchen utensil can help you stop wasting paint and achieve a cleaner finish.

Home improvement enthusiasts from The Window Resorters often share their best home improvement tips with their 900 followers on TikTok.

Window restorers shared a tip for not wasting paint


Window restorers shared a tip for not wasting paint

In a recent video, they show how using a kitchen strainer to sift your paint can prevent bits of sediment from sticking to the surface you’re painting.

They show how simply pouring the paint into a bucket through a sieve can remove unwanted residue from the can.

In the video’s caption, The Window Restorers said: “That’s why we stress our paint before each use.

“A cheap trick is to buy a screen from your local supermarket for around £1, or alternatively buy a screen bag from a paint store.

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“The amount of unwanted bits you collect is immense.

“Whether it’s an old can or even a brand new one, you need to strain them before painting to avoid getting annoying bits on your surface.”

You can buy a colander for as little as £1 from retailers like Ikea and The Range.

Alternatively, you can purchase a pack of eight paint strainer bags from Toolstation.

Remember that when you order online you have to calculate possible shipping costs.

How can I decorate my home on a budget?

Decorating your home can be a costly task, but there are great ways to update your home without spending a lot of money.

Replacing kitchen tiles can cost a small fortune, but you can refresh your current ones by re-grouting them.

You can get anti-mold and waterproof grout online at Amazon for around £8.

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If your bathroom is looking a bit tired, simply replacing a toilet seat with a sleek, modern design can improve the look of the bathroom.

You can pick them up on eBay for £7, while similar versions are £12.95 at Victorian Plumbing.

If you have a smaller living room, a mirror on either side of the wall will magically make it appear larger.

Aldi is currently selling a large black metal mirror for £59.99, or you can get a slimmer full-length mirror from Dunelm for £12.

Of course it always pays to look for the best deals as you might find something cheaper elsewhere.

Small updates can also make a big difference – changing light and socket covers from white plastic to metal can do wonders.

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