Viral Video Shows Smart Trick To Get More Paint Out Of Paint Rollers

Have you ever embarked on a home reno that involved painting walls? Well, if you have, I wonder if you were frugal with your paint or if you just wasted a bunch of it?

As it turns out, there is a simple painting technique that will ensure that you don't waste a single drop of paint. And it's so satisfying to watch too.

There is a video out there on TikTok (where else?) that recently went viral.

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It shows you how you can save a lot of paint by getting it off your paint roller. It's so simple yet totally mind-blowing if you do it correctly.

Okay, so as I said, this isn't exactly rocket science.

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All you need to do after you finish painting is use the painter's tool the proper way. You can use it to help you scrape the paint off of your paint roller.

The technique goes something like this.

You put the painter's tool on the top of your paintbrush and press down hard. Then you push on it while you go down the roller to scrape off the paint. Seriously, that's it. That's the whole trick.

Whoa! Isn't that's so cool?

Did you know about this? I didn't realize so much paint remains on the roller. If you just wash the roller after painting, you are wasting all this paint. Instead, with this trick, you just saved a bunch.

Now you can reuse the paint for another wall or pour it back in the can to use later.

How is it that I didn't even know about this trick? I don't feel so bad because many folks on TikTok were blown away by this discovery.

I honestly didn't even know there was a painter's tool to do this.

I just asked my fiancé about it, and indeed he said he uses it as part of his job. Wow, this is so handy. I love it.

Other people found watching this video on TikTok oddly satisfying.

I myself watched it about 10 times too, ha, ha! You know how they say, watching paint dry is boring? Well, this is the exact opposite of that. And it's so relaxing, too.

Speaking of satisfying, you must watch this video until the end.

Why? Because the subtle zoom will make you feel even more mesmerized, hee, hee. I don't know if the pictures do it justice. Maybe you need to see it to really know what I mean.

Did you know about this technique of removing paint from the paint roller?

Or is your mind as blown away as mine? Hee, hee! I don't know about you, but I'm kind of excited to be able to do this one day.