My next painting tip is to elevate your work surface. I have painting pyramids and bench cookies. They’re both good for different applications.
Paint pyramids have a small point so theoretically you can paint one side of something then lay the painted side down and paint the other side. The small point on the painted side can easily be touched up after the paint is all dry. I generally paint the back of doors for this option. My issue with these is they are light weight and tip over easily. They work best if you are spraying your paint, rolling or brushing can be too much pressure and cause one or more of these light pyramids to tip over causing part of your work piece to fall onto the table. I don’t use them often but they have their place.
Another tool I use that elevates the work surface is bench cookies from Rockler. They are like hockey pucks with grippy rubber on both sides so they stay in place and keep your work piece in place. I use mine when I’m sanding too because they keep my workpiece from sliding around without needing to clamp it down.
Whatever you use, elevating your work surface allows you to use a roller on the sides or your project and keeps some of the paint off the work table.
These little cone attachments for the bench cookies give you the best of both worlds. I need to get some!
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