Use Vaseline for Painting Around Moulding

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Painting the inside door moulding around the hinges is a job I've never relished because it's picky work. I always ended up getting paint on the hinges no matter how careful I was. It looked awful and needed scraping off when the paint was dry. My most recent paint job throughout the entire house has been so much easier, thanks to simple Vaseline.


With a Q-tip, I smeared the hinge bracket full of Vaseline and painted away without worrying about getting paint where it didn't belong. When the paint was dry, I cleaned the hinge bracket with a paper towel and I had a hinge that looked brand new again.

I'm thinking that this would work well when I do the window frames. No more taping and no more scraping paint off the glass.

Sorry, I haven't got a picture available. We've just moved and I haven't found the camera yet. But I'm sure you can appreciate what I'm talking about, we've all been there.

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December 28, 20150 found this helpful

You are right. Small framed windows are a "pane" to paint. Just put some on the glass edge and you are done.
If you have the time next time, take the hinges off for a flawless look. I can't tell you how many times I have moved into a freshly painted kitchen just to open the cupboard door and have layers of paint crack and don't even get me started on light and switch plates.

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