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    DIY fan shares genius tip to paint the banister (and all the fiddly bits) in minutes & all you need is an old glove

    PAINTING a flat surface – such as a wall or table – can be rather therapeutic, but when it comes to tricky corners and awkward angles, you’re bound to get fired up.

    But a DIY fan has shared her rather simple painting tip which makes sprucing up the banister a quick and easy task – and it will no doubt work on other tricky areas too.

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    Posting a video on TikTok, user Sweet Home Ketteringa shared the hack in action and revealed an old glove is the secret to perfectly primed and painted railings.

    A paintbrush won’t always allow you to get into small creases and crevasses, but your fingers are, surprisingly, the perfect tool.

    Katie first paints the railing with a regular paintbrush, but when it comes to the tricky posts, she pops on a glove and dips her hand in the tin of paint.

    Then she will rub her hand over each of the spindles covering them with a lick of grey paint – and it’s the perfect solution to your DIY woes.

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    The trick is to wear a latex glove under the old woollen glove. This way the paint wont seep through onto your hand

    Katie reckons this trick is super quick and easy and it doesn’t leave you with unpleasant brush strokes.

    TikTok users were seriously impressed and couldn’t believe they hadn’t seen the trick sooner .

    “So glad I’ve seen this today. I’ve been putting of painting my spindles for so long,” one user confessed.

    Another said: “Oh my god i spent a week paining mine. Mind officially blown.”

    Many others reckon it’s totally genius, and quite frankly, so do we.

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