If you've ever had to paint in narrow quarters, you know it can be difficult to get a paintbrush in between a wall that needs paint and furniture or another appliance that can't be moved. For example, painting the wall around or behind a toilet without removing the entire thing can be a pain. The folks at Apartment Therapy have a fix: plastic wrap.
Simply wrap a little plastic wrap around the back of the toilet bowl, standing vanity, or any other installed item that can't be easily removed when you need to paint behind it. When you do work your paintbrush back between the wall and the furniture, you can freely paint the wall knowing that any contact you make with the other side of the brush will touch the plastic wrap, and not, for example, the back of your toilet. Some of the comments at Apartment Therapy note that using a garbage bag will give you the same effect if you can get one over the top and down the back of the furniture.
Do you have any special tips for painting in narrow spaces? Share them in the comments below.
Use Plastic Wrap to Help Paint Tricky Places [Apartment Therapy]