If you can never find a good place to put your brush down in between coats or when you’re taking a break from painting, try making yourself a pool noodle paint brush stand!
This little paint brush stand is the newest addition to my collection of clever painting tricks. 🙂 I’ve been using it in conjunction with the paint can on the cookie sheet trick and it has definitely taken me one step closer to ending painting frustration forever. There are so many messy and awkward things that can happen when you’re trying to tackle a big painting job so I definitely appreciate anything at all that helps make things go more smoothly.
So here’s my new trick!
How to Make a Paint Brush Stand From a Pool Noodle
First, start with any ol’ pool noodle. I had another dollar store pool noodle just like the one I used for my pool noodle under the couch trick, but any shape or size of pool noodle should be able to work just fine for this.
Cut off a chunk of your pool noodle, long enough to accommodate as many brushes as you normally use and allowing for a few inches of space in between each brush. A regular serrated knife is the best tool for this job.
Cut a slit down one side of the pool noodle from about the centre of the pool noodle out to the outer edge.
Use that slit to attach the pool noodle paint brush stand onto the edge of your cookie sheet like I did, or you can attach it to the edge of a plastic container to catch any drips. Something like a rectangular Tupperware-type container will work. You can fill the container with water too so that you can rinse your brush out if you need to.
Putting Your Brush Stand to Use
Cut several slits across the pool noodle about an inch deep into the foam. These will be where you secure your brushes in place on the stand, so make them a few inches apart.
When you need to put your brush down, instead of placing it on a piece of newspaper or somewhere else where it has the potential to get things stuck to it or make a mess, just place it in your new paint brush holder!
And that’s my new favourite little painting tip! Hopefully this will come in handy for you too during your next big painting project!
Do you have a different clever solution for a DIY brush stand that you use while painting?
Don’t forget to pin this idea on Pinterest so you have it for your next painting project!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.