Fast Tip: Prevent Paintbrush Drips
Worried about getting messy paint drops all over yourself while you're touching up a repair job on the ceiling? Try this trick.
Cut a slot in the middle of a plastic lid. The kind of plastic lid that comes on coffee cans is the perfect size for most paintbrushes. Insert the handle of your paintbrush through the lid so that the lid is on the narrow part of the handle just above your hand. The lid will catch any paint drips. Even with this shield, always be careful not to put too much paint on your brush when you are painting overhead.