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‘Perfectionist’ mum uses an old sock to paint all her window sills and skirting and raves it’s a complete game-changer

A MUM is raving about how effective a sock is to paint your house with – calling it a "game changer".

The woman revealed that despite being a perfectionist, she turned to an unusual tool to give her doors and skirting boards a refresh.

All you need to give your house a lick of paint is an old sock
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All you need to give your house a lick of paint is an old sockCredit: DIY on a budget official

She claimed that putting a sock on your hand and using that to paint the wood was the most effective method – leaving no drips.

The crafty mum also said she managed to get her painting done a fraction of the time it usually took.

Sharing her unusual method on Facebook group DIY On A Budget, she said: “Who ever invented the sock and gloss method… I actually would snog you right now!!

“I'm a complete perfectionist and come from a family of painter decorators and I was so dubious but I've got an entire house to paint so tried it.

She says it only took her around half an hour to get the job done
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She says it only took her around half an hour to get the job doneCredit: DIY on a budget official

“I honestly hand on heart think it's a complete game changer.

“There's not one drip and the entire skirting boards/door/ windows took about half an hour to do.”

She added that she put a Marigold glove on under the sock to stop paint getting on her hands.

She used an £8 tin of gloss paint from Wilkos
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She used an £8 tin of gloss paint from WilkosCredit: DIY on a budget official
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And she confirmed it was “proper gloss” not satin, sharing a snap of the tin of Wilko non-drip gloss, costing £8.

Her unusual advice has gone down well online, with her post racking up more than 4,500 likes.

People vowed to give her way of painting a go, with one person saying: “Might give this a try.”

Another person added: “We were doing it all wrong.”

A third wrote: “Excellent! You have sold it to me now. I’m in the middle of decorating and I’m definitely going to do this.”

People have thanked her for sharing the tip - and are going to try it themselves
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People have thanked her for sharing the tip - and are going to try it themselves

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