1. Cover the paint tray with foil to make it easier to clean
Cleaning paint rollers can be tricky; therefore, most of us buy disposable protectors or plastic trays. But that is expensive and bad for the environment. Simply covering a paint tray with aluminium foil can work just as well. You only have to press the foil into the container. Your nails can puncture the foil, therefore only use your fingertips and palms. Fold the foil over the edges of the tray and tuck it into place. Pour the paint in, and prepare the roller for use as usual. When you are finished, pour the excess paint back into the can, remove the protective film and discard it correctly. This will save you money in the long run as you don’t have to buy a new plastic paint tray every time.