Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for July 25, 2021

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    wjones  3 months ago

    Janis has been through this before.

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    alasko  3 months ago

    This strip was like watching paint dry.

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    Da'Dad  3 months ago

    On this I wholly agree with Janis. I do not enjoy painting and would much rather leave it to either professionals or to someone so inclined. She who must be obeyed has no such inclinations but does consider it unmanly for me to affect the same attitude. I only compromise when it comes to spray paint. If it can be put on the picnic table then I will have at it.

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    GabryelFrost  3 months ago

    Just had a qoute from “professionals” to paint a 400 sq feet apatment. They asked for something like a monthly salary! So DIY was back on…

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    admiree2  3 months ago

    Been there, tried to do that.

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    David Huie Green-Life is good  3 months ago

    Use once, toss.

    Not favored environmentally, but trying to save to reuse would involve much time, effort, storage space if done for all things..

    My uncle brought disposable plates to Grandma Huie’s house when he visited. He wanted to save her the effort of washing all the dishes they would get dirty.

    Grandma washed the disposable plates. Since they had three sections, she effectively did three times the work of using her regular plates.

    Uncle Pat’s heart was in the right place and he realized he should never bring disposables again. (Not that he needed to. She kept reusing those he brought that first time She didn’t mind washing dishes.)

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    And yet she did not retrieve the liner and roller to clean them up! Who’s the fool?

    Trivia question time. Why is there a half circle cut out in the blade of a painter’s multi-tool

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 3 months ago

    But a pait really “easy clean-up with soap and water” will dure nothing.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 3 months ago

    The amount of water needed is wasteful in itself. But if I am going to a lot of painting, I do clean the brushes, trays and rollers.

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    donut reply  3 months ago

    Wife likes to buy the expensive paint brushes. I like the cheap. If the cheap doesn’t clean up, oh well.

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    david_42  3 months ago

    I’ll clean paint brushes, but rollers are a waste of time and water.

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    Michael G.  3 months ago

    “Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, prepare to die.” – Klingon folk wisdom, cited by Lt. Cmdr. Worf

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member 3 months ago

    On top of wasting water, washing out rollers and brushes adds to the problem of micro-plastic balls in our world. Latex paint is “plastic”, the paint that goes down your sink harms the environment (and messes up your waste-water systems). I put my used paintbrush and roller into plastic bags just a little larger than they are then smooth the air out, they stay re-usable for up to a month.

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    Looneytunes65  3 months ago

    There’s ways to do this. Put a liner in your paint tray. Wash your brushes.

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    phil  3 months ago

    Waste not want not!

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    donwestonmysteries  3 months ago

    Gloves? I never thought of that.

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    RadioDial Premium Member 3 months ago

    Appears there was just some recent painting activity in the Johnson household.

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    BC in NC Premium Member 3 months ago

    Painting to me is the easy part. But all the prep work – ugh! Our house also has the devil’s material – popcorn ceilings. Room by room, space by space I have l already and will continue to get rid of them.

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    christelisbetty  3 months ago

    22 years ago when my late Husband And I moved to our house, he was already wheelchair bound. I did all the painting., all the landscaping, myself. Now I can’t even get up on a ladder.

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    CurtLyon  3 months ago

    many paint cans say they are easy clean but boy, its not easy unless you start knowing your hands, brush etc are just as she shows, easier to just throw away (ok, not your hands) how this got on to wallpaper (who does that anymore in the U.S.) is odd, to me

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    2001conv  3 months ago

    3M roller cleans up great.

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    jrgtr42  3 months ago

    she ain’t wrong. But then there’s my dad who will use and reuse those things for years, even when they’re falling apart – the roller leaves more fuzz on the wall than paint, and you can peel dried layers out of the liner a half-inch thick.

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    Catmom  3 months ago

    I’m not crazy about painting, but I can handle large flat surfaces. What I really hate is taping off, trim. And CEILINGS!!!

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    dv1093  3 months ago

    Funny I just said this in another strip: Easiest clean-up is to slip the paint tray into a garbage bag before adding the paint. When done, just toss the bag. Bam

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    flagmichael  3 months ago

    I use the Wagner Paintstick for any large jobs… it is too much trouble to clean for small jobs but will do a room in half the time. Suck up a pint or so of paint into the handle and apply it in 15 minutes or so. Ceilings can lead to dripping, though.

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