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WHEN it comes to painting all the nooks and crannies of your home, a roller or a brush sometimes just won’t cut it.

Thanks to this handy hack you don’t even need to pop to the shop to get the tool you need, it’s already in your drawers.

Before the sock trick

Before the sock trickالإئتمان: تيك توك
It may sound bizarre but it's certainly a time saver

It may sound bizarre but it’s certainly a time saverالإئتمان: تيك توك

Simply grab an old sock and get to work.

Begin by lightly sanding your banister or stairs hand rail using a block or sandpaper.

First put on a pair of protective gloves, rubber gloves will do.

These will stop the paint seeping through the sock on to your skin.

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ثم, on top of those, layer on a sock on top to cover your hand.

Pour your choice of paint into a tray so you don’t get any bits of sock into your tin paint.

Next dip your hand with the sock on into your paint and apply it to your stair rail or banister.

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The natural curve of your hand is perfect for reaching all the tiny parts and painting the tubular banisters quickly.

Apply a second coat with the same method once the first is dry.

Before you know it, your entire staircase is painted and all it needed was a sock.

Fans of the hack stormed the comments, as one joked: “Looks like the paint has been wiped on with a sock.

Many offered their own ideas as one said: “I use an old crisp packet and tarmac.

While one wrote: “I put mine on with the dog and Vaseline.

I used a barrister’s wig. Great coverage,” joked another silly commenter.

This commenter had a dangerous idea as they suggested: “I put mine on with a toaster, much easier.

While one asked: “Can I use the socks I wore to work today?”

It takes forever painting a bannister. A sock is x20 quicker. So there,” said a fan, defending the time saving hack.

The finished look

The finished lookالإئتمان: تيك توك
Begin by making sure your banisters are smooth and prepped for paint

Begin by making sure your banisters are smooth and prepped for paintالإئتمان: تيك توك
Pouring out the paint will also stop you getting your hand caught in the paint pot

Pouring out the paint will also stop you getting your hand caught in the paint potالإئتمان: تيك توك
The sock method in action

The sock method in actionالإئتمان: تيك توك
The entire process is done in 5 خطوات

The entire process is done in 5 خطواتالإئتمان: تيك توك

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