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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 trickCrédit: TIC Tac
It may sound bizarre but it's certainly a time saver

It may sound bizarre but it’s certainly a time saverCrédit: TIC Tac

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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Puis, 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, comme on a plaisanté: “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.

Tandis qu'on écrivait: “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 lookCrédit: TIC Tac
Begin by making sure your banisters are smooth and prepped for paint

Begin by making sure your banisters are smooth and prepped for paintCrédit: TIC Tac
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 potCrédit: TIC Tac
The sock method in action

The sock method in actionCrédit: TIC Tac
The entire process is done in 5 pas

The entire process is done in 5 pasCrédit: TIC Tac

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