An avid decorator shared her top tip for painting furniture in your home — and all you need is a weird sock.
Marley, who describes herself as a “DIY home decorator,” said she’s relied on the handy trick for the last few years, explaining why a simple brush couldn’t achieve the same flawless finish.
And the best part about the social media user’s nifty trick is that it not only saves time but also keeps your hands clean throughout and saves you from having to spend hours scrubbing paint off your fingernails afterwards.
In a new video, Marley reveals her rather unconventional painting technique and the places she uses it without it.
She explained, “So the sock method is a painting method that I’ve been using for a number of years.”
Marley then said she discovered it after watching a fellow painter use the wardrobe essential, and that it has since been sold.
She continued, “I didn’t invent this, but it works super well.”
Marley then detailed exactly how it’s done, continuing, “Basically, you just take a disposable glove, slip it over your hand, and then slip a clean sock over it.”
Marley went on to stress the importance of it “having to be clean,” then sharedpart of the painting process.
In the video posted on her TikTok account @marley.makes.thingsthe influencer said, “And then you just dip your sock in the paint and then rub it over your surface.”
As Marley spoke, footage played in the background of her performing this exact technique as she demonstrated covering the sock in dark green paint and applying it to an oak-colored wooden table.
Since it went seamlessly onto the furniture with minimal effort, Marley continued, “It works really well to get a very smooth finish with no brush marks.”
The interior designer went on to explain that while she used the technique primarily on the furniture in her home, she also helped transform her staircase and railings.
She told her 526.8k followers: “I usually use it to paint furniture.
“But I’ve also used it to paint my railings, which I highly recommend because it gets in and out of all the little cracks and doesn’t show brushstrokes.”
She then showed the end result and how the black shade had completely covered the previously gray wooden railings.
But not only Marley interferes in the action, because others have been raving about the sophisticated technology for several months.
Plenty of other social media users also pitched in, explaining why they skipped a roller or brush in favor of the simple sock.
One person who also decided to paint their stairs using this method defended it to critics, writing, “It takes forever to paint a banister. So a sock is 20 times faster.”
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