collection of useful painting tools under ten dollars
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Useful Tools for Under $10

Use 'em once and you'll wonder how you ever got along without 'em.

5-in-1 tool
Scrapes paint off roller covers and old caulk out of joints. Doubles as a putty knife. About $9; Hyde Tools

No-Bleed Tape
Grab green tape, rather than your blue standby, to stop paint from seeping underneath. About $6; FrogTape

Paint-Can Key
Give your screwdriver a rest and open lids with the tool designed for the task. The key won't bend the lid's lip, so the can reseals easier. About $1; hardware stores
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