‘Perfectionist’ mum uses an old sock to paint all her window sills and skirting and raves it’s a complete game-changer

A MUM is raving about how effective a sock is to paint your house with – calling it a "game changer".

The woman revealed that despite being a perfectionist, she turned to an unusual tool to give her doors and skirting boards a refresh.

She claimed that putting a sock on your hand and using that to paint the wood was the most effective method – leaving no drips.

The crafty mum also said she managed to get her painting done a fraction of the time it usually took.

Sharing her unusual method on Facebook group DIY On A Budget, she said: “Who ever invented the sock and gloss method… I actually would snog you right now!!

“I'm a complete perfectionist and come from a family of painter decorators and I was so dubious but I've got an entire house to paint so tried it.

“I honestly hand on heart think it's a complete game changer.

“There's not one drip and the entire skirting boards/door/ windows took about half an hour to do.”

She added that she put a Marigold glove on under the sock to stop paint getting on her hands.

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And she confirmed it was “proper gloss” not satin, sharing a snap of the tin of Wilko non-drip gloss, costing £8.

Her unusual advice has gone down well online, with her post racking up more than 4,500 likes.

People vowed to give her way of painting a go, with one person saying: “Might give this a try.”

Another person added: “We were doing it all wrong.”

A third wrote: “Excellent! You have sold it to me now. I’m in the middle of decorating and I’m definitely going to do this.”

Meanwhile, this woman saved money on wallpaper by creating her own patterned wall using a sponge.

And these parents are raving about a 3D felt Christmas tree which they say keeps kids entertained for hours.

Plus this mum created an incredible star-shaped wreath – out of Poundland coat hangers.

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