Tips #1 is to make a recycled paint container out of an apple juice container. This way you can have some paint that you can carry with you around the room without making a mess. I am sure you could use any plastic container. I just cut open the container with kitchen scissors.
The second paining trick is to use a kitchen butter knife when you don’t have a paint can opener on hand. Just go around the can. This may bend the knife a little so don’t use really good knifes. Or maybe you should use your good knifes because they don’t bend as easily.
I will keep you updated on my painting progress. Do you have any painting tips to share?