I occasionally build a small widget (maybe a picture frame, shelf, box, etc). I find it quite annoying to paint such things. I usually stand the piece on some scrap blocks on top of a tarp. When I paint the first coat, seemingly no matter how hard I try, there will be "drips" that sneak around the edges onto the unpainted surfaces. Then when I come back to flip the piece and do the next coat, there are dried drips that are impossible to remove.
Is a trick to doing this? Or is it a "practice makes perfect" type of thing where I am doing it right just using too much paint or something like that?
Also, would a little spray booth be helpful? Would I just make a 5 sided box out of plywood and get one of those little $100 ryobi paint sprayers? Would that fix my issues? Or introduce a whole new set of issues