The Excel Format Painter is a wonderful tool. To be able to copy all the formatting from one cell and apply it over other cells is a real time-saver. If you need to apply the copied format more than once though, then a simple double-click on the Format Painter command will enable you to paint till your heart’s content! Once done, click on the escape (esc) key.
So much easier than having to keep on reselecting the Format Painter command on the Home Ribbon. Just goes to show that it pays to read the screen tips from time to time. They actually have some very useful info!