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#1 Nato77 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 12:53 PM

I don't know if anyone has put this on here already, but here is a little trick to help not make a big mess when pouring paint from a can.

 

A guy showed me Years ago a way to keep more paint in the can verses all over the place (table, hands, sides of the can).

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  When you open a new (or old) can of paint its pretty full. To keep things a little neater I just take the lid off and take a small punch (sharp nail or screw works too) to make a bunch of holes in the lowest part of the top of the can.

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Then take some 2" masking tape and put around the top edge of the can. Next put another piece of tape onto the first one.

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When you pour the paint out of the can you can see it doesn't run down the side of the can.

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Then set the can back down to let the paint run through the holes you put in the top of the paint can. As you see no paint on the side of the can. When you put the lid back on the holes also help to keep paint from pushing out between the lid and the can.

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Hope this helps you not make a mess. It sure has helped me.


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 01:17 PM

Thanks, I had not seen that before, great paint tip !!


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 01:30 PM

I was just thinking, you might have to add one for row of tape for the gallon cans. I usaully don't have to, but if you just need a small amount out of the can 3 rows would work the best.



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Posted February 15, 2013 - 01:37 PM

I also had not heard about this trick.  Thanks for sharing this with us.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Some places sell a plastic lip that clips onto the can to help.


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 02:02 PM

Some places sell a plastic lip that clips onto the can to help.

I've seen them before. I figure its cheaper buying a roll of tape (which lasts me about a year). No clean up with tape either.


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 02:12 PM

  I've had the plastic lips for several yrs and love them. Works on gallon or quart cans.

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 03:03 PM

If you get POR-15 paint in that groove and then put the lid back on it will never open again.  Dried POR is stronger than the steel of the can!  :(


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 03:07 PM

easy and clever, thanx for sharing


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 03:12 PM

I did pick up a tip on TV last night. If masking tape gets old and stiff and rips when you try to unroll it, put it in the microwave for 15 seconds. It softens up the glue. I have not tried it yet, but it sounds good


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 03:13 PM

If you get POR-15 paint in that groove and then put the lid back on it will never open again.  Dried POR is stronger than the steel of the can!  :(

I never used POR-15. Didn't like that it got so hard and I can't remember if that was the stuff that would fade in the sun (low UV protection) or not. My paint reps are always trying to get me to use other products, but I like what I'll using now so why change. Do alot of semi frames which up here last about 4-5 years. The blasting guy hates it when the paint don't come off.


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Posted February 15, 2013 - 04:44 PM

I'm going to show my ignorance or senility: What is POR-15?



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Posted February 15, 2013 - 04:49 PM

Here's their site  I.ve had very good luck it

http://www.por15.com/



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Posted February 15, 2013 - 06:32 PM

What!! The mess on the side of the can is good! It helps label what color's in the can!

 

No, seriously, that's a great tip I will be using in a few days.  I wish I could double thank your post... can we do that, Kenny??

 

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