Free and Easy Paint Tray

Save an old gallon jug for your next painting project.

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Make a Paint Tray Out of an Empty Jug

For small paint jobs, I find that a 4-in. paint roller works great with an old gallon-size iced tea jug serving as a disposable roller tray. I just cut out part of the plastic to create a place to dip the roller. It even has a built-in carrying handle. When I’m done, I just throw the jug away. — Fred Thies

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