For a small paint job that calls for a small roller, I just use a shoe box top as my paint tray! It’s lightweight and I can hold it in one hand as I roll; plus it’s sturdy enough to hold the paint! When I’m done I just toss it out—there’s no messy tray to clean up. — Steve Ference
We decided to take Steve’s handy hint a step further and create a reusable paint touch-up kit with a shoe box. Inside the box, you can keep a small roller and roller cover, paintbrush, gloves, paint can opener, stir stick and anything else that you may need for quick touch-up jobs. Then before using the shoe box lid as a roller tray, as Steve suggests, first cover it with saran wrap, so you can reuse it time and time again!