Storing Paint Cans
No more crusty rims after learn this tip on how to store paint
Use a can of latex or oil paint once and the rim invariably get coated with dried, crusty paint. This solution is unusual and counterintuitive, but it really works.
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How to Store Paint: Keep rims clean
We’ve covered paint can storage tips a hundred times before. But this tip comes to us from a house painter with thousands of paint jobs under his belt. Rather than spending time trying to sop all the paint out of the rim, he punches four small holes in the valleys and lets it drain as shown. Then he stores the cans upside down. He swears it works like a charm.
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Required Tools for this how to store paint project
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Required Materials for this how to store paint project
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