Three Ways to Avoid Dripping Paint and Paint-Filled Can Rims

No matter how careful you are when you pour paint out of a can, you probably are almost always left with drips on the outside and paint filling the rim. But it really doesn't have to be this way. Ron found three replacement lids with built in spouts that eliminate the mess.

The first type of lid snaps into the groove on the can rim and has a removable inner cover and open pouring spout. This lid pours freely and allows unwanted paint to flow back into the can although the spout does require a bit of wiping. This lid also features a handy built in brush holder, which consists of two small magnets that grip the steel ferrule.

The second lid fits on the outside of the can and features a molded spout with a screw off cap and an air vent. The vent makes for smooth, even pouring and the spout design leaves almost no cleanup.

And finally, a metal lid replaces one that comes with the paint and has a built in collapsible spout that pops up with a plug on the cap ring. Because this lid has no air vent, pouring tends to be a little less even, producing a gulping action, but leaves almost no clean-up. When you're finished with the paint, simply screw the cap back onto the nozzle and then push the whole spout back down into the lid. The great thing about this design is that it allows you to stack one can on top of another.

If you're tired of dealing with paint mess and you want to keep your leftover paint in good condition, then you might want to consider one of these pouring lids.

Ron Hazelton Headshot

Have your project done by a local, qualified professional.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE QUOTE

Not everyone is in a position to do a project themselves. That's why I've partnered with HomeAdvisor.com to provide you with free quotes from qualified local professionals.

comments

Blog Articles

April 14, 2021

Foam Tiles Offer a Beautiful Way to Cover Up Out of Style Popcorn Ceilings

Outdated popcorn ceilings can be easily hidden beneath decorative foam ceiling tiles.

March 15, 2021

Refinish Your Cabinets - No Stripping!

If the kitchen is the most-used room in the house, then you can probably say that the kitchen cabinet is the most-used thing in that room. With time and repeated cleanings, they can end up looking pretty shabby. Here is an easy way to refinish your cabinets. 

March 15, 2021

Create Slide Out Shelves

Ready to organize your kitchen? Install sliding-shelf kits that you purchase, cut to size, and install in your kitchen cabinets for extra storage and easy access to items at the back. The kits join with dove-tailed sides and a tray bottom that is secured with screws.


Recent Articles