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Old 07-03-2013, 06:25 AM
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what do you use to get paint out of the can

Just curious, what do you use to get paint from the can to a mixing cup. I've been using a 2 oz. dipper thing that I found in a weight gaining powder container. I don't like to pore it, gets all over everything. I've cleaned that dipper 4 dozen times with lacquer thinner, doesn't seem to hurt it.
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Mixing Mate 10-091 Quart Size Paint Can Lid - Amazon.com Mixing Mate 10-091 Quart Size Paint Can Lid - Amazon.com

Scroll down the page, they have Gallon size, too!

I've used these, they work really well.
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A piece of 1.5" tape works best for me.
Nothing to clean, except the groove before attaching it.
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A piece of 1.5" tape works best for me.
Nothing to clean, except the groove before attaching it.

I learned this trick right here on the forum. Can't believe I had never thought of it but it works really well. All of the gadgets I have come up with are more trouble than they are worth to clean.

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A piece of 1.5" tape works best for me.
Nothing to clean, except the groove before attaching it.


Drill or punch a 1/8 hole in the lip grove of can ,the paint will drain back in to can does not effect seal , no splatter when replacing lid ,I also put a sheet of plastic film under lid before sealing ,makes it much easier to remove lid for next usem
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Drill or punch a 1/8 hole in the lip grove of can m
I used to do that, but every time I shook the can, the
groove filled up with paint.
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did you use the plastic I use two holes in all of mine with no leaks.might br a difference in can ,??
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I use the method JC Clark posted. I used to punch the hole in the groove til I learned his trick. It is much cleaner as the paint pours off the crisp edge of the tape and not down the edge of the can.
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I also use the tape to pour to paint into strainer .the hole is to let the paint in the lip drain back into can to stop splatter when replacing lid.
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I was at local hardware store and saw these, they work great. Available for gallons or quarts
Shop Encore Plastics Paint Stretcher Spout at Lowes.com
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I have a couple of one's similar to the ones I posted. I got mine from my local paint jobber (Wesco). His don't have a crank handle like the Amazon ones do, his have a small cross bar that hook to his mixing machine. These are what he uses to mix his batches of paint. I use a cordless drill with a T fitting to stir the paint. They are sealed from outside air when closed, they don't drip at all, they stir the paint from the very bottom of the can so the mix stays consistent. They are easy to clean if you get a clean empty can and put in some thinner, stir, shake remove and dry. Do it again if it needs it, ez,pz! There's nothing better IMHO!!!
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I just pop two holes in the lid... When done put a piece of tape over the holes...No mess..
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I was at local hardware store and saw these, they work great. Available for gallons or quarts
Shop Encore Plastics Paint Stretcher Spout at Lowes.com
I have used those and they work but they are a pain to clean up and if you don't clean them well, you will get dried paint "crumbs" in your new paint. To me they were more trouble than they were worth.

Still like the tape that I can just throw away.

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I just pop two holes in the lid... When done put a piece of tape over the holes...No mess..


is it hard to stir the paiy thru the holes .LOL LOL
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