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Monday, November 5, 2012

Store leftover paint in used jugs

One thing that I do not like to do is store paint. The cans are sticky, when the paint dries over the lip it can be a pain to open. This little idea makes pouring and storing paint a breeze. 

Start saving all of your used liquid laundry detergent jugs. Wash them out, and set them to dry. Make sure they are perfectly dry. Grab a funnel and pour in your paint. Be sure to mark the jug.  No more rusty lids, paint splatters from tapping the lids closed, dried-out paint or runs down the side of the can when pouring. The spout works great for dispensing paint. Just fill the jugs using a funnel and you’re good to go.

Some people store paint in mason jars, which I think is a waste of a perfectly good glass jar. These should be used for canning, making lanterns or other things - not storing paint.

Okay, I see how this is a cute idea - but come on. It is old paint! We do not use perfectly good mason jars to store old paint. We use these jars for canning fruit, veggies, sauces, and we use them to make pretty lanterns that hang from trees. I think storing paint in mason jars is a terrible idea. 

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