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Shop Tip #217
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF

When I want to dispense some paint into a smaller can, I don't try to pour it.  I take a disposable cup, grip it with a hemostat and dip the paint out.  If I keep all my activities centered over the paint can, I don't get any drips into the seal channel of the can.  That way, the lid always goes back on nice and tight without a messy cleanup.  I drop the cup into the trash, and I'm ready to paint.