Painting Tips – Avoid Drippy Cans

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Here’s a quick tip for you anytime you open a new gallon or quart of paint. 

Take a slotted screw driver, hold it at an angle and use your palm or a hammer and make two or four drain holes in the paint cans rim. 

This allows the paint to seep back into the paint can and not over flow the can.  It also prevents the paint from drying up inside the rim, prevent you from sealing the can up properly and shortening the shelf life of your paint!



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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at:

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