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Shop Tips & Tricks #17: Making Painting & Varnishing Easier, Cleaner and Cheaper

08-06-2016 08:30 PM by GnarlyErik | 5 comments »

Today it occurred to me while working in my shop, I have used a little trick for decades which is handy, saves money, is neat and tidy, and costs almost nothing. I didn’t think to pass this on before. To make up for that, here it is now: Using paint or varnish out of a can is always kind of a messy operation. This is not an issue if you are going to use the whole can of paint, but if you only want part of it for a smaller project, it is. You pour paint out of a can into another container, and invariably, some runs down outside the can. This can get everywhere, on your bench, clothing, shop floor, tools and your hands. You must wipe up, and you miss something anyway. It is frustra...

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