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Mustache Mike's Video Quick Tip #4: End the paint can mess!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 120 days ago 1262 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The stash hates paint can messes. And when the stash hates something, he fixes it. If you have 60 seconds, you can see how…


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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 120 days ago

But the drips are how I tell what color stain is in the can …. grin. Nice tip. I’ll give it a try next time I’m staining some wood. I could see this working really well when painting.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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eddie

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#2 posted 120 days ago

cleaver tip , Mustache Mike

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 120 days ago

Hey! They fixed it! Yippee Skippee. You can imbed on LJ’s

Mike, Great tip I have been in the shop refinishing and bitching about cleaning up, while cleaning up. LOL! Local box store has plastic drip collars for gallon cans. I also have used a small screw driver to punch holes, but usually when I’m pretty sure I’ll be using it up?

The small drill bit is something I will try.

Thanks!

More scroll saw stuff?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 120 days ago

Love the bib idea….

So I’m curious…. how does the can seal if it has holes in the rim? Wouldn’t that allow air in, and the finish would dry, or skin over? I thought the lid sealed against the inner edge.

Inquiring minds want to know.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 120 days ago

The lid seals against the edge of the rim, covering the bottom of the rim, which is where the holes are. It seals tight as a drum…

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 120 days ago

I do not see a link to the video or the video!

But if I understand what Stash did, I have done that for years as my Dad showed me when I was knee high to a paint can. My Dad used an awl instead of a drill bit!

Every time I go to the Stumpy Store my virus protection warns me of imminent threats … what’s up with that?

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 120 days ago

It’s there, try refreshing your page.

I have no idea about the virus notification. We don’t even use cookies or put anything on your computer. There is nothing to download on those pages (you get a download link emailed to you if you buy a plan), so there is no risk of any virus or anything like that.

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Bogeyguy

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#8 posted 120 days ago

Hey Stash, can I just leave the drill shavings in the paint/varnish or do I have to filter them out.?? Just asking.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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StumpyNubs

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#9 posted 120 days ago

If you’re spraying your varnish, you should be filtering anyway. Brushing doesn’t cause an issue either. The shavings are very minimal and sink to the bottom. We’re talking one or two grains of sand. But if you’re worried about it, you can use a nail to punch the holes instead.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 119 days ago

Use an awl like I posted in #6 above … no shavings … no drill bit!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Pimzedd

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#11 posted 119 days ago

Stumpy ask Stash, why the drill. He had the tool he needed laying on the workbench. The screwdriver. My Dad was a house painter for 45 years. He taught me to punch the holes with a screwdriver, no shavings and bigger drain holes! Maybe Stash just likes to play with power tools.

Now as far the bib, maybe. But I always have a rag for stain or paint, seems to work well enough and I don’t have to risk the wrath of SWMBO. Then again, sometimes it is fun to live on the edge and take the risk!

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#12 posted 119 days ago

Another great video, Stumpy!

-- Dean

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 116 days ago

Great tip Mike. Thanks!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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