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Spray Paint Can Storage- 2nd Stage

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-13-2016 07:30 PM 1740 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final storage rack for my spray paint cans- First one is: ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/145274 )

There are 60 more 14.5 oz. cans welded together and screwed to the wood frame that puts them tilted back at a 5 degree angle. This way I can see all the paint I have right way. As you can see, I bought a lot of duplicates over the years because I could not see there was more in those back rows.
I painted these cans with green paint because I needed to use up a couple cans of green paint so I could discard them. There are 5 more cans of green!!!!

I won’t need to buy any paint for a long time..no matter how good the sale is at Menards!!

This also gave me a lot more space on the shelves to put quart cans.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 08:08 PM

Very good, Jim!

That is a lot of spray cans!

The problem I have is, I select a can to use… shake it up… got to spray & NOTHING HAPPENS!

When in the instructions, I turn can upside down & spray until just air, to clean the head…
... and take other precautions… BUT, it still happens… MADDENING!

Especially knowing there is plenty of paint in the can!

I have been known to pull the head off & replacing it with the head of another can (with less paint in it)... to finally get it to work… Works pretty good!

Do you (or anyone else) have the same problem?

You have improved your system!

Good job!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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tyvekboy

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#2 posted 04-13-2016 08:20 PM

Great way to store those paint cans. Do you think you have enough? lol

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 04-13-2016 08:40 PM

I like the idea that you used concerning sticking the paint cans inside other cans, less wasted space. I made egg-crate design, tilted as you did but each space is square using more space. Thanks for posting gives me something to work on and squeeze maybe another dozen cans in a space.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Bob Collins

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#4 posted 04-13-2016 09:30 PM

Nice and tidy Jim, a heck of a lot of spray paint. I usually buy when I need it and by the time I need it again it I have the same problem as Joe, just no go. Have found wood stains or dye works for me.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger

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#5 posted 04-13-2016 10:29 PM

Super slick Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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kdc68

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#6 posted 04-13-2016 11:21 PM



This is the final storage rack for my spray paint cans- First one is: ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/145274 )

There are 60 more 14.5 oz. cans welded together and screwed to the wood frame that puts them tilted back at a 5 degree angle. This way I can see all the paint I have right way. As you can see, I bought a lot of duplicates over the years because I could not see there was more in those back rows.
I painted these cans with green paint because I needed to use up a couple cans of green paint so I could discard them. There are 5 more cans of green!!!!

I won t need to buy any paint for a long time..no matter how good the sale is at Menards!!
This also gave me a lot more space on the shelves to put quart cans.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


v
I think you bought Menards out completely….Great storage idea…. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Festus56

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#7 posted 04-13-2016 11:26 PM

Good idea Jim, Now I know where to go when I can’t find the color I need at the store.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#8 posted 04-13-2016 11:31 PM

That’s cool.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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kiefer

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#9 posted 04-13-2016 11:46 PM

Good Idea and design Jim .
I have the same problem but not to this extend. I will make one similar using cardboard tubes I got from laminate floor underlay rolls .

Thanks for sharing your design .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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peteg

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#10 posted 04-13-2016 11:59 PM

Hey come on there Jim, admit it mate, with this selection bet you sneak out after dark & do a bit of tagging :: ))))
Great idea on the storage
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 04-14-2016 12:10 AM

Jim, nice rack. I used your idea on your last rack only just made shelves without any vertical dividers. Works great. No more buying duplicate paint colors as you said before. Now if I can only figure a way to display pint and quart cans without moving them all around, I’d be happy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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UncleStumpy

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#12 posted 04-14-2016 12:26 AM

Great idea with the tin cans. Who did the welding for you?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 04-14-2016 12:32 AM

That is really cool. Great idea

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 04-14-2016 12:40 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments!1

Hi Joe, I save the nozzles off cans when are used up and replace ones that don’t spray. If that does not work, they are put in a sack to take to the target range the next time I go.

I Bob, I used to buy it as I needed it but could not resist a good sale. Now I will resist for a long time!!

Hi Klaus, I wish I’d found some cardboard tubes the same size then I could have glued them together. But I used cans because of the thin wall and I only had 15” height in that bottom opening and 5 high just fit.

Hi Dave. I have been thinking of the pint and quart situation too. First thought was a stacked lazy susan but there is a lot of wasted space in the corners but overall, it might work out better. When you get a good idea, please let me know??

Hi Ray, I gas welded all the cans in my shop. The backs are brazed with brass rod. I made a jig to hold one row and did them one row at a time and then welded the rows together after that.

Cheers, Jim

ps..one more thing off my list of 29 projects to get done this year!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 04-14-2016 12:52 AM

Holy spray can Jim, that’s not a bad idea.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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