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paulmon

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07-20-2018 02:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: paint paint can cleanup paint can rim

I’ve been focused on a long project (that should be done soon) and haven’t had much time for anything else. Today though, I suddenly thought of an easy solution for cleaning the paint can rims. No matter how hard I try I always seem to be chasing that last little bit of paint around and around the rim.

Now I KNOW this has to have been done before, but I suddenly thought of a solution, and of course, I had to make a video of it. Because that’s what I do :)

https://youtu.be/xhneTEtw-0Q


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#1 posted 07-20-2018 02:29 AM

I usually just drive a nail down through the rim a few places…to act as “drains”....rim then empties itself.

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#2 posted 07-20-2018 02:32 AM

That’s a pretty slick solution, but an easy solution also is simple: just take a 10-12 penny nail, and a hammer and punch several holes all the way around the rim so the paint, stains, contact cement, etc. can drip back down into the can…..problem solved… It’s worked for me for years, and still does….!!

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#3 posted 07-20-2018 02:32 AM

I’ve done that one before too. It works. In this case I was using contact cement so the tape was better.

Paul M

I usually just drive a nail down through the rim a few places…to act as “drains”....rim then empties itself.

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#4 posted 07-20-2018 02:33 AM

I also poke holes with old small screwdriver :<))

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#5 posted 07-20-2018 04:10 AM

Ditto. The holes work.

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#6 posted 07-20-2018 04:32 AM

I’m with everyone else, I just punch holes around the rim.

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#7 posted 07-20-2018 11:37 AM

nicely done Paul !!
I have several of the plastic rings that snap onto the paint can lid
but the contact cement cans have always been a challenge for me.
the tape is an excellent idea for contact cement !!
I used to poke holes in paint and varnish can rims but, in my opinion,
that method “could” also let air into the can to promote skinover.
and contact cement will never drain out of a small hole in the rim.
nicely done and thanks for sharing !!

The viewers should take note this idea is directed mainly to CONTACT CEMENT cans.

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#8 posted 07-20-2018 12:15 PM

Yea, I’ve had cans skin over from the hole punch method. I went to trying to punch inwards with my holes but I like this method pretty good (so far) as it leaves the rim absolutely clean.

Paul M


nicely done Paul !!
I have several of the plastic rings that snap onto the paint can lid
but the contact cement cans have always been a challenge for me.
the tape is an excellent idea for contact cement !!
I used to poke holes in paint and varnish can rims but, in my opinion,
that method “could” also let air into the can to promote skinover.
and contact cement will never drain out of a small hole in the rim.
nicely done and thanks for sharing !!

The viewers should take note this idea is directed mainly to CONTACT CEMENT cans.

.

.

- John Smith


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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 07-20-2018 12:35 PM

The hole punch method works fairly well for most things, but not on contact cement. The tape method looks like a great solution for that.

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#10 posted 07-20-2018 04:30 PM

Why does contact cement get into the rim of the can? I use contact cement all the time and never have that problem. I don’t wipe the brush against the rim, but just let it drip until the amount of cement is right; then I twirl the brush until the drip stops.

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#11 posted 07-20-2018 06:44 PM

Why does contact cement get into the rim of the can?

When I use contact cement, I most often roll it. If you roll it, you have to pour in a tray and if you pour it, it will be all over the rim.

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#12 posted 07-20-2018 07:04 PM

I love your idea, sounds good to me.

as for the nail method, sometimes the punched hole get rusted…

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#13 posted 07-20-2018 08:35 PM

Contact Cement:
If you roll it, you have to pour it in a tray or on the surface.
and if you pour it, it will be all over the rim.

Bondo

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DWW ~ I’m gonna get me one of those Dozers tomorrow and try it out.

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#14 posted 07-20-2018 10:27 PM

Geez…. I have used my own homemade “Paint Dozer” for years and years. A folded sheet of paper towel does exactly the same thing and you don’t have to clean it. A bit of a point down in the groove, the bulk folded to push the residue back into the can, and round and round we go. Sparkling clean rims, the excess goes back in the can, and you toss the dirty towel. Works for paint, contact cement, stain, shellac, and probably marinara sauce if it comes in a paint can style container.

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#15 posted 07-20-2018 10:31 PM



Why does contact cement get into the rim of the can?

When I use contact cement, I most often roll it. If you roll it, you have to pour in a tray and if you pour it, it will be all over the rim.

- bondogaposis


I guess because I don’t roll it, I wouldn’t have the problem. It’s a good tip anyway.

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