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Ok, yesterday I answered the question I get asked all the time. If you missed it you can see that post here. But there is also something else my friends  spot in the videos, and they want to know more. Being a blogger is all about sharing the things you are passionate about, and for me that is paint and color. And once in a while you discover something that is just too good not to share.

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One of the disadvantages of using any water based paint that comes in a metal can is what happens when you open and close the can numerous times and use the paint over the course of several projects. You know what I’m talking about, crusty rusty cans. I’ll admit I’m not the neatest painter. And there are things you can do to minimize the crusty process: always wipe your lids, put nail holes in the rim allowing the paint to drain back into the can, use plastic between the lid and the can….. And I promise you, I have tried all these solutions and they help, mostly.

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I’ve tried putting my paint into mason jars and other containers. That is just as bad. Any time you have a lid that screws on, caked paint seems to accumulate. I have to take a screw driver to pry open the lids.

AftermathThis can’t just be a problem for me, right?  So I look for support and info online (Facebook) and of course there are all kinds of other painters willing to share their experiences and solutions.  And that is how I found this genius product.

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They are called Paint-Eze containers and they are available from www.eze-solutions.com and also on Amazon. There are 2 sizes, the larger holds an entire quart of paint. They are $4 each and I buy them in a package of 6 for $24. They are amazing and I can’t say enough wonderful things about them. Since I started using them, I have no waste of paint, no spillage and drips, and no paint I’ve had to throw away. The top lid operates like a squeeze valve, and so you just squeeze out the paint you need. For some one like me who likes to paint with several colors at once, it is a dream come true.

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I’m slowly switching all my paint into Paint-Eze. When I open a new can of paint, I pour it into a Paint-Eze, and paint out of the can to use up every little drop of paint. When I need more, I will squeeze it onto a paper plate and paint from that. It has made my life so, so much easier, and that’s why I wanted to share.

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When you paint as much as I do, you want to make it as fast and easy as possible. If you are looking for a project you can complete in a few hours be sure to check out these posts: Patina and Verdigris,  Spring Forward, Transform a Brass Chandelier,  DIY Efex Mirror,

26 Comments

Heidi Justus

How do you clean out the Paint Eze containers when they are empty? The holes look too small to get your hand in to scrub out the old paint when needing a bottle for a new paint.

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Leslie Stocker

Heidi,
They clean very easily with warm soap and water. Both ends open up, and while not big enough to put your hand in, big enough for a sponge or scrubber. Also the paint doesn’t get hard and caked on like in the cans. I haven’t had any difficulty cleaning. Thanks for asking,
Cheers,
Leslie

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Pati

I have two that I couldn’t get clean wondering what removed dry chalk paint from plastic?

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Jean Elliott

Oh y goodness….I cannot wait togetthese. I’m in the midst of moving but will be ordering assoon as I move! Thank you for sharing!!

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Jann

Hi. I tried to buy these a couple of months back but they weren’t shipping yet to Canada. Do you know if that has since changed?

Thank you!

Jann

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Jann,
Last I heard they were working on that but check with the customer service at Eze-Solutions

Leslie

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Kay,
They clean very easily with warm soap and water. Both ends open up, and while not big enough to put your hand in, big enough for a sponge or scrubber. Also the paint doesn’t get hard and caked on like in the cans. I haven’t had any difficulty cleaning. Thanks for asking,
Cheers,
Leslie

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Shelley Turner

Leslie, I ordered these after reading your post. Just got in some new cans of AS chalk paint and was going to try out the bottles. I only have one question. I always stir my paint really well before using it. How do you make sure it’s mixed well in these bottles. Is giving it a good shake sufficient? Thank you for all of your advice. Love your blog.

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Mary

I also would like to know the answer to this question. I sometimes don’t use a color for months, and when I go to use it there is sediment in the bottom that needs more than a good shaking.

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Sheila Sabin

love these bottles. My stockist carries plastic lids for Annie Sloan cans. They have a flip top and I have found them great. They are pricey, costing the same as the above bottles, but , they are an option

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Bobbie

i love these paint containers! You had talked/wrote/blogged (one of those) before & I ordered them back then. I have since ordered more. They really are the best for storing paint! Thanks for sharing.

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Liz

Thank you so much ! I have that problem . And was going to contact you , because I thought it was brilliant when I saw it on your video . Your the best !
Liz

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Lorie Falvey

Do you just shake the paint bottles instead of stirring with a mixing stick?

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Nicola Warner

Great post! They don’t seem to be available in the UK though – unless anyone has found some please….?

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Sue Hoke

So are they marked on the sides too? B/c when I do a commissioned piece I like to know how much I used.

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Dana

i really want to try these but i find $13 to ship 6 plastic bottles a little outrageous. Am i missing something?

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EZE-Soutions.com

Hello there,

Thank you Leslie for doing a post about our product Paint-EZE™. We have come a long way since we started this company and are now going into our 4th year. We are continually looking for new ways to improve upon our products and to lower shipping costs.
We recently announced that Paint-EZE™ Dispensers are now available for use with a wide range of mineral based, water based, low to zero VOC paints and Artistic paints. Virtually any paint which has a thicker consistency and is low VOC, can be stored in Paint-EZE™. As always, we recommend that you follow the paint manufacturers guidelines for proper storage, perish-ability time, and any special handling instructions.
We have also implemented much lower cost Flat Rate USPS shipping on most retail orders. For more information and for detailed printable Paint-EZE™ instructions please visit our website.
If we can answer any specific questions or if anyone has comments they would like to share with us please send us an email info@eze-solutions.com
Thank You!
EZE-Solutions.com

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Dave

Hello Mary,

Simply place your finger over the top of the valve and shake the bottle back and forth gently for 20-30 seconds until the paint is thoroughly remixed. As with any paint, in cans, or in other containers, it will be necessary to remix prior to use.

Please note that there will be and should be a bit of dried paint in the valve from the last use, this is a good thing and helps to seal the valve as the paint dries. We recommend that you use your pinky finger to gently *Flick Out* this dried bit of paint prior to use. We do not recommend using any other type of tool for this step as it may damage the delicate valve.
Thank you and happy painting!!!!
EZE-Solutions.com

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