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.
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.
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.
This 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.
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.
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.
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,