DrBoost
DrBoost PowerDork
11/8/13 7:55 p.m.

After you pop the top off a can of paint, but before your pour use a 4p nail to punch 1/2 dozen holes in the groove where the lid goes. This allows paint to drain better and the lid won't get stuck.

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill Dork
11/14/13 9:05 a.m.

Genius!

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
11/15/13 1:14 p.m.

Wouldn't this cause the paint to dry out faster? Fumes would be able to escape from the can into the atmosphere through these holes wouldn't they?

trigun7469
trigun7469 Reader
11/15/13 1:19 p.m.

If it is water/Latex based paint you can use warm water to get it open.

DrBoost
DrBoost PowerDork
11/16/13 11:09 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: Wouldn't this cause the paint to dry out faster? Fumes would be able to escape from the can into the atmosphere through these holes wouldn't they?

No, this is in the groove where the paint can lid goes. The lid seals the holes.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltraDork
12/1/13 4:17 p.m.

The lid seals the holes. You can't explain that. (reference might be obscure, sorry)

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
12/1/13 4:42 p.m.

Wouldn't it have been better to name your thread, "Take your top off"?

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