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How To Keep Dry Layer From Forming In Paint Pail
I do a fair bit of painting and prefer to buy paint by the gallon because of cost savings. However, I hate dealing with the dry layer that forms after the paint is stored for extended periods of time.
  Hereís how I keep the dry layer from forming. I insert a thin plastic bag into the paint can until the bottom just touches the paint surface. Then I press the bag all around against the inside of the can to form an inner liner, which eliminates as much air as possible from coming in contact with the paint. The excess is folded on the outside and is sealed when the lid is replaced. Not only does the bag keep a crust from forming, it also makes the lid easier to remove. (Ray Camden, 161 St. Davidís Range, St. Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Quebec, Canada G0S1B0, ph 418 596-2029)



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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1