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October 27, 2015 How to Prevent Paint Can Lids from Sticking

Before you begin your next DIY painting job, try this easy trick to keep your paint cans clean, and prevent the lids from sticking shut when you re-cover the can and put it away.

As soon as you open the can of paint, apply tape over and around the rim of the can.  You can use masking tape, painter’s tape, or even clear packing tape. Then, go ahead with painting as usual, by either pouring the paint into a tray or painting directly from the can.

When you are done with your painting session, remove and discard the tape before replacing the paint can cover.  The rim should be perfectly clean, and you will have no worries about the can lid sticking!

by See Jane Drill, Copyright 2015, All Rights Reserved