Weekly Advice From Your Neighborhood Experts
Keep Your Paint Brush Handy
If you’re bothered by your paint brush being in the wrong place when you are painting, use a magnet on theside of your paint can and the brush will be within easy reach at all times. A magnet will easily attach to the metal can and provides an anchor for the metal flange on the paintbrush.
To catch any paint drippings from the brush, place a small amount of paint in the middle of the paper plate and place the paint can on the plate.
Eliminate Paint Build Up In The Lid Groove
Punch several holes in the lid groove with a 4 or 6 penny nail. The paint will then drain back into the can instead of building up in the lid groove. This does not affect the resealing of the can since the lid seals by the pressure on the sides of the grove not the bottom.
Put any leftover paint in a quart can and seal it tightly with the quart can lid. If that lid is not an option, use the plastic lid from a coffee can. The plastic lid makes an airtight seal and keeps the paint in good condition for the next use. Plus you can see the color of the paint through the lid.
Small Touch Ups
For small touch up paint jobs, try using a pipe stem cleaner. This works well for applying small quantities of paint on flat or uneven surfaces. It’s great for reaching into hidden corners and groves on irregular surfaces.
Cleaning Paint Roller
A ¼” power drill is perfect for cleaning paint rollers. Remove the roller and pad from the roller handle and attach it to a paint stirrer that fits into the chuck of your drill. Use a cardboard box or newspaper lined waste can to catch the pain as it is thrown from the roller by the spinning drill.
Weaver’s Hardware Company opened in 1964 as a small farm supply store and has evolved into the area’s largest and most complete hardware store. Throughout our 50 years of business, we have consistently aimed to be helpful everyone and provide a great and personal shopping experience every time you come into our neighborhood store. With thousands of products and friendly, knowledgeable, long-term staff, Weaver’s Ace Hardware is committed to providing the services and products that make your life better, easier, and more enjoyable.
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With locations in Fleetwood and Douglassville, Weaver’s is proud to be serving the local community. Thank you for choosing Weaver’s Ace Hardware for your neighborhood store. We are here to help you any way we can.