Aug 08 , 2016

11 Little-Known Painting Hacks from Our Expert Field Editors

No More Splashy Paint Can LidsFamily Handyman

No More Splashy Paint Can Lids

Ever hammer down a paint can lid only to have paint splatter everywhere? You can prevent that by grabbing a 5-in-1 tool and using the pointy end to punch a few holes through the groove of the can's rim (be sure to rotate the tool left and right a little to widen the holes). The holes allow excess paint to drain back into the can. The lid will cover the holes and make an airtight seal. If you don't have a 5-in-1 tool handy, you can punch some holes with a hammer and nail. — Larry Gusman

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