Once a can of paint has been opened
dirt may contaminate it or a skin may form on the
surface. To prevent any contamination, always replace
the lid after use and store the can upside down.
1. To prevent
debris on the can surface from falling into the paint;
brush the rim with a paintbrush.
Work around the rim of the lid with the blunt edge of
a flat-bladed knife, prying the lid until it springs
Stir the paint with a piece of wooden doweling in wide
and narrow circles to give a consistent color.
A PAINT BUCKET?
It makes sense to work out of a paint
bucket rather than paint can. It will enable you to
transfer as much paint as you need at one time, and a
bucket with a handle can be hung from a ladder. Once
you have mixed the paint, pour as much as you need
into the bucket. Line the bucket with aluminum foil
before you fill it, as paint can be difficult to
remove. Place the foil with the shiny surface up.