What paint packaging issues do yu have?

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Old 12-07-16, 03:01 AM
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What paint packaging issues do yu have?

I always have the problem that the lid is spilling paint everywhere when opened. Very dissatisfying!

What issues do you have with paint packaging?
 
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Welcome to the forums!

That shouldn't be an issue as long as you open the lid with the can sitting on a level surface.
 
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Old 12-07-16, 04:10 AM
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You can use a center punch or nail to open 5 or 6 holes in the rim to allow excess paint drain back into the can. The lid will seal over the holes when you are through.
 
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Old 12-07-16, 04:17 AM
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Great ideas! Thanks!
@marksr : Even with a flat surface, it drips a lot when I pour the paint or grab the paint lid.

Any issues you got with packaging yourselves? Let's share.
 
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Old 12-07-16, 04:31 AM
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You just have to pay attention when you pour the paint. You always want a drop cloth [or paper. cardboard, etc] under the paint if you are pouring over anything that you need to keep errant paint off of. Wiping the edge of the can with a brush when you are done pouring will stop any paint from continuing to drip/run off of the can.

I've opened thousands of gallons of paint and have never had any issues with paint spilling when I remove the lid unless I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing.
 
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Old 12-07-16, 04:34 AM
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You are a student in the Netherlands, so I figure the purpose of this post is homework. Paint cans are meticulously manufactured. I am friends with a guy who designs the equipment that makes all the bends and folds to perfect the seal. So there really is no "packaging" issues with a paint can. If you are having drips when you pour it, buy one of these. Shur-Line Paint Can Lid-1783844 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 12-07-16, 04:44 AM
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Here are several different types of pour lids. I have had one like the first one for many years that I use.
https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=paint+can+lids
 
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Great ideas! Thank you!

Are there any inconveniences you would like to see improved? Something you're missing?
 
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IMO there is no need to fix what ain't broke I started painting in the 60's and don't ever recall having any issues with 1 gallon cans, now some of the 5 gal buckets are harder to open than others.
 
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If you're trying to conduct some sort of survey, which it sounds like, I have to warn you that surveys are not allowed on here and grounds for banning.
 
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Oh, I did not know that. Let's close this thread then.
Thank you anyways!
 
 

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