Welcome back for another week of Quick Painting Tip Tuesday. I’m a bit late this week due to putting the final touches to our Monthly Painting Party! Each week I will share with you questions that I get asked a lot when it comes to painting furniture, equipment that I use and how to take care of it. This weeks question is “How do I Stop Paint Lids Sticking”
How to Stop Paint Lids Sticking
Last week for Quick Painting Tip Tuesday I shared How To Clean Your Wax Brushes The Easy Way. There is nothing more frustrating when you are all ready to paint your next piece of furniture and the lid has become stuck. And no matter how may weet -bix you’ve had for breakfast you can’t get the lid off your pot of paint because it’s fused together with paint dribbles!
- Cling Wrap
- Rubber Gloves or Disposable Gloves
If your paint lid is fused together try running the pot under super hot water, being careful not to burn your self. Because this loosens up the paint making it easier to remove the lid. Use either rubber gloves or disposable gloves to get a good grip on the lid.
As a rule of thumb, you should always pour out your paint into a jar or a plastic cup. Because this prevents the paint from being contaminated. So when pouring out your paint twist the pot towards you to reduce the number of dribbles and wastage. Then wipe away any paint from the rim of the pot using a damp cloth. Tear off some cling wrap and double it over and place over the top of your pot of paint and pop on your lid.
Then your pot of paint is all ready for you to tackle your next project.
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I do so enjoy your Tuesday tips Sam. My paint lids are always getting stuck, as in stuck badly. I can’t tell you how many times the hubby had to put them in the vice to try and open them. I’m going to try your cling wrap tip next time and be a bit more careful to make sure there isn’t any paint left around the top
Thank you, so much Michelle! So glad you’re enjoying the painting tips! Oh yes I’ve been there too with the vice lol!!
Great idea!I hate when those lids stick.
Oh me too, Deborah! Thank goodness for cling wrap!