Here are two ways to put that scrap window screen or hardware cloth to work for you the next time you get ready to paint.
- Bend a piece of hardware cloth into a “U” shape that fits into the bottom of a coffee can with the bottom of the “U” facing up. Fill the can with paint solvent and agitate the dirty brush on the screen to clean it while the paint solids drop to the bottom of the can.
- To screen out pieces of dried paint in a used can, cut a circle of window screen slightly smaller than the diameter of the can. Then drop the screen into the paint can and push it to the bottom with a stirring stick. This will keep the chunks at the bottom of the can and off of your brush.
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