I'm painting up a project, where I don't have the space to place all the pieces in the open and paint them all at once. So it's
- prime a piece (wait X hours)
- lightly sand it
- spackle/fill spots
- topcoat one (wait)
- topcoat two (wait)
- install it
This procedure could easily take a couple of weeks. I'm using primarily short (4"/6") rollers and paint brushes for the project. I'm using water borne paint and primer, which cleans up with soap and water.
My questions revolve around the concept of how do you manage the paint?
One way is to open paint can, stir it carefully, dip brush into can, and continue. The would get messy and would risk contaminating the paint. I gotta believe moving to a smaller easily sealable container would be MUCH easier. Problem is, what kind of container works best here?
Every time I've used an old jar with screw on top as a paint storage container, it takes about three or four times before the lid is permanently sealed to the container because of dried paint.
Perhaps an old canning style jar would work?
Perhaps the new style inexpensive Tupperware containers? I'm not exactly sure what these are called. They appear to be vacuum formed containers that look like Tupperware stuff, but its the kind of thing you'd use four times then recycle. Besides Tupperware, I think Rubbermaid and other manufacturers have their own versions of these...
The thought is you'd use these two or three times, toss out as required.
What do you guys do?
Additionally, how do you pour from a large paint can into a smaller container without making a total mess?