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Offline Omoplata

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How do you pour your paint?
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:09 PM »
Any tips on how you get the paint from the can to the gun without making a mess? I have used the silicone red spouts Home Depot sells. They work pretty well. Also have used a big ladle and scooped it out of can. Was hoping to get some tips and tricks on how you do it? Maybe come up with a more professional way to do things.
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Offline live4ever

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:14 PM »
I don’t know how the pros do it, but I really really like Mixing Mate lids.  Pricey, but when on sale are $18 for the gallon size and $13 for the quart.  I keep them on my most used cans.
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Offline Omoplata

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 10:55 PM »
I've seen the Mixing Mate lids and was going to buy them but read some negative reviews about being all plastic and the tabs breaking off. Also that they weren't air tight. You haven't had any of those issues? How long do you have it on a can? Have you reused it? Thanks

Offline Ellefty

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 12:06 AM »
I purchased mine from rockler. Only used it for stirring/pouring purposes haven’t used them for storage. I’ve used it plenty times with no broken tabs yet

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 12:09 AM »

Offline live4ever

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 12:19 AM »
I've seen the Mixing Mate lids and was going to buy them but read some negative reviews about being all plastic and the tabs breaking off. Also that they weren't air tight. You haven't had any of those issues? How long do you have it on a can? Have you reused it? Thanks

I haven't had those problems, but I've always been careful with the tabs and cleaning the lid very well when it's time to change cans.  I've stored paint (BM Advance, Natura, Regal) for at least 6 months with it with no issues.  Other finishes might be more sensitive to tiny air leaks.
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline Omoplata

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 06:03 PM »
Good info. Keep it coming. Tom those Eastwood products look interesting too. The 5 Gallon one looks really good. I have used the ones they show in the video and they work, but the limited reach and no lid sucks. I may give that a shot. The one gallon ones had mixed reviews. Yours seal and work good? Do you leave them on for extended periods? The mixing mate ones look very interesting because of the built in mixing paddle. I may just have to try one.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 06:56 PM »
Always wanted to try those Mixing Mates (LINK). Reviews look very good on Rockler.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: How do you pour your paint?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 10:48 PM »
Don’t forget, when you pour the opening should be the highest point. As an example, the rectangular cans various thinners and reducers come in, the cap is towards one corner, you would lift the can so the long bias is parallel to your body, cap towards your chest, tilt the can to pour the product. This allows the can to vent and gives you a much better pour.

Tom