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djgrant 06-05-2012 11:45 AM

Touch up paint container
Does anyone know of a container that I can poor 6 or so different touch up colors into? I'd like to have a container that I can fill up once and then every year go around the house and touch up all the spots where the paint has chipped off. If rather not have to lug around the big paint cans.

Mr. Paint 06-05-2012 04:04 PM

Most paint stores sell empty (Never used) quart cans. You may find pints, although the industry is moving away from packaging smaller than quarts.

joecaption 06-05-2012 04:13 PM

Empty, glass jars like from Mayo, relish, peanut butter come in.

Brushjockey 06-05-2012 04:38 PM

Get the cheapo kit leftover containers. Glass will break, not a good idea.
Think wide mouth for easy brush loading.
You can just fill them at time of doing touch ups, pour off what you can easily handle- put back in supply when done. Toss or clean- your choice.

user1007 06-05-2012 08:20 PM

Dollar stores have cheap prices on all kinds of plastic kitchen containers with tight fitting lids and some with handles probably intended for pancake batter but suitable for your purposes as well. Some are really nice because they have wider mouths than quart cans. Some, of course, are flimsy crap that will fall apart instantly.

Plastic coffee cans, especially those with the handles formed in them, work out pretty well but I would reinforce the seal with a layer of thick saran wrap since the lids just snap on.

If you wanted to carry around small amounts of six colors I guess something like a stackable Chinese, Japanese or Indian "lunch box" would work. Ethnic markets should have them in plastic or stainless steel.

When studying fine arts, I found lots of containers for small amounts of paint in the fishing tackle section of my local KMart. I remember some nice plastic containers that threaded into each other and stacked to whatever infinite height.

djgrant 06-06-2012 12:40 AM

Fishing tackle containers, good idea!

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