Lee Valley Tools Woodworking Newsletter
Vol. 3, Issue 4
March 2009
From the Archive

Excerpt from Popular Mechanics Shop Notes, Volume 16, 1920.

Wire Soldered Over Mouth of Pail Saves Paint

The usual method of removing superfluous paint from the brush is to draw it over the edge of the container. This occasions the loss of paint, inasmuch as some of it always runs down the outside of the bucket. If a piece of wire is stretched across the mouth of the pail and soldered in place, as shown, the brush may be drawn over it to remove all but the suitable amount of paint. The superfluous material falls in the bucket, and the edges and outside of the container are always clean.

Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published in 1920. It describes what was recommended in accordance with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please consider this fact.

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