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Old 04-20-2012, 06:23 PM  
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Well I have some paint that needs to get gone then.

Seems I always buy small amounts for touch ups and then never use it.
Donate to Habitat for Humanity, and you can write it off.


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Donate to Habitat for Humanity, and you can write it off.
Excellent point. I donate all my excess tile and building material to them and sure makes for a nice write off on my taxes.


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Never heard that one before.
Me either, but it sort of makes sense
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As the growth of the paints collected, half used the paint cans and long forgotten, the wide range of occupants of the house is a greater threat. Children, especially young people, children and infants, the pet is usually the risk of accidents with these types of products.
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Too bad more paint manufacturers don't use the plastic containers with the large screw-on lids, like Dutch Boy. Those type of containers will no doubt preserve paint much better than the out-dated metal counter-part. They get rusty and dried paint gets into the "lid groove" making it next to impossible to get a good seal for storage. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Any thoughts on why more manufacturers don't use the plastic containers?
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I also love those screw on plastic containers. I just don't like Dutch Boy paints. Are they a full gallon in size, or is it less, like the marketing downsizing we all see these days?
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Too bad more paint manufacturers don't use the plastic containers with the large screw-on lids, like Dutch Boy. Those type of containers will no doubt preserve paint much better than the out-dated metal counter-part. They get rusty and dried paint gets into the "lid groove" making it next to impossible to get a good seal for storage. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Any thoughts on why more manufacturers don't use the plastic containers?
The old style metal containers are much easier to cut out of IMHO. I can even clip a pot hook to it and take it up on a ladder with me.
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I've never gave the lids or cam any thought. I work out of dueces
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I also love those screw on plastic containers. I just don't like Dutch Boy paints. Are they a full gallon in size, or is it less, like the marketing downsizing we all see these days?
I don't like Dutch Boy either, that's why I wish others used the plastic containers. We use mostly Frazee paint. I'm not a painter but a General Contractor, but all my painters tell me that Frazee is their preference.

DB are a full gallon. A good example of a downsizing would be the ice cream containers (Dryers) that use to be 1/2 gallon and now I think they are 1.5 quarts. Do they think we didn't notice?


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