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Old 09-30-2019, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Difference in spray buckets' colors?

Sounds weird, but have you noticed that black and dark gray buckets are easier to clean than white? Very odd, but certainly possible.

I try to hold on to the yellow, black etc buckets as long as possible.

Or am I dreaming this?

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Old 09-30-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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Could you be having a flashback from the '60s?
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This might be the most unheard of thing I ever heard of!
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I don't judge a bucket by the color of their skin, but rather the content of their character.
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All buckets matter.
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Except Lowes buckets. They are smaller on the bottom than others so a 9" frame will squeeze.
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While we're on the subject, I hate the plastic paint cans that some paint comes in.
They cause problems when using for cut buckets, because dried paint will eventually peel off into the new paint. Even if they are clean when you start, paint eventually dries near the top, and then peels.
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Except Lowes buckets. They are smaller on the bottom than others so a 9" frame will squeeze.
that's how they maximize profits from selling them. They're a thinner plastic as well. Everything they sell is this way.
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What about red buckets? I think this discussion should be all inclusive and not leave any color out of the conversation.
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Heres what I want to know: Sherwin sells these hard plastic liners for five's, but they're like 5$ a piece. I checked online, and its the same thing... Why does liner cost more than a new empty 5?? Is it cuz their skinnier? Fat shaming the hefty buckets?
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Heres what I want to know: Sherwin sells these hard plastic liners for five's, but they're like 5$ a piece. I checked online, and its the same thing... Why does liner cost more than a new empty 5?? Is it cuz their skinnier? Fat shaming the hefty buckets?
Hmmm... a liner for a bucket.

My remodeler buddy made fun of me for rinsing out a couple of 5ers one day and I told him I like reusing the gray buckets and lids.

He felt like it wasn't worth cleaning them out. Maybe so, but I have never paid for an empty bucket. I'm becoming more like my grandparents (RIP). They washed Solo cups.
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Yes. Absolutely.
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Heres what I want to know: Sherwin sells these hard plastic liners for five's, but they're like 5$ a piece. I checked online, and its the same thing... Why does liner cost more than a new empty 5?? Is it cuz their skinnier? Fat shaming the hefty buckets?
Hmmm... a liner for a bucket.

My remodeler buddy made fun of me for rinsing out a couple of 5ers one day and I told him I like reusing the gray buckets and lids.

He felt like it wasn't worth cleaning them out. Maybe so, but I have never paid for an empty bucket. I'm becoming more like my grandparents (RIP). They washed Solo cups.
My 88 year old mother washes zip lock bags and reuses them! Not because she's an environmentalist but because she is cheap!
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You wouldn't believe how many people at the flea markets are looking for cheap, clean, 5 gallon buckets. I bet a painter with a truck load of them could make a couple hundred bucks in a day. Something to consider maybe?
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You wouldn't believe how many people at the flea markets are looking for cheap, clean, 5 gallon buckets. I bet a painter with a truck load of them could make a couple hundred bucks in a day. Something to consider maybe?
There is a guy at a local flea market that sells them for [email protected] or 3/$5.00...he seems to sell quite a few.
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I would use a rigid bucket liner for stuff like drywall mud, and wallpaper paste, as its less plastic waste. These days, I hardly ever do big jobs, so I dont have a steady influx of empty 5's like I used to. My BM will give me empty 5's, but I try not to be wasteful. Wallpaper paste buckets are pretty easy to clean, so thats what Im collecting more of.
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