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Old 02-22-2015, 10:38 PM   #41
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Just had to point out I keep a sample size ( 100ml ) spray bottle of water and when I'm leaving for the night I spray the top of my paint with a thin film of water enough for evaporation ( 1 ml above the paint apprx ) then I cover with another tray or sheet of cardboard or even my drop sheet... this has worked every time and if I want more days I just spray alittle more water. After a while and with different products you'll know how much water to use.... DONT USE THIS TRICK ON OILS only water based products people.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:55 PM   #42
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you get any paint on the wall with that brush?, looks like a good gallon on the handle
Actually there's only about a quart on the brush. The other three quarts are on the roller handle and the screen. But at least the rig's primed for use
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:03 AM   #43
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I put those damn plastic bags in empty kleenex boxes, each one looped in the next so they actually pop up when you pull one out.

I just toss a box in the pickup when I'm getting low.
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I'm obsessive with keeping my brushes in the best condition possible. I bought this product and I'm a little disappointed.
Fist of all, the biggest flaw is the air tight seal that doesn't allow the brush to dry properly after it is cleaned, and I always take care to bang out all the access water. I don't know about you guys, but I like my brush to be dry and crisp when I take it out of the wrapper. This would be remedied by drilling some holes I guess.
Also, traditional paper covers constrict the bristles properly so as it's drying the tip of the brush keeps it's nice, tapered shape. Not so with this one.
With a few design tweaks this could be a great product, but I'm not sold on it's current inception.
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Seems like it would do decently with flat brushes, but what about angled brushes? If I pulled my angled brush out of this case to find out the tip of the bristles got slightly bent and dried like that, I'd be pissed haha unless it has a way of holding the brush to where it prevents that. And I also like my brushes super dry. I Don't mind excessively hand spinning my brushes to produce that natural evenly spaced bristle flare rather than leave the bristles semi wet to dry all clumped up and goofy like

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Just one more thing to lose imo. I sure wouldn't buy them for my crew. I'm a fan of ripping some paper off the masking gun and making my own, that is if the original holder is gone.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #47
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I think the plastic brush keepers were originally designed for storing brushes that weren't yet cleaned. Hence the air tight design. I don't believe these brush holders were meant for storing dry brushes.
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I just tried them out last week. Didn't wash a brush for 3 days and it seemed fine on days 2 and 3. I also switched to wooster speed buckets so at the end of the day my cleanup was - Put brush in brush keeper, put speed bucket inside of Kovrd bag, put brush behind bucket in Kovrd bag, zip up kovrd bag.

Sure beats having to clean it all up at the end of the day. I'll be really curious to see how it works once the summer heat starts though.
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I just tried them out last week. Didn't wash a brush for 3 days and it seemed fine on days 2 and 3. I also switched to wooster speed buckets so at the end of the day my cleanup was - Put brush in brush keeper, put speed bucket inside of Kovrd bag, put brush behind bucket in Kovrd bag, zip up kovrd bag.

Sure beats having to clean it all up at the end of the day. I'll be really curious to see how it works once the summer heat starts though.
I hadn't heard of the Speed Buckets before, might have to try one. They look similar to the Pelicans which I don't like much because they don't have a real handle. I wonder if they use the Pelican liners? I've got a bunch already but hardly ever use them because I don't like holding a pot by a strap.
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Never heard if the speed bucket either. Looks awesome. Love the built-in magnet too!


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I hadn't heard of the Speed Buckets before, might have to try one. They look similar to the Pelicans which I don't like much because they don't have a real handle. I wonder if they use the Pelican liners? I've got a bunch already but hardly ever use them because I don't like holding a pot by a strap.
The speedbucket is 2 gallons. It was a little weird to get used to at first, but I'm digging it now. No more stupid 2 gallon grids, and the magnet keeps from rolling onto the brush all the time.

They are pricey, but I'll probably stick with them.
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Looks like they also have a 1/2 gallon that will work with rollers 7" or less. That would be my preference for most interior stuff, and the deuce for exterior.
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The speedbucket is 2 gallons. It was a little weird to get used to at first, but I'm digging it now. No more stupid 2 gallon grids, and the magnet keeps from rolling onto the brush all the time.

They are pricey, but I'll probably stick with them.
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Got a link for the 2 gallon ones? That would be even better. I work out of a deuce most of the time. I know what you mean about the aggravation of a screen, just another place to generate trash in your paint.

When I've tried the smaller (1/2 gallon) ones like the Pelican, I can't seem to get into them. They're too small.
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Jmays I don't even see a deuce on the Wooster site so I'm not sure what Hines is talking about. I would like the 1/2 for interior trim since I like to refresh the pot often anyways (and a deuce makes the amount of paint I like to keep too shallow) but would love the deuce for everything else.
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Sorry guys, forgot to check back on thus thread

This is the one I ordered from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Its definitely more than a half gallon so I'm not sure why it is labeled as such. Its basically 12x12 and 8 or 9 inches deep.

Ill try to remember to take a pic tomorrow comparing the size with other buckets.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:49 AM   #56
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Oval buckets are also nice:

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RE: Brush Cover
I saw these guys at the True Value show a few weeks back. They were full time painters who came up with a better mouse trap, so to say. They're not the ones people remember from years back, it's a new design on an old idea. I decided to try them out, awaiting delivery
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The speedbucket is 2 gallons. It was a little weird to get used to at first, but I'm digging it now. No more stupid 2 gallon grids, and the magnet keeps from rolling onto the brush all the time.



They are pricey, but I'll probably stick with them.

The Speed Bucket is my preferred bucket. I've probably got 8-10 of them. They last a long time. Easy to clean out. Saves money over the long haul and wsy easier to use. I also like their smaller bucket that works with 4" rollers
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The Speed Bucket is my preferred bucket. I've probably got 8-10 of them. They last a long time. Easy to clean out. Saves money over the long haul and wsy easier to use. I also like their smaller bucket that works with 4" rollers
It's great to have a stack of them. They way, we can let 'em dry so they peel easily.
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This is the one I ordered from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Its definitely more than a half gallon so I'm not sure why it is labeled as such. Its basically 12x12 and 8 or 9 inches deep.
The Wooster Speed Bucket is spec'd as having a 1/2 gallon "working capacity". If will definitely hold more than that. However, anything more than a 1/2 gallon and you start to cover the built in grid/roll off area.

If being used only with a brush for trim work, fill it up and have at it!
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