Steady That Bucket
Give your arm a break with this easy tip.
Attaching a 1-1/4-in. split-spiral key ring to the bail of your paint pot makes holding a bucket all day a lot easier. Support the bottom of the bucket with your hand, as shown in the drawing, and slip your thumb through the ring to steady it.
Bryan Humphrey, Wilmington, NC
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #70
You're not supposed to paint out of the can. That is how the rim gets covered with paint and won't seal properly.