I keep drywall mud in my truck so that I’m ready for small repairs. When I got tired of the ever-present dried mud on the inside wall of the bucket, my wife made this stretch cover. She cut a 24-in. circle out of fabric called “cotton duck,” then serged its edge to prevent raveling. She turned it under to form a casing and put elastic in it.
To use the cover, I wet the fabric, stretch it over the bucket, and put a wadded-up damp paper towel in the middle for added moisture. I secure the lid with a bungee cord.
I have tested this setup over an extended period of time, and it works great; the mud stays damp and ready to use. It also makes getting into the mud a lot easier than having to pry off the lid.
Don Mathis, Macomb, IL