Hi guys… hope you’re having an amazing day!
I always love when you send me your painting quick-tips so keep them coming. Here’s a great tip from Karen in Saskatchewan:
How to Strain Paint the Thrifty Way!
[box]Hi. Thanks so much for Q-T-T It is always fun and informative.
This is a tip that I got from a painter who was painting the inside of my house, back when I paid people to do that.
The painter was an older gentleman, and very thrifty.
I was complaining that I had lumps in some paint that I had overwintered in the unheated garage (middle of Saskatchewan and freaking cold!) He told me that anytime he had paint that had floaters after mixing (oil-based or latex), he strained the paint through a double layer of his wife’s pantyhose. The mesh is very fine and collects all the chunks, large and small which can then be disposed of.
I have used this method for years and refined it bit. I buy cheap knee-highs at the dollar store stretch two over the opening of the container that I am pouring into and pour carefully. I usually pour these odds and ends of paint into glass quart or pint sealers depending on how much I have left which allows me to see both quantity and colour.
Thanks again for Q-T-T.[/box]
Thank YOU for writing in and sharing Karen!
Do you have any tips for straining paints?
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Enjoy your day and have fun with your next project!
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