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diam124
10-16-2007, 11:29 AM
If you buy a 5 gallon container of paint, how do you pour it into the paint tray without causing a ridiculous mess? I need 4 gallons of one paint color so I was thinking I might just buy a 5 gallon container so I don't have to worry about mixing the paint.

Hello Kitty
10-16-2007, 11:47 AM
We used 5g buckets of stain, and would just squat to pick it up, and pour carefully. 1g of water is 7 lbs, so I can't imagine paint being more than 50 lbs. You can also take some sort of scooping vessel and scoop and pour into your paint pan.

penybryn
10-16-2007, 12:04 PM
You don't. You buy the thing that sits in the bucket and dip the roller in, roll it on that and the excess goes back in. It looks like this.

http://www.hytechsales.com/howtopaint/bg-5.gif

lml41981
10-16-2007, 12:04 PM
We put a trash bag under the bucket of paint and the tray, tilt the bucket and pour. Then, we run the roller up the side of the bucket to catch as much drippage as possible. You can also use a paintbrush to sort of scoop out the paint that gets in the pour spout of the bucket before you put the lid back on, otherwise the paint will make the lid stick and it is a pain to unscrew.

kk junebug
10-16-2007, 02:39 PM
I used to paint for a living. And after a few times it's easy to get the hang of pouring a heavy bucket of paint.
Just be sure everything is on a drop cloth, in case you have spills or drips.

Grab the bucket by the handle and by the bottom of the bucket, for stability.
after you pour you WILL have to take a brush to brush out the drips along the rim from the pour.

the first pour is always the hardest. but IMO you don't have to go out and buy gadgets to remedy this situation. :)

PS. i also recommend taking OFF the lid that comes w/most 5 gallon buckets. I find the spout to be too narrow for a quick, clean pour. but take your time when pouring w/no lid!

jennylou
10-16-2007, 02:44 PM
I used to paint for a living. And after a few times it's easy to get the hang of pouring a heavy bucket of paint.
Just be sure everything is on a drop cloth, in case you have spills or drips.

Grab the bucket by the handle and by the bottom of the bucket, for stability.
after you pour you WILL have to take a brush to brush out the drips along the rim from the pour.

the first pour is always the hardest. but IMO you don't have to go out and buy gadgets to remedy this situation. :)

PS. i also recommend taking OFF the lid that comes w/most 5 gallon buckets. I find the spout to be too narrow for a quick, clean pour. but take your time when pouring w/no lid!

I agree with all of this (and do a ton of painting) except for the pouring without the lid. :)

Ummm
10-16-2007, 05:34 PM
i bought an additional spout from menards and it really helps. we made a big mess when we didn't have it.

it looks like this:
http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3486776.jpg

diam124
10-16-2007, 07:33 PM
Aha - I didn't realize there was a spout - I thought you just had to remove the lid and pour. That makes much more sense.

Fenway
10-16-2007, 08:00 PM
You don't. You buy the thing that sits in the bucket and dip the roller in, roll it on that and the excess goes back in. It looks like this.
Ditto.

DallasLady
10-17-2007, 09:09 AM
i bought an additional spout from menards and it really helps. we made a big mess when we didn't have it.

it looks like this:
http://images.orgill.com/200x200/3486776.jpg

I can't imagine trying to pour out of a 5 gallon container without one of these! At Home Depot and Lowes, they are usually right in the paint department next to the desk where they mix the paint.


You don't. You buy the thing that sits in the bucket and dip the roller in, roll it on that and the excess goes back in. It looks like this.

http://www.hytechsales.com/howtopaint/bg-5.gif

I've used this before, but it doesn't really work unless if the 5 gal bucket it full.