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    Mmmm. A solution looking for a problem, methinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbourjaily View Post
    Mmmm. A solution looking for a problem, methinks.
    Exactly. just hook your thumb in the bail of the can and you have positive control over the can.
    This gimmick may or may not give you firm control it could rotate on your thumb and allow the bail to free itself. Or could require both hands to attach it to the bail in the first place.
    Silly idea
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    Could someone please explain how and just WHY this is used? I have used many a gallon of paint and can see absolutely no reason behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
    Could someone please explain how and just WHY this is used? I have used many a gallon of paint and can see absolutely no reason behind it.
    Ah, Paul, but you are probably one of those enlightened souls who doesn't hold the gallon paint can in his left hand as he applies paint with his right (or vv for southpaws).

    You probably learned long ago to set the paint can down on the table/ladder shelf/roof/etc. because it's heavy and hand-holding can lead to messy spills. Millennials haven't learned this because it isn't taught in their social ecology classes.



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