One major key to a high-quality paint job is working neatly. While there are lots of tricks between the can and your crown molding (or doors, trim, or walls)—like being conscientious with drop cloths, not using too much paint all at once, and a steady hand—the can itself is often a major mess-source.
The biggest mess usually comes after pouring the paint out into another pail or roller pan. It doesn’t pour cleanly. Paint collects in the can gutter and immediately pours down the side of the can. Then, it’s all but inevitable as you move the can and pan around the room, that you step in an over-pour and bring that with you too—on the bottoms of your shoes! You might be able to trace your own steps down the hall if you leave the drop cloth before it dries.
The key—as with many paint messes and frustrations—is to cut the problem short at its source. Hyde’s Pour and Roll looks like it makes perfect sense for this common frustration, converting the can’s lid to a pitcher where you can cut off over-pour at the source. Inside the lid—and this might be my favorite part—is a nice straightedge to strike off your brush when dipping directly into the can.
If you’re using a 4-inch roller—awesome for small rooms, getting behind radiators and toilets, raised panel doors and fast-painting trim (I always strike off rolled-on door or trim paint with a brush for a smoother finish), Pour and Roll has an integrated roller screen so you can roll right out of the can. This not only helps keep the job site clean, but it means that, on some projects, there is no roller pan to clean.
Hyde’s Pour and Roll comes in two models: one for plastic paint pails and one for metal.
That’s how we roll: clean.