Painting can be a messy and time consuming chore, but it’s easier with the right tools — like a dedicated paint pail. With a magnetic brush holder and a scraper rim, they kick the crap out of a plain ‘ole bucket.
I’ve owned the Handy Paint Pail (pictured) for many years. It features a magnetic brush holder — that keeps the bristles of your brush off the bottom and prevents them from loading up with paint — and a built-in paint scraper that Bercom touts as a good way to avoid drips and reduce waste. (Though for what it’s worth, I’ve found that tapping the brush against the tall sides of the container works better.) The adjustable hand strap makes the pail feel good in your hand — and comfortable to hold for long periods of time.
Last time I painted a room, I discovered that Bercom also makes cheap disposable liners for the pail. These liners fit the pail so well that unlike most roller tral liners, you forget they’re there. The liners make cleaning the Pail as easy as removing the liner and throwing it away.
Street Pricing starts at $8 for the pail and $4 for a four-pack of liners — a small price to simplify and speed up your next painting project.