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I have been reading about every post I can here, hoping to learn stuff I can't even think to ask about before I take on more jobs that I have to paint.

One think I have noticed is everyone saying to strain the paint, could someone explain this a little bit.. What do you strain it with, and then just into a new can?

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For small jobs they sell funnels. For larger jobs, they sell socks that will cover a 5 gal. pail. You want the transfer pail totally clean, new is good. A new pail is $3.00, build a few into your quote.
 

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I am still on small jobs, I will look for a funnel next time.

Thanks for the replies.
 

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Wax the insides with a good Carnuba or mold release wax and the old stuff will just peel away at the end of the day. I find it easier to let the buckets go, upside down overnight, and then just peel the film off. If you scratch them, it's over.
 

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We buy our strainers by the case. The one gallon ones work great for the sprayer. They can be bought the same place you buy your paint.
 

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i dont know how many gallons of new paint seem to have alot of trash in them..ive seen alot of trash with ici and some deep base paints. i like the 5 gallon bucket cover strainers that way u can box your paint while straining. plus i favor rolling out of 5 gallon buckets opposed to pans. as for spraying if you happen to use a 209 311 tip somewhere in the small range u will be sorry if u dont strain the paint all the time.
 

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The $1 strainer

I have found that Quenn size pany hose from the dollar store make wonderful strainers and they will fit over a 5 gal. bucket
 
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