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Paintbrush Holder

To minimize the mess of dripping paint, keep the brush somewhere contained. Attach a strong magnet to the inside of a clean metal paint pail. Keep your paintbrush in place with the magnet, brush side down, when not in use.

Comments (20)

  • 31 Oct, 2010

    Lowes sells a nice size paint container (rubber?) with a handle on the side---you slide you hand through, palm toward the container (very comfortable) and it also has a magnet for the paintbrush. I've used it many times---it's invaluable, esp. when you have to climb a ladder to cut in, the container is right there comfortably in your hand. AND, it's made of material that's super easy cleanup, the paint comes right off. Better than a metal pail any day.

  • 18 Aug, 2010

    Also, I put the magnet in a freezer zip bag first - then you can just dispose of the baggie and cleanup is a breeze!

  • 4 Mar, 2010

    Never seen a paint bucket that clean after use. Good idea though.

  • 27 Feb, 2010

    will work with any bucket if you make a clip out of feromagnetic sheetmetal and bend it in a vise!

  • 27 Feb, 2010

    rare earth magnets work best

  • 27 Feb, 2010

    I think is a great idea if you use a metal bucket. You need to use a good magnet, it should still work on the metal bucket.

  • 26 Feb, 2010

    Does not work inside bucket if you use a bucket liner. Drips if you use it outside. Not a great tip.

  • 26 Feb, 2010

    Does not work inside bucket if you use a bucket liner. Drips if you use it outside. Not a great tip.

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    Do you realize that Hollix meant only the magnet on the outside of the bucket, silly?

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    Do realize that if you put the magnet on the OUTSIDE of the bucket, your wet paint brush will drip on your floor!

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    The magnet could go on the OUTside of the bucket and stay cleaner that way.

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    In addition to macgrift's idea, you could always attach a strong magnet to a clothes pin, chip clip, or something similar, then clip that onto the rim of your paint can before attaching your paint brush to the magnet (as explained by the MS idea).

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    Right On, macgrift!!!! You made this tip Logical and Green! Love that!

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    great idea macgrift !! very clever... you should work for Martha

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    If painting directly from the original can, peel back a little paper and put the magnet on the outside. When you need to pause, wipe off the brush inside the can. Then slip a pleated sandwich bag--the thinnest kind--over the bristles. Attach your brush outside the can. Keep extra bags in your pocket in case the phone rings.

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    What a GREAT idea! I will definitely use it next time I paint :0)

  • 25 Feb, 2010

    What a GREAT idea! I will definitely use it next time I paint :0)

  • 7 Dec, 2008

    awesome idea

  • 16 Nov, 2008

    Great Idea, we are just about to paint our kitchen and dinning room. We will use this idea.

  • 16 Nov, 2008

    Fabulous idea!!! Thank you.