Paintbrush Holder Email Print 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. Tags Decorating Painting Comments (20) Add a Comment Tuftongirl 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. HeatYourSkin 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! psbrady54 4 Mar, 2010 Never seen a paint bucket that clean after use. Good idea though. larissa1 27 Feb, 2010 will work with any bucket if you make a clip out of feromagnetic sheetmetal and bend it in a vise! larissa1 27 Feb, 2010 rare earth magnets work best dauna 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. LeaAdele 26 Feb, 2010 Does not work inside bucket if you use a bucket liner. Drips if you use it outside. Not a great tip. LeaAdele 26 Feb, 2010 Does not work inside bucket if you use a bucket liner. Drips if you use it outside. Not a great tip. janinesfunday 25 Feb, 2010 Do you realize that Hollix meant only the magnet on the outside of the bucket, silly? chipsnitcher 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! Hollix 25 Feb, 2010 The magnet could go on the OUTside of the bucket and stay cleaner that way. kabalduc 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). saslee 25 Feb, 2010 Right On, macgrift!!!! You made this tip Logical and Green! Love that! lburt 25 Feb, 2010 great idea macgrift !! very clever... you should work for Martha macgrift 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. Franster 25 Feb, 2010 What a GREAT idea! I will definitely use it next time I paint :0) Franster 25 Feb, 2010 What a GREAT idea! I will definitely use it next time I paint :0) shellybo36 7 Dec, 2008 awesome idea TEALBLUE 16 Nov, 2008 Great Idea, we are just about to paint our kitchen and dinning room. We will use this idea. Sharon Carbine 16 Nov, 2008 Fabulous idea!!! Thank you.