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Ideas for a paint can holder? Answered

These last couple of weeks I've been buying paint for various projects. When I buy many cans, I bring a cart, so that's ok. But when I buy 1 or 2, I tend to carry it. I am strong enough to carry 10 lbs each arm, but the handles on these cans are really terrible. It's just a metal wire. Anyone got any ideas to make a reusable grip to carry these cans? It's just so I can comfortably carry the cans 5-6 blocks home, or to the subway.

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If you have shoulder straps from luggage or laptop cases,
you could clip both ends of the strap to the paint can handle and
shoulder the cans home.

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mole1

5 years ago

I'd try pipe insulation... just because I have some. It already has the cut. I don't know if it would hold up as well as hose, though, and it's a bit more bulky.

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Burf

5 years ago

Cut off a 6" to 8" long piece of garden hose and make one cut lengthwise in the hose. Slip the length of hose over the bail, the added surface area of the hose will prevent the wire bail from digging into your hand when carrying it.