Every time you wipe your brush on the edge of a paint can, you get a little more paint into the groove. Pretty soon, you have paint dripping down the side.

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Stretch a piece of reinforced strapping tape across the top of the opened can and pinch the sticky sides together to make a terrific brush-wiping edge. Duct tape or masking tape would work just as well, too.
—Herbert Akers, Rockville, Md.