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Clothesline tackles can-rim cleanup

To extend the longevity of stored paints, stains, and varnishes, I keep their can rims as clean as possible. To that end, I lay a short length of 732 " cotton clothesline in the rim. It keeps most of the finish out of the rim, and soaks up much of the rest. For final cleaning, a quick wipe with a rag does the trick. 
—Dennis Peterson, Lewiston, Idaho 

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