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 7⁄32 " 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