Here’s a way to cut down on cleanup time for small jobs, and all you have to do is take a break and grab a soda.

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A high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray unit works great for finishing projects, but it takes just as long to clean up after spraying a small project as it does for big ones. Here's a way to cut down on cleanup time for small jobs, and all you have to do is take a break and grab a soda.

Carefully cut the top off a clean, empty soda can, and drop it into your HVLP sprayer's fluid cup. Fill the can partially with finish. Keep the cup upright while spraying. When done, toss the soda can—no cup to clean up!
—Rud Vrbanic, Indiana, Pa.