I have heard about putting a rubber band over the paint pot to stop the can from getting covered in paint but have never tried it. Then, a couple of days ago, I found myself painting a sign for a friend and I wanted to do it under our pergola instead of the back yard, as we have had on and off spots of rain a fair bit lately. I knew that if I got paint on the seating or the brick in the pergola area - I wasn't going to be popular with the husband who build it all!
So I decided that trying the rubber band over the can might be a good idea for me to have a go at under these circumstances!
Here's what I did...
Green-ness: 3/5 for not wasting paint and for reusing a rubber band!
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for not wasting paint and reusing a rubber band already in your possession!
Time cost: 10 seconds to find and install the rubber band onto the paint pot
Skill level: awesomely basic!