clogged paint can

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    clogged paint can

    My paint can kept clogging up the other day. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

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    Re: clogged paint can

    let me guess Rustoleum.

    Those things clog up worse that any other kind of paint I know. I am ususlly lucky to get 25% of the can used.

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    Re: clogged paint can

    its not the can its the cap...ur supposed to clear the cap after use...swap the cap out and itll work

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    Re: clogged paint can

    Mullreel said: View Post
    let me guess Rustoleum.

    Those things clog up worse that any other kind of paint I know. I am ususlly lucky to get 25% of the can used.
    How did you guess? The Painter's Touch brand doesn't clog up.

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    Re: clogged paint can

    jangofett76 said: View Post
    How did you guess? The Painter's Touch brand doesn't clog up.
    Ive had moss green clog up its VERY thick...also silver once....but it is better at not clogging they have been chaning all of the caps to the same cap as the painters touch

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    Re: clogged paint can

    I have had horrible luck with my Royal Blue cans in the past from Rustoleum. Even on the first use, they clog up as I was using it. Tried switching out the heads, cleaning them all kinds of stuff but the basic Rustoleum in the white can have a design problem.

    Like you said the Painters Touch and the 2X don't do it. I think they use a cheaper design of the can in thier base line.

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    yeh they did...recently I bought some primer and something else normal and it had the 2x painters touch design with the bigger cap...I do get some that do what your talking about as far as primer dark grey they get 2/3 to 1/4 full and clogg up

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    Re: clogged paint can

    Are you turning it upside down and spraying it to clear the nozzle when you're done? The only paint I've had problems with is the line striping yellow.

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    Yep, cleaning it out.

    These will clog up on you while you are using it the first time. The clogging I could deal with, the thing that got me irratated was when it started to drip aroung the nozzle, and not little drips. I finally just decided that was the price of using that style can and lived with it. Lifes too short to let a 3 dollar paint can ruin your day.

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    Re: clogged paint can

    Cans can clog as well , the way to clean them is to get a bamboo scewer and gently push the tip in to the valve (Note this is for Female cans for male cans just push the valve down with out the cap on it and it should clean out the clogged paint) the paint will spray out so, direct the spray on to old news paper or some thing , if its the cap , for acrylics soak in metho if its for enamels soak in white spirts, (white spirits will work also on acrylic laqures )
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    but you see that is a ton of work for a 3 dollar can of spray paint. lol

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    Re: clogged paint can

    I got a can of spruce green recently, and it had a new wide nozzle on it... Sprayed like a dream... Hoping that this is going to be done to all of the paints. The only kind besides the 'new nozzle' type that I HAVEN'T had trouble with is the aluminum bright coat.

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    Re: clogged paint can

    I'm going to buy a new can of royal blue.

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    Re: clogged paint can

    Man tried clearing out a can of rusto primer but its about 95% full and its clogged up its got a male top any tips BGHunter?

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