Some of the best commercial painters I know use some of these tricks! That and I have a project coming up tomorrow (staining my mother-in-law’s deck) that I’ll be using some of these for. For one, I’ll definitely be using a rubber band, two, I’ll definitely be making use of plastic wrap on the lid so it doesn’t get stuck… There is so much experienced person common sense items here its crazy. You’d need to actually work with an expert to figure half of these out. I have a friend of mine who has a group in Colorado. They are all exerienced Boulder house painters that share tips. We get a lot of good information from just talking to these guys. I’ll make sure that I show them this post so that they can pitch in some good ideas!