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Published on February 28, 2019

Hey guys, Thank you so much for checking out this video.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY I had so much fun making this!
PLEASE if you do this send me your projects!
This is the casting resin I used, however I bought mine at micheals Canada and used a 40% off coupon and saved a bit of money

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Homemade Paint Tray

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Paint trays are handy tools to have around. Instead of dipping into the paint can to reload a roller or brush, just dispense a small quantity of paint into a tray. The long, wide surface easily accommodates all sizes of paintbrushes and rollers. Make your own paint trays using objects and materials lying around the house.

Requirements

Traditional paint trays feature a bed about 2 to 3 inches deep with an angled bottom that runs up to a shallower end, which is typically supported about 1 inch from the floor to make loading paint rollers easier. Before making your own paint tray, determine what your needs are. If you are using rollers, the tray needs to be wide enough to accept a roller. If you are planning to reuse the tray, it needs to be sturdy. For a quick, spur-of-the-moment job, a disposable tray might fit the bill.

Household Objects

Any household object that can hold paint is a potential paint tray. Look for objects that mimic the size and shape of a traditional paint tray for best results. Plastic storage containers or their lids work well, as do discarded cabinet drawers with a trash bag liner. Make sure your make-do tray is stable to prevent spills, which can be a costly disaster, particularly if the tray is resting on expensive floors or furniture.

Cardboard

A cut-down cardboard box or a shallow carton, such as those used for vegetable and soda cans, works well as a base. Since cardboard is paper and will absorb paint, improvise a lining. Try duct tape; it is smooth and waterproof and also serves to reinforce the cardboard. Or, fit the carton inside a heavy plastic bag and tuck the bag into the corners to create a liner. When you finish, turn the bag inside out to neatly dispose of the carton and the paint residue.

Use scrap plywood to fashion a tray. Cut out five pieces of plywood with a handheld cutting tool equipped with a carbide wheel to make the paint tray a flat box, similar to a drawer, or build it with a tilted bottom. Seal the corner seams of the box with latex caulking and allow it to dry. Apply a coat of paint to the inside and let it dry before using the tray to hold paint. The paint coating ensures the tray will not leak. Use a plastic bag as a liner if you intend to reuse the tray. The bag will keep paint from hardening in layers in the tray.

Homemade Paint Tray. Paint trays are handy tools to have around. Instead of dipping into the paint can to reload a roller or brush, just dispense a small quantity of paint into a tray. The long, wide surface easily accommodates all sizes of paintbrushes and rollers. Make your own paint trays using objects and … ]]>