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21 Nifty Ways to Reuse Plastic Jugs and Bottles at Home

The Family Handyman Logo By Jenny Stanley of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 21: Make a Paint Tray with a HandleFor small paint jobs, I find that a 4-in. paint roller works great with an old gallon-size iced tea jug serving as a disposable roller tray. I just cut out part of the plastic to create a place to dip the roller. It even has a built-in carrying handle. When I’m done, I just throw the jug away. — Fred Thies. Plus: Check out these best-kept secrets of professional painters.

Make a Paint Tray with a Handle

For small paint jobs, I find that a 4-in. paint roller works great with an old gallon-size iced tea jug serving as a disposable roller tray. I just cut out part of the plastic to create a place to dip the roller. It even has a built-in carrying handle. When I’m done, I just throw the jug away. — Fred Thies. Plus: Check out these best-kept secrets of professional painters.
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