paint kettle

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paint kettle, paint pot

An open can with a bail (wire handle) for carrying or hanging on ladders while painting.
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The paint kettle is lightweight and easier to move around; if you do have a spillage it is a minor disaster rather than a major catastrophe.
When using a step-ladder, pour a small amount of paint into a paint kettle so it's easier to handle.
You can get round this by putting a small amount of paint into a paint kettle and working from that, so all the paint isn't ruined if the kettle becomes contaminated.
STEP 4 For oil-based paints, put a small amount of white spirit into a paint kettle or brush holder.
BLEND equal quantities of white emulsion paint with emulsion glaze in a paint kettle. Paint over the central panels of cupboard.
"First, you base coat the wall, then mix one part of the base colour with equal parts of white emulsion and water in a plastic bucket or paint kettle.
It is better to decant a little into either a paint kettle or a paint tray.
Use a paint kettle or any old plastic container that is big enough for the job.