These plastic pails and pots have sizes marked with accurate measurements on the side. Qt. size marked every 4 oz. 2-1/2 Qt. every 8 oz. and the 5 Qt. marked every 16 oz. The empty pails work well for mixing up epoxy or polyester resins, paint and varnish.
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how high is the 5 qt pail?does it come with lids?thnx
No it doesn't come with lidsRegardsJL
I'm mixing a 5:1 ratio in the cups. But how do I know what lines to pour to?
Its simple math. Depends how much u pour in
That depends on how much end product you need. If you need 6 oz of epoxy, first fill the cup to the 1 oz line with hardener (I assume that it is 1 part hardener to 5 parts resin, and not the other way around. I am also assuming that it is epoxy that you are mixing), then fill the same cup to the 6 oz line with the resin. Mix thoroughly and apply. I hope this helps
Does the 5 quart size have a metal handle?
None of our plastic paint pails have handles on them, thank you.
Is there a variety (of sizes) pack?Each pk of five (5) includes: all one (1) size, or a variety of sizes?
We do not offer a variety pack.
is there a lid for the 16 oz. plastic paint pail ?
MARTHA'S VINEYARD CONSTRUCTION CO
Yes, there is a lid that fits both pint and quart paint pails, part number PS1PPL
are the cups graduated?
Yes, the cups are graduated several different ways. There is a straight volume scale with 2 oz increments and 50 ml increments. There are also 7 different ratio related scales such as 3:1:1, 4:1:1, 4:2:1, and 4 others.
Yes, in quite a few ratios
MARTHA'S VINEYARD CONSTRUCTION CO
Hi,Yes they are graduated.I really like them for epoxy.JL
The measurement markings on the quart dissolved in the epoxy
When my gloved hands got some curing epoxy on the exterior of these quart pails, the measurement markings dissolved! Subsequently I could not get further use from the these pails and had to discard them (this has never happened to me, and I typically expect to get several uses from cleaned epoxy mixing pails). However, the 8-oz cups did not behave similarly.
Good for one-time use only
I use these pots to mix epoxy. In the past I have been able to re-use them several times. The latest batch, though, I can only use once. When I clean up with acetone, the graduated markings on the container wash right off. The older versions did not have this problem. I'm very disappointed in the quality reduction.
I have always shied away from using mixing containers rather than re-purposing deli containers or milk jugs (which is what I use for epoxy since the pumps do the measuring). However, when I had to mix a three component paint at 4:1:1 I really appreciated having the ratio increments provided on these paint pails. There are increments for 1:1 through 6:1 with additional increments for a third component. e.g. 4:2:1 etc Sometimes worth the cost and environmental impact of non re-usable container.
Versatile and inexpensive
These are great little containers that make it easy to paint or glue, and have convenient measures. Also great for small part storage or to hold screws etc at job sites.
great choice for small batches of epoxy
Works as advertised
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
best in the business
great mix cups for small batchs of epoxy- measure graduations on cup are accurate and show different ratios- outstanding. I have bought cups like this from many others, but none have the feature and durability of these
Life saver for time and mixing!
I'm working on a boat restoration so having a graduated mixing container for the two part expoxy made this easy.
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The various measurement markings made it very easy to measure out just the correct amount of thinner for my paint and the particular application.