How to clean a bucket grid / screen?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Painting Tool Use and CareHow to clean a bucket grid / screen?
Alex asked 10 years ago

I recently painted my exterior using a 5 gal bucket and roller grid/screen. Worked wonderfully, never will use a tray again. But I’m wondering if there are any tricks or tips for cleaning the grid. There is a lot of paint dried on it. I used Dunn Edwards Endurawall elastomeric acrylic. I’m sure there are tricks of the trade to get these cleaned.

2 Answers
Anonymous answered.

The only trick is to throw it away and get a new one. Roller grids are cheap and it is impossible to keep them from clogging up sooner or later.

Lily answered.

Lay the paint grid flat in a shallow pan and spray it down heavily with Kru Kutter. Use a green scotch Brite scrubbing pad and rinse