I love a good entrepreneurial story. Take this coffee can as an example. In 2001, an enterprising fellow named Mark Bergman devised this can to help him with his painting chores. Not long after, the can underwent some cosmetic and utilitarian refinement and evolved into the hugely successful Handy Paint Pail. A clever magnetic holder keeps your brush wet and in place right in the pail. That means no more tell-tale trails of paint showing where you walked while painting. An adjustable strap cuts down on hand fatigue. The rim makes for a handy paint scraper, resulting in a mess-free, or at least mess-less project! They even make liners for the pail that are 100 percent recycled. Available at Home Depot and a load of other home improvement retailers. Ace Hardware carries them online for about $12.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.