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pliers... to help prevent this problem i started using press and seal wrap. i make sure the bottle and cap is clean, using paint thinner and a paper towel ,making sure the lip is dry. then i cut a round piece of press of wrap.and..press and seal the top of the paint bottle . Works best on new bottles... keeps the cardboard disc clean ..and you can shake the paint.. just replace the wrap and seal after each use...takes a little more time. but i hate using pliers. i always seem to grip to tightly and bend the lid.may as well toss the bottle after that

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A lot of times I'm able to open those stubborn lids on the jars by placing a rubber band on the lid and then gripping it to open the jars. It works most of the time for me. And yes when open I usually clean the top or lip of the jar with some brush cleaner/thinner and wipe it off.

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Hold the bottle by the cap under running hot water with pliers. Grip the cap with the pliers at the very top of the lid so as not to damage the threads on the cap. After you are done with the paint, wipe the excess paint out of the cap and from around the top of the bottle.

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After you've gotten the bottles open and you've cleaned up the cap and threads, get some Glad Press and Seal and cut a piece big enough to cover the bottle top. Apply it there and then screw the cap back on. No more stuck lids.

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What ever you do don't put the cap in a vise and twist the glass with your hand.....

I did that when I was 11 and still have the scar between my thumb and index finger (6 stitches and a very upset mom)

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