Patent Number: 6,253,951

Title: Apparatus and system for covering and protecting the rim of a paint can

Abstract: A paint can rim seal and groove protector that is simple and inexpensive in its manufacture and construction and easily allows the pouring of paint or other liquid from a can. A seal for a can rim includes a deformable rim seal having a width defined by an interior diameter smaller than the can rim and an exterior diameter larger than the can rim. A pressure sensitive releasable adhesive coating is provided on one surface of the deformable rim seal. In operation, the rim seal is aligned with the can rim with the adhesive coated side down. The rim seal is then removably placed on the rim. Interior and exterior edges of the rim seal are manually bent down to adhesively seal against the interior and exterior sidewalls of the can.

Inventors: Pruckler; Robert M. (Boulder, CO)


International Classification: B44D 3/12 (20060101); B65D 25/38 (20060101); B65D 25/40 (20060101); B65D 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018