This is a 1 gallon (128 fl. oz.) unlined metal paint can without ears. While generally used for solvents and oil-based products, it can also be used to package coatings, adhesives, mastics and other viscous products. Rings and plugs have three points of contact (tripletite) to prevent paint from migrating out of cans while remaining easy for consumers to open.

Key benefits:

  • Gray or gold epoxy phenolic linings are available with environmentally-friendly, product-resistant powder stripe placed over the side seam.
  • Paint cans with ARMLOKS are certified to UN Performance Oriented Packaging (Part 173.27), U.S. Postal Service and UPS requirements.
  • Full lithography is available on cans and plugs.
  • Metal paint cans contain 25% post-consumer recycled content and are 100% recyclable.

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Looking to learn more about paint cans? The Cary Company has you covered, whether it’s walking through How to Open a Paint Can The Right Way without damaging your container, or demonstrating How to Close a Paint Can to maintain a spill-free space and long shelf-life. We are here to support you from the moment you pop the lid off of your paint can to the second you decide to throw it out. By diving into How to Dispose of Paint Cans, we hope to promote proper and environmentally conscious methods of throwing out paint and recycling paint cans.


This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity1 gal.
Dimensions6.608" Dia. x 7.6875" H
Weight0.62 lbs.
Pallet Pack336 ea.
Pallet Dimensions44" L x 56" W x 52" L
Pallet Weight278.856 lbs.
Country of ManufactureCanada
Note:Any filling temperature above 130°F could create a vacuum in the container and cause side wall paneling.
Please note that some metal paint cans may have minor imperfections.
Q & A
Customer Questions
What type of metal is this paint can made of?
Most metal paint cans are made of tin-plated steel. The steel component gives the container strength. The tin plating adds corrosion resistance to protect the can from the chemical composition or corrosive effects of the can’s contents.
Some of these paint cans are called unlined or lined. What are these linings? And what does unlined mean?
Lined cans are lined with either epoxy phenolic or gold phenolic lining. Epoxy phenolic lining is a gray-colored lining that is used for alkaline products, fatty acids, detergents, emulsions, general organic chemicals, surfactants and water-based resins. The epoxy-phenolic linings have been designed to provide outstanding chemical resistance in a pH range of 7.0 – 9.0. Gold phenolic lining is a gold-colored lining that is a good option for solvents and oil-based products. Gold phenolic linings are also FDA approved, which makes them safe for food products.

Unlined paint cans are sprayed or rinsed with a rust inhibitor that helps slow rusting prior to filling the cans with a specific product. Unlined paint cans are good for holding oil-based or solvent coatings.
Can this metal paint can be recycled?
Yes, metal paint cans can be recycled. As steel retains its properties through the recycling process, it can be recycled repeatedly. Old metal paint cans are used to make tools, equipment and building materials. In fact, many of our metal paint cans are made of at least 25% post-consumer content.
Can I put food products in this metal paint can?
Paint cans with a gold phenolic lining are safe for food products.
Do you sell lids and bails for this paint can?
Yes, you can purchase both lids and bails (metal handles) for various paint cans. Cans sold without lids have compatible lids listed in the Related Products section of that paint can’s product page. The Cary Company also has paint can clips, overseal rings, opening and closing tools, paint can mixers and even shipping supplies specifically for paint cans.
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Do you offer labeling services?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as in-mold labeling, screen printing, label printing and application services. You can request a quote from our design team by calling 630.629.6600 or emailing Sales@TheCaryCompany.com. For more information regarding the services we offer, please go to our Design Services page. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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Peter H.   published 06/29/2023 following an order made on 09/06/2023


Very good, meeting my expectations, I strongly recommend!

Peter H.   published 01/08/2023 following an order made on 12/19/2022


My customer was been very happy with this item. It meets their expectations.

Anonymous customer   published 07/08/2022 following an order made on 07/06/2022


Good product and good competitive pricing.