This 2.5 gallon open head steel pail features tapered sides. This pail features a rust inhibitor and is UN rated (UN1A2/Y1.9/100).Because it is taper sided without beads, these pails can nest into one another for easy storage. This pail is suitable for carrying Packing Group II and III material, making it ideal for many paints, adhesives as well as mild chemicals and solvents.

Key benefits:
  • UN Rated UN1A2/Y1.9/100
  • Taper sided allowing for buckets to nest into one another
  • Rust inhibitor prevents the pail from rusting prior to being filled and is not intended to act as a lining

Pails vs. Buckets
Need assistance with deciding the best pail or bucket for your applications? Our wide range of buckets and pails allow you to choose the right style for your needs. With countless uses, these containers are great due to their versatility. Discover the Differences of Pails and Buckets and the factors to decide when determining the best packaging for your products.


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
Capacity2.5 gal.
Dimensions10.91" Dia. (bottom) x 11.74" Dia. (top) x 8" H
Weight2.2 lbs.
Pallet Pack144 ea.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
SeriesS3 Series
ClosureNo Cover
Steel GaugeNA/24/24 (Top/Body/Bottom)
UN Rating LiquidUN1A2/Y1.9/100
Note:*Pail is UN Rated w/Cover Only
*Pail covers sold separately
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is the height of 26W25B 2.5 Gallon Black Open Head Steel Pail, UN Rated, Unlined? Can you provide complete specifications sheet and drawing?
Thank you for your question. The height of the 2.5 Gallon Black Open Head Steel Pail is 8". You can locate the specifications sheet by clicking here or by viewing the Additional Information section of the product page. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
What kind of linings are offered for open head steel pails?
The Cary Company offers rust inhibitor coated, Epoxy Phenolic Lined, Gold Phenolic Lined, and Pigmented Phenolic Lined pails.
What is an open head steel pail typically used for?
Non-UN rated unlined open head steel pails with rust inhibitor coatings are great for non-hazardous applications such as coatings, scrap metal, powders and more. UN rated open head steel pails can come with a rust inhibitor enamel, a gold or clear phenolic lining, a pigmented phenolic lining, or an epoxy phenolic lining. UN Rated open...
What kind of closures are compatible with open head steel pails?
Because open head steel pails are containers with removable lids, The Cary Company offers cover types including lug (crimped) and dish (lever lock ring).
What kind of accessories do you offer for open head steel pails?
The Cary Company offers various accessories such as tops, closing/opening tools, linings, heaters, and pumps for your open head steel pail.
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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