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Jam jar lid EMERGENCY help needed

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Deckthehallswithdesperation Fri 03-Jul-15 17:33:07

I'm poised to paint & the bloody lid is stuck on the jam jar I decanted paint into last night (waterbased eggshell). Any ideas how to safely open it?

Deckthehallswithdesperation Fri 03-Jul-15 17:34:39

Wayhey! Emergency over. I must have arms like Popeye grin

GoldfishSpy Fri 03-Jul-15 17:34:48

Tap the edge of the lid gently on the work top all the way round then try again.

MagpieCursedTea Fri 03-Jul-15 17:51:23

I love an exciting, fast paced thread wink
Happy painting!

DoloresLandingham Sat 04-Jul-15 10:25:14

I love a live jam jar thread.

specialsubject Sat 04-Jul-15 12:08:13

for future ref: physics 101. Put boiling water in a shallow bowl, rest the jar lid down in it. The lid is metal and will expand more quickly than the glass.

glad your emergency is resolved.

Marmitelover55 Sat 04-Jul-15 12:50:15

I realise you have sorted it but I find putting on rubber gloves makes it much easier to open jars/bottles etc

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