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Syringes for measuring paint

Syringes are ideal for measuring paints. I keep two styles. One has a straight tip and is often referred to as a catheter-feeding syringe. The other has a curved tip and is used for irrigating tooth extractions. Available from several sources — Amazon, for one, or medical supply stores — they range in size from 15-60cc and are graduated in 1cc increments, and often with ½-ounce markings as well. 

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