Some liquids are more precious than others, and it’s amazing how much of a substance stays trapped in the tube even once it’s been squeezed and wrung by eager hands. Ask an artist who needs that last precious drop of cadmium for the palette, the contractor who’s applying bottle after bottle of expensive sealant to a window, the beautician who goes through endless bottles of hair dye, or for that matter, anyone who remembers the Great Depression. The tube wringer not only reduces waste but it will help you to keep working more cleanly whether in a salon, a workshop, or your house. Using a razor to carefully slice open a container just to extract the last fateful ounce works, but it’s far from ideal. The tube wringer uses pressure so well that it leaves every tube sapped dry and paper thin.
USE AND CARE: This gadget is simply built and easy to use. It works best when it's dry because it's easier to position, allowing the rollers to more firmly grip the sides of whatever you're squeezing. Simply open the jaws, insert the end of the tube that's opposite the cap, clamp the jaws down and turn the key clockwise. As you turn, the tube will be crimped and wrung through the rollers, forcing every last bit of what's inside to the opening. Make sure to wipe off anything that might have gotten on the rollers in the process, especially paint, caulk, glue, or any adhesive material that may become more difficult to clean once it's dried. Clean with soap and warm water and towel or air dry.