Peyton the inventor of CanHOLDIT, Shown here using the Prototypes at HipHop Don’t Stop in Fargo North Dakota, 2010.
I invented and developed the CanHOLDIT in the summer of 2008. i was invited to paint a mural with Josh “JAWSH” Lemke in Gainesville Florida. We were both using a simple tool belt to hold several spray cans while traveling up and down scaffolding. It accurd to me that individual holsters for the cans would be a more efficient way to carry the paint. Returning to Minneapolis I drafted up some drawings and hired an old school shoe maker to construct the first prototypes. During the course of two years and several design changes, i paid for several holsters to be made and finally amassed the first prototypes of 8 holsters on a work belt (shown in picture) and named it, “CanHOLDIT.“
The first prototypes were made of high quality leather and tough canvas. It proved to be too expensive to manufacture. So i found a new manufacturer to make the product from a light weight vinyl and canvas, which is cheaper and easier to make as well as lighter around the waist. The CanHOLDIT will help one become a more efficient painter without bending over a zillion times or going up and down ladders and scaffolding to change cans and caps.