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To keep the paint below the halfway point you have to shake or slap, but not wipe.
Related to the paint brush, that means you dip in about a third to pick up the paint, shake back down in to the can once or twice, and move to the work surface, once your level of paint is about halfway or below, then it works faster if you flick your wrist to slap the loaded brush against the side of the can to knock off the overload before moving to the work surface.
When people wipe the loaded brush on the rim of the can, it can only move the line of drying paint up towards the base of the brush. All those schemes of having a little plastic snap on rim to wipe against or driving a bunch of nail holes around the edge so the wiped paint flows back into the can are fantasy.
Never wipe. Always shake or slap. But only with paint brushes, not babies or lovers or your naughty bits, those you want to wipe.