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How to Store Paint

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If you have leftover paint after a project, don't throw it out. Save it in case you need it in the future for touch-ups. It is important to store it properly so it will be useable down the road when you need it. Here is how to store paint:
http://greathomepainting.com/Home-Improvement-Blog/bid/255291/How-to-Store-Paint

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  • Elaine Simmons
    Elaine Simmons Florence, AZ
    on Jan 26, 2013

    I have found if I put some plastic wrap on it before putting on the lid, it helps immensely!

  • Great Home Painting
    Great Home Painting Morrisville, PA
    on Jan 26, 2013

    Thanks for the great tip Elaine! The plastic wrap creates an additional seal.

  • Tommy
    Tommy Norway
    on Feb 23, 2013

    Great tip, i also use. but also i've learnd from my father to always put the can upside down, then the paint will last for years.

  • Tommy
    Tommy Norway
    on Feb 23, 2013

    paint will seal the can, but be sure you have a tight lid :)

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Aug 16, 2013

    Some useful tips here. I would also suggest that, when marking the tin with the date etc, a line is also drawn indicating the amount of paint which is still left in the tin. Do you have any tips on how best to decant paint from a larger tin, preferably without pouring, especially if the tin is very large.

    • Valerie
      Valerie South Africa
      on Apr 13, 2015

      @Jan B. Hi Jan Thank you for your suggestion regarding the spouts. I will see if I can find something similar locally. I agree, Hometalk is fantastic for sharing ideas!

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