Asked on May 9, 2017

Is there an easy way to store unused paint for future use?

Caseyem11Susan SavareseDeb22697103
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Is it better to store it in the store bought can it came in? Should the can be turned upside down?
4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 9, 2017

    Store in a cool place and mark the can of which room it was marked for. Will not last forever .
  • Deb22697103
    on May 10, 2017

    I heard it was best to turn the can upside down to store. Any thoughts?
  • Susan Savarese
    on May 10, 2017

    I store my paints in Mason jars. I use the larger ones when needed. I suppose if it's almost a full gallon, that would be impossible, though. I mark mine with what the paint was used for and always take a picture of the top of the can should I need more. Otherwise, storing it as Janet suggested would be correct.
  • Caseyem11
    on May 10, 2017

    I also use wide mouth mason jars for extra paint and keep a photo of the formula. You can buy empty quart size paint tins for storing extra paint. I find that using the original gallon paint can for storing less than half of a gallon not so great.
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