Asked on May 9, 2017

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

Caseyem11Susan SavareseDeb22697103


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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