Marilyn.....I have used some paint that was several years old but it was still pretty full. I stirred really well and used a piece of wood to see how it looked and was fine and continued to use on item I wished to paint. I also have opened cans that it was obvious that it was quite dry but most of those didn't have much paint left in them. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the answer!!
Open the can... if it's not dried out, not moldy/musty smelling, and it hasn't been frozen and thawed, should be good to go! I've used paint that was several years old and it was great.
thanks for the tip!, Marilyn
Paint doesn't really have an expiration date unless it's dried out in the can or has mold on it, and has been stored indoors.
Thanks so much!!
Paints that are latex based and never opened can be stored for up to 10 years. Cans of paint that have been opened should be used within 2 years.
Before you use it, take it to a paint store/department and have it re-shook in a machine. I had some Behr a while back that was older. Home Depot shook and tested it for me and it was fine.
As long as it doesn't dry out, skin over, or have mold it's good.