New life for juice container

I am just starting to work with furniturewith painting, staining, mixing of colors. My thought is to reuse container with chalk paint, leftover mixed paint, for easy viewing and reuse of leftover paint, what do you think?
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  13 answers
  • LJ Elliott LJ Elliott on Jan 18, 2015
    Works great, I do it all the time...I buy 5 gal. of white paint & mix my own colors...then store them in my many empty kitty litter containers..soooo much easier to carry around a gal of paint, and so easy to pour & shake...I hate leaving paint in a half empty can !!!!

  • I LOVE that idea! I'm gonna clip it :-D

  • Myrna Engle Myrna Engle on Jan 18, 2015
    Fantastic. I use coffee creamer jars for flower seeds for my meadow. Good storage for paints to.

  • Jenny Sauerwein Jenny Sauerwein on Jan 18, 2015
    I use glass jars from jelly, spaghetti sauce, etc. after I've eaten the food and washed the jars. I use some plastic jelly jars, also. I store all my leftover paints in these and label them with the colors because paint cans always end up rusting around the lid and when I take the lid off, little pieces of rust fall into the paint. It drives me crazy! I've also used a lot of baby food jars when I have just a little paint left over; this way the small amount won't dry up in the big jars that have just a small amount of paint and a lot of air.

  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Jan 19, 2015
    I was told by an elder who spent his life painting and returning for touchups to long term clients that he always turned the paint container upside down after it had been opened for the first time to prevent the 'skin' from forming. This has never failed me. One container was a 5 yr gap between uses.

  • Jessica Pickett Jessica Pickett on Jan 19, 2015
    As simple as this idea is I never thought about it-so thank you very much

  • CK CK on Jan 19, 2015
    I used a bottle exactly like this to store some left over custom-mixed paint That was about 8 years's still fine :-)

  • Carole Carole on Jan 19, 2015
    I use glass coffee jars with screw on lids for anything like Mineral turpentine and methylated spirits that I need to wash brushes in. Not all paints wash out with water. These are then stored for chemical disposal day at our local tip. Plastic containers with screw on lids are also good. No danger of broken glass if they get knocked over. I used a funnel to fill plastic bottles with used chemicals for disposal.

  • My only thought on doing this is to be aware that some chemicals in paints may have a reaction to the plastics used in todays containers. Also the plastic is not all that strong as you would think. Not saying not to use them for this, but most of these types of containers are really fragile and overtime become brittle and can crack with the slightest bump. Also Paints exposed to light tend to fade, Even when stored as a liquid. If your keeping the paints be sure to put in dark closet out of daylight.

  • Jan472175 Jan472175 on Jan 27, 2015
    I use them all the time it's easy to shake dip and do touch ups!

  • Peter Evans Peter Evans on Jan 29, 2015
    Yes good idea, also using baby powder food container, put left over paint in, seal with the plastic lid that comes with it and then turn upside down, paint will last for ever ,the same go's with paint in the tin ,seal lid well then turn upside down, make sure it is sealed well through

  • Sandra Smith Dornick Sandra Smith Dornick on Jan 29, 2015
    Well this was a slap to the forehead moment. I have all these cans of paint, don't know how much is left in each and what color. This is so simple one look on the shelf and I know exactly what I have and how much doing it this way. Going to have to start drink juice now. Thanks.

  • Dalemoore Dalemoore on Feb 01, 2015
    I have a question on storing paints I've just started crafting and painting and I wanted to make some chalk paint and use it but I was told you had to use it when its made or it would get to stiff to use so how will I figure out how much to mix and have to much and need to store it

    • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Mar 22, 2015
      @Dalemoore I have had some paint for over three months..and they are fine. You might have to add a drop or two of water and mix well..but the paint, as long as it has been sealed in a air tight jar will be fine.