Ideas for storing paint?

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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 26, 2018

    If you are asking where to store paint. I have always stored mine in the house at room temperature. Storing it in a hot shed or outside will cause it to get really thick and unusable. I have an armoire where I store stains and quarts of paint in and the rest goes on shelves in the spare bathroom. When I'm ready to use the gallons I just take them to Sherwin Williams or wherever I purchased and have them shake them up again.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jul 27, 2018

    When ready to store I put a ring of vaseoline around the lip of the can where the lid sits, place saran wrap over the top of the can replace the lid, gently tap on on to secure for future use. I live in San Diego so I can easily store in my garage or my paint shed.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jul 27, 2018
    Another suggestion is to use a product called ‘Bloxygen’. You just spray it into the paint can and close the lid. It has 2 properties that allow it to work. 1-it is heavier than air, so it creates a barrier over the paint, and 2-it displaces oxygen so that only the product is left over the paint.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Aug 01, 2018

    If you have small amounts, you can transfer it to a smaller plastic or glass jar so you don't have the cumbersome large 3/4 empty can!

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    • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Aug 03, 2018

      Oh, I see. My paint has never frozen in our non-insulated garage and it gets very hot and is fine. Good luck!!

  • DJP53 DJP53 on Aug 26, 2018

    Thank you all very much for your responses, I think I can come up with something to go with it now!! Great help!!