Have you recently moved into your home or renovated your home? As we all know it’s rare to finish the whole painting project without any leftover paint and which finally ends up being put up in a corner or entirely thrown away. You can reuse leftover paint for small painting projects if you take certain precautions. Storing and organizing your paint in airtight containers can extend its shelf life and reusing leftover paint can also save you money for your next home improvement project. Contact our Connecticut painters for interior painting services.
Here are 4 tips for storing and organizing leftover paint.
TIP 1: USE SMALL CONTAINERS
Why waste paint when you can store and reuse them? Using small glass jars, glass canning jars, lidded mason jars, or small plastic box storage are the perfect containers to store excess paint. You could also reuse the existing airtight glass jars that are available at your house. Also, using small containers can help you stay organized and they occupy less space and in fact, the leftover paint lasts longer if it is stored in smaller containers with less air.
TIP 2: LABEL THE CONTAINERS
Once all the paint is transferred into airtight glass jars or plastic containers the next step is to label them. Labeling the cans can save you time because instead of opening each jar and determining which color paint is contained within, it is easier to identify by simply looking at the labeled cans especially when you want to reuse the spare paint. Use numbers or names to identify them for later usage. You can also segregate the containers based on the room, so next time you need some paint for touch-up in your living room, you know exactly which paint color container you need to use.
TIP 3: MIND THE TEMPERATURE
What is the right temperature to store paint? Well, the temperature can vary from 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15-27 Celsius). Ultimately keeping things around room temperature and avoiding sources from direct sunlight and heat is just about right to preserve paint from foul odor or any molds near the corners.
TIP 4: SEAL THE DEAL
If you happen to store the paint in the provided container or transfer it to airtight containers, it is absolutely essential to seal the cans to prevent the paint from drying out. Even a small gap that allows air to enter the container, as well as any minor damages or gaps around the lid, can completely ruin the leftover paint. Firstly clean around the edges of the container and place plastic wrap on the opening of the can and gently close the lid, this is a sure shot way of not allowing air to surpass.
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