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How To: Store excess paint

Spring is here! If you’re like us, you may find yourself getting into spring cleaning as the weather gets warmer and the days longer. 

If you have recently undertaken a house painting project, you may come across tins of paint as you declutter.  Properly stored paint can last for years and, if well organised, it is easy also to find and use when you need it.

Here are our top tips on how to store paint:

  • Cover the top of the paint can with plastic wrap, place the lid on securely and store upside down.  The paint will create a tight seal around the lid and will remain fresher for when you want to use it. 

  • Store away from extreme heat or cold.

  • Make a paint line around the outside of the tin at the paint level, using the paint from that tin.  This means at a glance, you can see both the colour and how much is left. 

  • Keep the tins in a cool dry place.

  • To keep paint from drying into the top lip of the can, use a nail and hammer and put holes around the indented lip of the can.  When you are using the paint, brush the excess on the side and it will flow back into the can.

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