Have you ever painted your home or had a contractor paint it for you?
Perhaps, afterward, you were stuck with buckets of extra paint?
If so, you may be wondering how long the leftover paint lasts after the job is done.
Many people save it for touch ups and future home improvements. But, you may have some questions on how to preserve the paint, so it lasts until you need it.
Are you aware that with proper care, paint can last more than 10 years?
Mussio Painting Company in Ann Arbor answers the top 3 commonly asked questions about paint storage below:
1. Is all leftover paint good for reuse?
It depends on how much time the paint has been exposed to air, which causes it to harden. To minimize exposure, you can pour the paint you actually use into a roller pan until you need more. Keep the rest of the new paint in a closed bucket as much of the time as possible.
2. How do I seal the paint can?
There are many ways to ensure you have a good seal on a paint can. First, you should clean the cover of excess paint to ensure there is no room for air pockets. Secondly, lay a piece of plastic wrap atop the paint before pressing the lid down. Thirdly, to ensure no air escapes, use a rubber mallet to tap the lid down firmly.
3. Where should I store it?
People will tell you different things. However, storing paint in a climate-controlled environment is best. In addition, leaving paint cans on a concrete, stone or tile floor can produce moisture that will cause rust over time, possibly resulting in distortion of the original paint color.
If you’re concerned about the amount of leftover paint, a painting project can leave when the job is through, no worries! Mussio Painting Company in Ann Arbor will take the leftover paint, so you don’t have to worry about where to store it, or how much space it will take up. Call (734) 995-2646 to receive a detailed bid. We treat every home as our own!