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  • Writer's pictureJed Roper

Storing Touch Up Paint Left By Your Painter

Touch-up paint is essential for keeping your home's paint job looking its best. However, if you don't store it properly, it can quickly dry out or spoil. Here are some tips on how to store touch-up paint like a pro:

  1. Label the paint cans. Make sure to label each paint can with the name of the paint color, the room where it was used, and the date it was opened. This will help you to keep track of the paint and ensure that you use the right color for touch-ups.

  2. Store the paint in a cool, dry place. Paint should be stored in a cool, dry place where it will not be exposed to extreme temperatures or humidity. This will help to prevent the paint from drying out or spoiling. The ideal temperature range for storing paint is 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Keep the paint cans closed tightly. This will help to prevent the paint from evaporating and to keep it from contaminating.

  4. Check the paint periodically. Inspect the paint periodically to make sure that it is still good. If the paint has thickened or separated, it may not be suitable for use.

Here are some additional tips:

  • If you are not going to use the paint right away, store it in the original container. This will help to protect the paint from evaporation and contamination.

  • If you are storing the paint for a long period of time, you may want to consider transferring it to a smaller container. This will help to reduce the amount of air in the container and prevent the paint from drying out.

  • Do not store paint in direct sunlight or near heat sources. This can cause the paint to heat up and spoil.

  • If you are storing the paint in a cold climate, you may want to wrap the container in bubble wrap or newspaper to insulate it. This will help to prevent the paint from freezing.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your touch-up paint will be stored properly and will be ready to use when you need it.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when storing touch-up paint:

  • Avoid storing paint in areas where it may be exposed to moisture, such as the basement or garage.

  • If you are storing the paint in a metal can, make sure that the can is rust-proof.

  • If you are storing the paint for a long period of time, it is a good idea to label the can with the expiration date, type of paint, sheen and color and base code if it has one.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your touch-up paint will last for many years to come.



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