You have leftover paint in your store. You have a new paint job in mind for your living room and you’re wondering if the leftover paint is reusable. Find out some tips in this article on how to tell if a paint is good or not.
How to identify your stored paint if is out of date
If there’s one thing you should avoid doing to paint, it’s putting it in contact with the air. So, understand that air and paint do not mix well. That’s why it’s essential to store your paint in a container with cling film before putting it in your store. After storing your paint, you need 3 techniques to know if the paint is still good or already spoiled. The 3 techniques that tell you about the good condition of your paint are the expiring date of the paint, its smell, and its deposit on the stirring pallet. So, if you see that your paint has passed its expiring date, you should know that your paint is spoiled already, same if it smells bad. Also, you should use the stirring technique in case the previous techniques are correct.
What happens if you use paint that is no longer in good condition?
When the paint is no longer in good condition it can automatically and negatively be noticed in the brush and on the roller. Drying also becomes difficult. The performance in terms of gloss is not effective. This should lead you to always check the condition of your stored paint before using it, this will prevent you from having very bad results. It is also a way to save time. You should never forget to do this check because it will help you a lot.