rancid paint?


Old 12-06-02, 06:55 AM
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rancid paint?

just had a room taped & mudded, I am ready to prime and paint (and need to get it done quickly). I have on hand a partial 5 gallon bucket of Benjamin Moore Super Hide Primer. It's less than a year old. When I opened it, it smelled like something that had been in the back of the refrigerator too long. Really rank. Large reddish clumps in it. No "paint smell" at all. I assume paint does go bad... but this doesn't seem old enough for that. Any way I can save and use this??
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Old 12-06-02, 07:01 AM
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Spoiled Paint

Here is the test for that old can sitting in the garage!
If you suspect that stored paint has frozen and spoiled over the winter you can perform the following check after the paint has warmed to room temperature:

Does it smell sour?
Does it look like cottage cheese: thick and gooey?
Is the product still thick even after 5 minutes of shaking?

If the answer is yes to all of the above questions, the product cannot be used.

IS THIS PAINT BAD? PPG Paint School. Retrieved 06 December 2002. http://www.ppg.com/ppgaf/tips14.htm
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