Paint Storage

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Old 06-20-13, 02:11 PM
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Question Paint Storage

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone might have some thoughts or suggestions to what I expect would be a common issue. Specifically after you open a can of paint. As we all know wiping the brush along the edge allows paint to collect in the seam of where the cover sits. Even when cleaning it there is always some residue remaining. When the cover is applied it now becomes very difficult to remove after being stored for an extended period of time. Or in many situations you find the cover has started to rust (from the latex-water based paint). At one point I was told that placing plastic wrap between the cover and can before closing would help. All I have seen this do is get stuck to the can which then requires it to be "peeled" off before you can start using it again.

Does anyone have any methods they find have worked or could recommend for storing paint? Allowing the can to not be ruined or impossible to open after storage.

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Old 06-20-13, 02:17 PM
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Using a work pot instead of painting out of the can the paint comes in helps. That along with taking your brush and removing as much of the paint as feasible from the lip keeps that part of the bucket cleaner and easier to seal and reopen. I've heard some say that taking a nail and cutting a few holes along the rim to let the paint run back into the bucket helps but I've never bothered to try it.
 
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