How long can paint be stored?

Questions & AnswersCategory: General Paint QuestionsHow long can paint be stored?
Anonymous asked 7 months ago

Need to no how long paint can be stored in a closed 5 gallon bucket.

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MagicDave Staff answered 7 months ago

If the lid is properly secured, and if kept in a cool but not freezing or hot place… both acrylic and oil paint may last up to 5 years or so before internal chemical changes render it non performing… this is assuming a FULL container… if only partially full, then it usually oxidizes rapidly and may only be useful for 1-2 years… Also cheaper grade products will not last as long as higher grade products…

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