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When to Use Leftover Paint?

By: Danny Lipford

Can of used red paint.

I have some paint that is two years old. Is it still good to use? -Lloyd

Hi Lloyd,

If your paint hasn’t been allowed to freeze and hasn’t dried up in the container, it should be okay.

Stir it well, strain it through a piece of screen wire, and try it on a spot to see if it dries properly before painting with it.

Good luck with your project,




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When to Use Leftover Paint?