When to Use Leftover Paint?

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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    June 29th, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Does paint get soapy or look sudsy ever? Someone is trying to tell me this ..

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 23rd, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Hi, Keith! Paint generally can endure a few freeze/thaw cycles. You should check the paint after a freeze/thaw cycle and determine whether the color and consistency are comparable to your expectations. Thanks for your question.

  • Keith Frederickson Says:
    May 21st, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Behr Deckover water based deck paint that has been frozen. It’s very expensive. If I stir it well, can it be used?

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When to Use Leftover Paint?