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,

Danny

3 COMMENTS

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

    • 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.

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