There are so many questions about how to properly store paint, one of these is:
Is it safe to store paint in the house?
Extreme temperature changes can cause leftover paint to become unusable. Since we all know how prone Michigan is to that, it’s best if your paint is stored indoors. The best place to store your leftover paint is in your basement or in a cupboard.
What is the safe way to store paint? Store the tightly sealed paint can upside-down so that the paint will form a seal around the lid. Store paint cans in dry areas that will not freeze. Store paint cans away from sources of spark or flame.
Here are the safe way to store paint with a storing paint temperature of celsius
- •The temperature for storing paint should be between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15-27 Celsius).
- •Paint should be stored with very little air in the can.
- •Clean the rim of the lid of your paint can to ensure that the lid will go back on tightly.
- •Place a layer of the plastic rim between the can and the lid.
- •Use a rubber mallet when closing the can. A regular hammer can damage the lid, but a rubber mallet will seal it tightly.
- •Store the can upside down. This helps with the amount of air in the can by allowing the paint to create a seal against the lid.