I'm nearly finished with repainting pretty much every room in my new house, a process that was way more labor intensive and, like almost all my other forays into home improvement, cost more than I'd initially thought. A big part of the latter was I hadn't factored in how much paint can add up ($40/gallon? Eek!) . And since I have some paint leftover, and will no doubt need it later for touch-ups, I want to make sure I'm doing what I can to protect my investment.
After a bit of poking around, I found a handy list of suggestions on making paint last from Consumer Reports, some of it intuitive, some of it less so. Here's the rundown:
Keep paint somewhere that's consistently room temperature, rather than in a place that gets exceptionally hot or cold, which can cause it to solidify.
Even if you've only got a small fraction of a can left, resist the temptation to consolidate it into a smaller container.
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