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Old 04-14-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Six years ago a small room in my house was painted and I am planning on painting it again the same color. I have more than enough paint left over for the current job but I'm concerned about the quality.

I opened it and noticed that the can was slightly rusted but the paint looked fine upon stirring. I'm planning on filtering it into a new paint can purchased at Home Depot.

Does this sound like a reasonable approach?

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Bob

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Old 04-14-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hey Bob, I wouldn't use paint cans from HD, get a paint can from a real paint store.
You're fine Bob, maybe add a little water and strain it. As long as it doesn't smell mildewed, your fine.

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Hey Bob, I wouldn't use paint cans from HD, get a paint can from a real paint store.
You're fine Bob, maybe add a little water and strain it. As long as it doesn't smell mildewed, your fine.
Thanks Joe.

I hear you on Home Depot and I just had an interesting experience.

A local lumber yard in Belmar sells crown molding for 87 cents per foot. You tell them how much you want and they get it for you. Every piece that I have gotten so far has been excellent.

Home Depot charges $1.56 per foot for the same molding. You must pick it out yourself but it's very difficult to get strips that are decent.

I've heard similar stories for other items sold by Home Depot. I suppose we all shop there for the convenience!

Bob

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