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Old 04-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #16
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Today I popped a can of paint at a clients house from '07, and touched up a coupla walls. With some creative feathering worked fine-

neener neener.

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A pop quiz....and dare I ask.

Water based paint , well is water based...
Something simple like the finger that the paint shops uses to dab the paint color on the lid or a *brush* that is organic - from a scientific level, do you guys think/feel that this ALSO plays a role on how long water based paints last (given into account proper storage, air space, temp, etc)
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But how many times have we addressed the evil paint VOC issue in the last weeks. Stored paint, even low VOC, will turn young children into dullards and cause them to grow up and forever want to live of their parents.
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MobileD- not quite getting your q... are you talking about contaminates turning the can bad- as in finger ?
Maybe- but air and rust seem to be the biggest culprits.
If the lid isn't tight or it is stored somewhere with high humidity- ( like most basements, sitting on cement for example), That screws them the fastest.
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Today I popped a can of paint at a clients house from '07, and touched up a coupla walls. With some creative feathering worked fine-

neener neener.
No offense bubba but why would you feather any how? I can Mickey Mouse feathering. And my art gallery clents never complained.

I usally found it faster and cheaper to them to just roll out the entire wall.

Paint was always the same color but never stored in art gallery basements. Or mine. Halogen lights with perfect color rendering changed to color I put on walls.

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Ima let U finish bubba- but you wasn't there- not a simple wall to do all- so I mickey Moused a solution-
Point is , I used old stored paint that matched fine, contrary to popular beliefs.
Failure of stored paint is usually the can-
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Yeap. I can't recall was it the paint shop but someone explained to me that dues to *water* based paint, the water grow s bacteria, etc - from any contaminent - whether it be a contaminent from a ~finger~ or even something as simple as a ~brush~. So regardless of proper storage, these contaminents brew in any can.

Granted I'm not a pro so I don't see or use paint all day long, hence I'm curious what ya'll see in the field.
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Why would'nt you juat leave it with the HO and save some space in you're basement. Personally, i never bring home any paint that the client has paid for, it stays with them. If it comes time for a "touch up " job and it does not match,or they pitched it, what ever, they have bought another gallon to do the whole wall.
ChrisN, I keep it because the HO's usually forget about it and stuff it on a shelf in an unheated garage or shed and then it's REALLY ruined. Most of the time I do leave it with them, but on many occasions I keep it, if for no other reason than the fact that I have a backup record of the paint color used.
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I have the color info on the proposal ( might have to put it in at the end of the job) and stored in my computer. Takes much less space...
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What's your secret sauce on storing leftover paint - for touchups, etc.
I know less air is better.

- Glass bottle (easy to find )
- Metal Cans

Regardless of storage medium, it's a good idea to lay a heavy plastic bag over the lip to prevent rust.

Even having fresh cans...and with the rep doing the mixing, the inner lip if not used immediately, I've seen it rust out.

I'm working on 3 various rooms. I expect to have leftover for touchup.
As well, I'm probably using like 1/64 of a gallon of this special primer I need - XIM peel Bond.

Love to hear your advice on how to store these *water based* paint these days......
I store leftover paint in plastic containers. Store in a place that doesn't get exposed to extreme temperatures. Even then, if it gets old, it may not match.
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I save leftover paint. And I've had little to no problems matching it. True, the paint on the walls will not match exactly. That's why we feather in a larger area, one section, or possibly even one whole wall. Sometimes it's worth doing this rather than painting an entire room. I use those little $0.95 pour spouts on 1-gallon cans so the lids don't get painted and rust later. If your can is sloppy, buy an empty 1-quart can, and pour your leftovers in there and close it up as if it's a new can of paint. Store in cool dark place, and it will last for a few years. I don't get some of you guys. DIY'ers come on here asking simple questions and some of the pro's apparently sign on just to give snarky remarks but few real answers.
I know, it's all Home Depot / Behr's fault. And again, no - I don't like Behr, nor do I recommend it for pro's, but if a DIY'er wants to use, it won't harm them.
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"snarky "

who, us?
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32oz Hellmans plastic mayo jar color shows and seals tight...wonton containers for touch up paint leftover.if you have a can clean the top out of paint and the can rim..little vasaline on the top cover lite hammer tapping it down,and brush the can a bit with the color so you know whats what
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"snarky "

who, us?
Exactly. I was trying to come up with a word that let you know I was complaining, but sort of kidding at the same time...

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