paint that's 7 years old

Bridget HelmAugust 15, 2013

i'we have paint cans that have been sitting in our outdoor storage room for about 7 years. is any of it still good? we are building a new house, and some of the cans of paint the painters bought for our current house were never even opened. i'm using some of the same colors. can we use this old paint? we got freezing temps here maybe 30 days over the past 7 years. i'm in South Louisiana

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Why risk the extra time and labor if the paint turns out to be no good. Generally, if paint freezes - it's done.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 4:20PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

so it possibly froze 30 times AND is 7 years old?


    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 6:05PM
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Bridget Helm

lol. ok. thanks. it was IN the storage room, which is brick, so i doubt that it froze. i should have been more clear. but either way, i guess it's not worth using.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 7:43PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Open it up and have a look. If it smells bad, it's done. More than likely, it's done...

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 8:40AM
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.......IF the cans themselves are even useable anymore, & not rusting thru @ the seams/top rim.
I'd put your odds of success @ 50/50 here...


    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 12:28PM
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A bad smelling paint doesn't always mean it's bad either.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 11:30AM
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