How long would you keep un used latex primer or paint? I have some
Kilz and some custom mixed paint.. that's 16 months old.. Thinking of
using just enough for a "test strip" first.. after reading someone
else's problem of not drying.... But normally... how old is old?
Chuck (in SC)
IME if the can is well sealed latex will last far longer than 16 months.
If the paint looks OK after stirring, no lumps, not skinned over, etc. it
should be OK. If you have can that's never been opened since it was purchased
it is almost certain to be OK. as long as in the case of the custom mix,
the lid was sealed properly at the store.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation
with the average voter. (Winston Churchill)
I've used some old oil paint a primer that Dad bought when the local
farmers' Co-op retail store was closed sometime in the 80s. It's now
been on the shop for about four years and no discernible difference
between its performance vis a vis the brand new that went on the barn.
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