I grab a paint can from the basement to paint a door. After the job I
notice a puddle of pain under the can, a trail of paint from the bench
and a puddle on the bench. There was enough vacuum in the can so it
didn't leak from the basement across the kitchen into the garage. Only
after removing the lid. What kind of f__king paint can is that? Glidden.
Why in the f__ck did I get holes in my can and make a f__king mess while
trying to be neat. Sometimes it don't pay to do nothing. Wouldn't that
piss you off?
On concrete, I had one with the bottom fall out and it was oil paint,
another can I noticed is oil varnish leaking all out. Take cans off
the floor where its damp, maybe the lime or portand also affects it
but the ones I had go bad were on plactic tile for 15 years, cans rust
if it was flamable and near the water heater it could be bad.
It sure would.
I've been using the plastic bags from the stores to form a gasket under the
lid. I put the bag on the can, pound down the lid, then cut off the surplus.
Now I guess I should use another plastic bag to contain the whole can !
Don't keep them wet and they won't rust. That's essentially what leafing them
on concrete floor is doing. Put them on a shelf and the cans will last
decades. Or you could buy "K-Mart" paint. It often comes in plastic "cans".
More cost. Any 'tin' can left where it can 'sweat' and build up
moisture will eventually rust.
Just takes common sense on how to store things.
Come to think we have put leftover paint into jars and plastic bottles
with screw tops and kept if for 'yeeaaaars and years'. Last time I put
a new top on one of the work benches (using some scrapped plywood!) we
painted it with some 15 to 20 year old paint. But we had a can rust
inside the so-called cooler locker on our boat when it was stored; the
can sweated, rusted and and leaked ............... what a mess. The
cooler locker is not well insulated anyway and we plan to eliminate it.
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