Storing leftover paint

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05-11-2009 12:08 AM

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Hi Everyone,

I have a bunch of gallon paint cans that are less than 1/2 full. I’m a bit short on space and would like to transfer the paint to something smaller. I found smaller cans, but they’re about $3 each and I don’t want to buy $30 worth of paint cans. Does anyone have any suggestions for something that will store the paint well? I was thinking mason jars.


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05-14-2009 02:57 AM

Mason jars are good for keeping bits of paint for touch ups, lets you see the colour easily, and the re-sealable rubber keeps the paint fresh. The one problem is that glass breaks when it falls and can mess up a floor pretty good. I haven’t found anything else free or cheap to do the job, and would be interested if you think of anything. I’m out of good paint space too, but i think I’ll just junk the colours that I’ll never end up using.

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08-08-2010 11:52 AM

hey Mike, you can keep it in a clean leftover plastic water or juice bottle. Just make sure to tighten on the screw cap very well and seal the bottle by running a strip of painters tape or masking tape around the neck of the bottle to provide an airtight seal.

Tip: Drop some glass marbles into the bottle to eliminate any air, raising the paint level up to the top

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11-03-2010 08:53 PM

Well, re-sealable rubber keeps the paint fresh.

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11-12-2017 09:33 PM

mason jars or you can store them in the plastic soda/juice bottles.

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