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    Default Paint Storage

    I have partial 1 gallon cans of paint that I save for touch up or new projects. Some of the cans have rusted around the top. I have some large plastic jugs (HDPE from protein powder) and am wondering if I will harm the paint if I pour it in the plastic jugs.

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    Default Re: Paint Storage

    Plastic will not harm paint, most paint cans today are plastic with a metal lid. What is important is a good tight seal to keep air out, also, the less air space within the container, the better it is for the paint.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Paint Storage

    The better the seal, the longer it lasts, BUT...

    Plastic can't get as good a seal as the original paint-can (when first filled that is!)

    The BEST way is to get those glass canning-jars that have the lid with the rubber-gasket, and the separate tightening band.
    ZERO air can get in this way!
    (that's why they're sold for food-safety!)

    This is the IDEAL.
    Choose a size that's closest to the actual paint-volume left over.

    The whole key here....
    >>> THE LESS AIR-SPACE, THE BETTER.

    Faron

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    Default Re: Paint Storage

    This was really great information given by you, well according to my point of view, I think that, Paint storage cabinets for 1-gallon paint cans are available in 20, 40, 60 and up to 120-gallon capacities.

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